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Call your track Nostalgia and rip-off any classic, sounds like a recipe
music is a bit like architecture imo. you can pull of something ridiculous cntrl V as a "tribute to the old" like this once or so and get a way with it in my estimation for the novelty/ shits&giggles of it.

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the minute it becomes a recipe however it simaltaniously becomes a disaster.
 

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it's not the first case signed by Rich unfortunately.

In my first post of this thread I've also mentioned the 48th release of Pure Trance which was stolen from a game.
Wow, I missed this when I first read the OP.
Looks like Alexander Balderas never released anything else beyond Determined. His Apple Music page is pretty bare and only has that one track, which was also featured in the Grotesque Essentials Autumn 2016 edition from Black Hole.
I do not enjoy that type of trance, but ripping off the way he did it is not okay. We never hear about Mexican trance producers either, so that's a double shame because one of the few Mexican guys who actually produced some trance copied someone else's work.

Well, you can't have the entire world's music database hardcoded in your brain, but Rich could have been informed about such case.
@Uplifted actually reached out to Rich himself back in 2016, and Rich's response was:

Thanks for the heads up - it is the same and no, it wasn't mentioned
 

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Why don't we create one for house music? How many deadmau5 copy cats are there out there?
Tons. So many, especially from 2008-2011. Fortunately that sound more or less died out.
I've only heard it once recently, in a pop production from a non-western country. It's different enough from the deadmau5 style though, and the background track isn't the main draw of the song. Here is a filtered instrumental if you want to hear it.
 

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Well well, what do we have here..

Doppenberg - Goodbye (2022)

Ronny K. presents Advanced - Atlantis (2010)

Sergey Nevone & Simon O'Shine - Apprehension (2013)


Nice one, Armada Music.
 
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Just discovered this Oliver Prime remix of "Snappiness" and noticed that one of my favourite Carbon Based Lifeforms tunes melody is really similar to it.

Btw, Snappiness is pretty expensive on discogs.

Beetseekers - Snappiness (Oliver Prime Remix) [2005] (starting from 4:07)

Carbon Based Lifeforms - Photosynthesis [2006] (right from the start)

- what about the forests?
- nope.
 

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This one wasn't mentioned before I think. Dennis Waakop-Reijers used the brilliant Tiësto remix of Subtle by Design's Sirius for making a new track, called Nyana. I think he just reopened the project, changed the key first, replaced the kick and then start changing sounds untill it became original enough (remove the piano, another main synth). But the song construction is still the same, as are lots of percussion, submelodies and key progression.
Nyana is a pretty nice track, but heavily based on Sirius (including the other mixes of Sirius)

Nyana (2003):

Sirius (Tiësto remix) (1999):

Sirius (Angelz Remix) (1999)
 
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Sounds like "Energize "melody was a straight rip-off from "Distant Planet". Still love the PvD Edit though.

Nick Lunn & YOMC Present Tecno-Punk - Energize (Original Mix) [2003] (starting from 2:47)

Saccoman - Distant Planet [1998] (starting from the beginning)
 

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I'm 100% sure this is a complete rip-off (exact same melody and structure) of another recent trance track (probably of this year too) but can't recall its name/author

 

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I'm 100% sure this is a complete rip-off (exact same melody and structure) of another recent trance track (probably of this year too) but can't recall its name/author

The melody in "Iant - Somnium" sounds exactly like this hardstyle track. I'm so tired of this copy+paste trance, just pure trash.

Syrin & B2A - My Last Words


Redux used to be a good label, I have 30+ tracks from it, but I've stopped following it since 2015 or so due to the big amount of this generic garbage.
 

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The melody in "Iant - Somnium" sounds exactly like this hardstyle track. I'm so tired of this copy+paste trance, just pure trash.

That track is indeed similar, but I was referring to another track that is EXACTLY the same. I stil can't recall the name, I think it also had a vocal version with a verse like "...in your arms again"... Let's see if I'm be able to come up with the name
EDIT: this is the vocal, from another song (it's from a vocal pack), it's from Ketty Heath.. so the title could be something "fall into your arms" or "love or yesterday" etc... it's used in many songs, still searching for the right one


Redux used to be a good label, I have 30+ tracks from it, but I've stopped following it since 2015 or so due to the big amount of this generic garbage.

I have to agree. Redux is one of the worst labels in that regard
 
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Never seen anything so blatant this.

Lost Witness - Lateott (the vocal version is called Lost Witness & Roberta Harrison - Close To Home)


Last Soldier & Tricia McTeague - Outshine The Light