Dark By Design ‎– Blackout

Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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  • Written-By, Producer, Arranged By, EngineerG. West*


Published by Goodgreef Music Publishing (administered by Hatfish Music Ltd.)

© Goodgreef Recordings Ltd 2005.

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  • Barcode (Text): 8 81824 05946 3
  • Barcode (String): 881824059463

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November 6, 2017

I believe this is one of Wests greatest piece. It has a build up like no other in the Hard Trance realm. You see in this in Wests piece where it has a Dark By Design signature written each track. But like good songs, there are many goods songs but they need to be played by the public, a wide audience to see that. What a way to play it then at Sensation Black in 2004. Yoji became the star and became the sensation himself, probably the best set in 2004. In that year he became I believe 33 best world Dj according to DJmag which is hugh for a DJ/Producer playing Hard dance music.

I also like the remix because it is differently though out. Sure not all new ideas work but its the creativity of the vocals that I like. Sounded great at sensation 2005.


October 14, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
The original song is a diamond, a brilliant tune with a catchy lead riff and quite some spacy break. Yet it is quite simply worked out. Reminds me of Kan Cold's usual style, but with a much different, detuned synth and the typical old skool hardstyle bassline, used by so many producers.

Way better it is, then some of the cheezy crap Gaz West is also responsible of, but anyone who makes this kind of track has to do more than just that to lose my respect.

The remix, on the other hand, is an atrocious rape of the original, using a synthesized opera singer's voice, and really not leaving much of the amazing ideas from the original intact. A real shame the Japanese NRG master involved himself into doing this.