OUT Mark South - Delicious (Extended Mix) [Rated Records]

Artist name(s)
Mark South
Release title
Delicious (Extended Mix)
Label name
Rated Records
Release date
Dec 16, 2022
Release type
Single
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http://www.beatport.com/track/delicious/17193799

Electronlyman

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Say hi to an exciting new name in the Trance scene!
Mark South is one of those people, who are giving you hope for the future of Trance.

'Delicious' is a 12:25 mins long, Epic, Uplifting, Euphoric and Cinematic, absolute monster of a track!

Since I've heard the full track, I could hardly hold back to tell everyone about it.
Actually, it's almost silly to see a new artist, going for a sound which is that massive.
Something you'd expect from a big name.


The melody reminds me a bit of old Vincent De Moor vibes. Track length and journey, of The Digital Blonde.
The huge, cinematic intro and breakdown, remind me of prime time Tiesto productions.

'Delicious' will be released on 16th December on Rated Records. Here's a teaser/preview of what's to come.

 
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Musical content is good but the mastering/sound-design is way off imo. Sounds so thin, harsh synths, no balance, no lows. Not up to release standard. Vincent De Moor vibes for sure on the synth.
 
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Gonna give this a spin now. See what you raving about !

Intro is captivating and well made, draws you in with the bass drones, small touches of fx and with darker subtle strings. The build might be a bit too long for its own good, but I do like the rhythms of the build synth melody and how its still feels quite captivating. Not sure on that sort of tricked you reveresed slow downed halting rhythm before the kick/bass kicks in, its a little cliched to me, taking itself too seriously. the break is nice I guess, not sure how I feel about orchestral breaks in my trance nowadays. The main hook melody is very strong I would say. Its simple but very effective melody. First i was like eeeeehh, that buzzing noisy synth is kinda a watered down attempt at millenium trance (heard it throughout the mid 2010s maaaany times), but when it really kicks in at 7.32 i couldnt help but to put pn the serious head-nodding face. Then we have a second orchestral string break, and one gotta say ,putting my personal preferences aside- its well made ! Melody kicks in again and its nice.

Yeah! Worth hearing, worth posting, worth listening to. Hensmon has a point but let me eloborate. I dont mind the approach of having a more raw recording/mastering whatever and I do prefer this to the digital in-your-face all the time presence of modern steroid trance, but the problem is really why is it sooooooo low audio quality to the sounds? It sounds worse than actual late/early 2000s trance. Is this a deliberate choice or what? I mean sure you get used and your ears adapt after hearing this a couple of times but still, it sounds too hollow like he put a "low hq filter" on it. Like a bad 1997 rip. Like its a recorded in a warehouse with weird acoustics for it to be a studio recording. I dont agree theres no lows etc, its simply not true. Then your ears has problems caused by overly clear/perfect/loud recording of modern electronic music. Its just a problem of audio quality/mastering. The strings sounds best in this track tbh. The bass/synths sounds hollow/muddy/low quality/too cold. Especially that synth that plays in the build/mid section/outro is terrible. Too loud yeah. Def lack of balance in the recording.
 
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Musical content is good but the mastering/sound-design is way off imo. Sounds so thin, harsh synths, no balance, no lows. Not up to release standard. Vincent De Moor vibes for sure on the synth.

I have heard this track before it was mastered and it sounded lovely, with a lot of dynamics and deep low end, no harshness at all.
So I think whoever did the mastering on it, unfortunately have missed on the opportunity to bring the best out of it.


I suggested to them it would be really nice to give this a Vinyl release.
With a proper, dynamic, warm mastering, which would allow this track to express its full potential.

Mark answered me, if people are interested and the funds are there, they'd love to arrange a Vinyl release!