Orjan Nilsen - Between The Rays (Orjan Nilsen Presents DJ Governor Remix) [Armada]

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Orjan Nilsen
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Between The Rays (DJ Governor Remix)
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Worse in every aspect than original! I dont see a single point of releasing a new version....
 
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I went to bed now, but I can't wait to take a listen tomorrow and hate on it.
 

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Obviously original is the best but I don't mind this. It's a bit like Re-Election with the festively intro and more melodic break/drop :)
 
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Am I the only one who actually quite likes this as opposed to the original?

I mean the compression is terrible. but the arrangment/lead is cool and this one has a lot more drive without sounding broish.
 

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can't wait to take a listen tomorrow and hate on it
Uhm...this is gonna be weird.

It's not bad actually. I liked it, expected much worse. It's nowhere near Red Woods when you take into account the alias, and it's nowhere near the original too - of course - but it's still decent. Like the riff especially, and the bassline is also good. Dislike: That short build-up to the climax. The climax itself is a bit weak for me, lacks a bit of drive, and the main lead might be a bit too sidechained.

The original was much nicer though, I still like it. In fact, it's amazing. It's not broish, the kicks are soft, but I'd just dance my ass off if I heard it live - the melody does it all! I don't think I can say the same about the remix though.
 
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I don't like it that much.

He uses his "trance alias" to remix a rather trancey Orjan Nilsen track. And the result is an EDM version. Strange.

The "tech-EDM" part isn't too bad, but it's too overly festivally for me. Comon', this is Between The Rays, a big modern melodic classic (for me). I don't like the claps in the breakdown. Makes it too Ummet Ozcan-ish.

No, I'm not a big fan of this. Typical festival-version, I would like it on a festival. But at home, I would never play this version when the original is simply better at every aspect.
 

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Uhm...this is gonna be weird.

It's not bad actually. I liked it, expected much worse. It's nowhere near Red Woods when you take into account the alias, and it's nowhere near the original too - of course - but it's still decent. Like the riff especially, and the bassline is also good. Dislike: That short build-up to the climax. The climax itself is a bit weak for me, lacks a bit of drive, and the main lead might be a bit too sidechained.

The original was much nicer though, I still like it. In fact, it's amazing. It's not broish, the kicks are soft, but I'd just dance my ass off if I heard it live - the melody does it all! I don't think I can say the same about the remix though.
This is basically what I’m thinking. I was hoping for something more melodic/atmospheric DJ Governor wise, but it still works overall. I think this will work great at festivals. Original is still the best, but this version is quickly growing on me.
 
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After the breakdown be like:

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I do love that laserblip effect in the transition though. Used a similar one on Fantasia Landscape
 

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This tribal festival intro sounds great! I really like the intro but yeah overall doesn't offer much.
Still looking forward for the full extended ver.
 
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Will be released on 1st October with the winner of the Remix Competition :):

 

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Worse in every aspect than original! I dont see a single point of releasing a new version....
I rarely agree with your track opinions but goddamn do I agree here. This remix fucking blows. A noisy, pointless downgrade both for the track and the alias.
 
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A lot better than the trash hes been producing for the last 9 years.
 

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I quite enjoy the percussion, but everything else, from the edm clap, to the riser, to the intro, that weird outro, is just meh in the best of cases. At least the break stays faithful enough to the original spirit of the song, but why would I want to listen to this mediocre take when I can just blast the original all day and night long!
 

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Can't say I was that big of a fan of the original to start with... The melody lends itself to a more big-roomy style of track anyway, so this modern update doesn't sound too out of place in comparison. If anything, it sounds tighter and less sluggish.