Ralphie B - Divinity [Nocturnal Knights]

Freezer

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Good one, like it! Of course not for the fans of this more steroid-ish sound, but for me personally, this is great thanx to another great melody.
BTW.: If anyone would be inetrested to see and meet Ralphie in person, just PM me. We will do his comeback gig in Prague next month :)
 
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Daysleeper

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Im sorry but I really have to stronlgy disagree with SS here : See "RB is one of those producers who was doing it back then and STILL doing it now".

Doing what? Still producing ? Yeah, that. Not really an achivement.
 

Freezer

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Heard this track live from him. Really good melody. Would give this track like 8/10
He played 138 set all the way with a few classics and a few tech bangers towards the end.
He is such a humble guy! Probably the nicest guy in trance music ever. Had a meet and greet with him for more than one hour, my childhood dream fulfilled :)
 

trancedanne

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Tracks like this is why trance is considered a fucking joke. This dude has produced tracks for over 20 years and did among the most well produced trance tracks ever back then. These days its the complete opposite, steroid template garbage music for people with a shitty music taste
 

Freezer

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Tracks like this is why trance is considered a fucking joke. This dude has produced tracks for over 20 years and did among the most well produced trance tracks ever back then. These days its the complete opposite, steroid template garbage music for people with a shitty music taste
my taste is better than your charcter
 
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Jetflag

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steroid template garbage music for people with a shitty music taste

my taste is better than your charcter
ah! A measuring contest for people with a small-trance-complex.

hold on whilst I grab the pops

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Freezer

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Ralphie has explained to me, that he choose the more banging style of trance, cause thats the style where he is best at... and also...its good for the clubs. If he continued on more proggy or lets say underground style, he would never have a full packed club here in Praguie for example. And his tracks are very well mastered, even if they sound a bit more steroid, they sound pretty clean on huge system and the crowd absolutely loved it. Also he did play a bit of classics, but they were edited to sound more up to date...

Its simple...steroid trance simply works at the club and thats why it exist and why they keep doing that..Sneider explained it well also...
But I guess 90% of TF users are rather home listeners, rather older generation who loved trance back in the 90s and early 2000s. So I understand their attitude also...
 
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Propeller

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Although this sounds like a template production in terms of overall structure, it is waaaay better than the average template because it is musically good.
The angelic vocal is really quite lovely - I wonder where he's sampled this from?! The melody is decent, epic, non-cheesy and complements the vocal really well. The synths are more beefy than the typical watered down variety present in 99% of generic tracks. There is a subtle piano in the intro and the outro, plus some variety in the effects used. And it all flows really well.

It goes to show you can have musically good "template" tracks when you put some effort into it. Ralphie B is an experienced producer so he can make it work. He's shown his quality in this track.

Unfortunately 99% of the time these kinds of tracks are really lazy and musically bad, just a huge wall of noise. And that deserves to be criticised and hated. :)

Solid 7/10 for me.
 

MarnixMulder

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Agreed with that template feeling especially in the intro. But when the break starts a wonderful piece of music starts.
Those vocals are mesmerizing, and that main melody is more than awesome.

And yeah, kicks/basslines/percussion and synths may be a bit 'replaceable' but it's very very well executed.
It might deserve some more 'original' remixes ;)

Overall I really like this track :)
 
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