OUT Super8 & Tab vs Factor B - From Way Back [Who's Afraid Of 138?!]

Artist(s)
Super8 & Tab, Factor B
Release title
From Way Back
Label name
Who's Afraid Of 138?!
Release date
May 7, 2021
Release type
Single

sashamlenik

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Release date: 07.05.2021

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Julian Del Agranda

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It's OK. The video with him acting crazy with zero spectators is a bit silly though. Oh well.

Main melody isn't really anything to be extremely proud of. It's pretty basic. It's in key, but doesn't really cary any emotion or whatever.

Also don't see how the intro part in the first 1 minute is connected to that second part. It's a completely different song.

To conclude: It's OK, but just a filler in any set.
 

Elysium013

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No idea what's up with the shift in the 2nd half of the track either. Could be a good track if it was a bit more err, organised.
 
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aSeb

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The biggest problem in the scene today is that I would never recognize the artist of this track if not told because 90% of the releases sound the same. There is no originality at all. And I do not mean that uplifting cannot be fresh anymore, it definitely can. The producers are just lazy I think.

I cannot say it is bad, bud damn it is generic.
 
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MDD

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The vid is hilarious and slightly bonkers. It reminds me of a political parade when they go past in their vehicles; you look, stare, realise there's message and loud noise, then it doesn't convey and you move on.

Music wise, ok/meh. Some nice little production querks in the beat builds but the melody doesn't resonate similar to other comments.
 
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BS_BlackScout

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I asked my homie TB from Australia to send me a sample... (heh)
It does indeed still sound like this. Extremely disjointed, barely sounds like Super8 & Tab from the old days and is overall a mess of a track.
Absolute dogshit.

I am being harsh cause it's not only a bad track but (despite my VERY limited music skills) there are at least 2 different keys at different spots of the track.
What I perceived as F# can be heard during the outro and intro.
What I perceived as C# can be heard after the drop.
Then there's this intermediate whatever at around 2:00 that also seems to sound to be in an entirely different key, hopefully someone here with better music understanding can shed a light on what's going on.

What is weird is that they have confirmed to me on Reddit that they co-produced All Heaven with Aly & Fila, which sounds great!

And has similar presets if you listen to it.

For those already past midnight:
 

james864

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I wonder if this song has already been played by Super8 & Tab at ASOT 800 in Utrecht and at the Luminosity Beach Festival 2017 in Bloemendaal ann Zee. Samples so known to me that I have probably heard from someone else. Pinch me if I'm wrong.
 

Elysium013

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I wonder if this song has already been played by Super8 & Tab at ASOT 800 in Utrecht and at the Luminosity Beach Festival 2017 in Bloemendaal ann Zee. Samples so known to me that I have probably heard from someone else. Pinch me if I'm wrong.
You'd be correct! This song is 4 years old and it's basically untouched since the day it premiered it sounds like.

Just listened to the full version, this is completely disjointed. I don't understand the sudden change in the middle. If it's trying to be classic, it's not, it's just the current-day Super8 & Tab synths at a higher BPM. I'd even say it doesn't even sound like Factor B did anything here. Then the outro shifts back to the intro's key, it's just a bunch of bizarre transitions.

Weak WAO138 release.
 

BS_BlackScout

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You'd be correct! This song is 4 years old and it's basically untouched since the day it premiered it sounds like.

Just listened to the full version, this is completely disjointed. I don't understand the sudden change in the middle. If it's trying to be classic, it's not, it's just the current-day Super8 & Tab synths at a higher BPM. I'd even say it doesn't even sound like Factor B did anything here. Then the outro shifts back to the intro's key, it's just a bunch of bizarre transitions.

Weak WAO138 release.
I have a strong suspicion that all it took was me to ask on Reddit if they were going to release on WAO138.
Then prompting them to dig the f*ck out of this track and release it as it was. No f*cks given 😂

I mean, truth be told. If they cared about Uplifting Trance they'd be releasing it at least every once in a while. They surely don't.
Into -> 2017
All Heaven -> 2017
From The Arsehole Way Back -> 2021

It's kind of comical.
 
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Peenuts

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I do quite like the main bulk of the track, the break and melody are quite nice.

The intro and outro don't fit with the rest of the track as others have mentioned, it feels like it's been tagged on as an afterthought after they made the main section.
 
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Kinda split on this one. At first listen, I kinda liked the sound of it, but in the end it didn't quite convince me to listen to it again.
 

Magdelayna

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The biggest problem in the scene today is that I would never recognize the artist of this track if not told because 90% of the releases sound the same. There is no originality at all. And I do not mean that uplifting cannot be fresh anymore, it definitely can. The producers are just lazy I think.

I cannot say it is bad, bud damn it is generic.

Indeed,ive totally lost interest in the modern generic trance productions. I could guess for a full 10 minutes who made this and i may still not get it...just forgettable.
 
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