I should give a quick mention to this here – it’s been a long enough wait, after all. My Hell’s Gate remix has been hidden away on SoundCloud for a few months, as I had to add the track to Spotify as a way to set up an artist profile (a bizarre process that doesn’t need explaining here). Although that was all for FINRG purposes, it was in the back of my mind to add to TYFTH’s ‘free tracks‘ section while I was at it. If I had my way it would have quietly appeared there with little fanfare, but that’s not the way SC does things. With some talk about Hell’s Gate recently, here it is at last.
This version is actually the ‘easier to mix’ edit I did after finishing the original, but both are essentially the same. In theory I could work on a ‘2022 remix’ at some point, but as even typing that drains all enthusiasm instantly, it’s probably better to leave Hell’s Gate in the past at this point. Unbelievably the track still stands up pretty well, with a very similar second half to Zio’s original, and the most ‘beginner’s luck’ breakdown you’ll ever hear.
Soundcloud’s new interface is so confusing to me that I wouldn’t have noticed this if not for the Chinese crew. I think you could have gotten away with saying nothing! It goes without saying anyway that we all love this one, so it deserves proper availability like this. I know exactly what you mean about revising it killing motivation. There’s a huge dip in quality that happens whenever I spend too long on a track and it’s important to get the balance right. Plus it’s already done, so any new elements belong in a new track.
(FINRG’s on S*****y now, huh…I guess exposure has a steep moral price. Anyone who listens to music without having the files themselves needs a hitman at their door this second!)
Belated agree 100%! Suffice to say I don’t use Spotify myself, and haven’t touched it since I did the necessary for FINRG reasons.