While I’m still working on finishing the Best of DJ the S 2020 & 2021 album, I’ll share with you a song that will be on the album and still counts as a 2021 song, although I just finished it – because it is basically an instrumental version of the last song.
Igniting the Fire offers a lot of changes and variations compared to my Let There Be Fire Remix, because I felt it would be rather repetitive without the vocals. As it is, it stands as its own song, because it really mixes things up. As the previous one, it still features the backing and melody of Let There Be Fire by Aviators, Divine Identity (aka Brahman) from Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 and Stone Tower Temple from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
And as usual there’s a video to go along with it:
I made some good progress on the album already, there are only a few songs left to prepare. The plan is to release the album by the end of January – shouldn’t be too hard now, right?
Time to end this year with a bang. Today I got something special for you – a remix of Let There Be Fireby Aviators. Because I keep doing weird things, I also added Divine Identity (aka Brahman) from Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2 and Stone Tower Temple from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask to the mix. These two themes seem to always come up in the last remix of the year as of late. Coincidence? Probably not~
Some of you may already know this (but many of you probably don’t), but I am a very big Soulsborne fan, especially of the Dark Souls series (and especially Dark Souls 3). And although the music of that series is iconic, I couldn’t really find any songs that I would like to make a remix of to show that.
Let There Be Fire is an original song by Aviators inspired by the Dark Souls series – everyone who knows a bit about the lore of Dark Souls 1 will see the obvious connections. So I went ahead and grabbed the vocals of that song (available by buying the song or album on Bandcamp) and did my thing. Now I’m not very good with mixing vocals at all, but I can assure that I had a lot of fun making this song regardless, even if I couldn’t quite do it justice.
For the thumbnail of the video I used one of my Dark Souls 3 screenshots, which shows all of the different invader types coming together in Farron Woods to chill together – if only there was a bonfire (let there be fire?):
And that concludes 2021. It’s been kinda crazy with all the COVID-19 stuff going on, and we also now have a Discord fan server where I’m learning new things every day.
This year there will be a Best of album again. I didn’t make one last year because there simply weren’t enough to warrant it, so it will also include songs from 2020. I will have to exclude a few songs from it, namely this one and the Mogu Mogu Yummy Remix.
This Let There Be Fire Remix needs settings that differ from those I usually have on my albums, because the copyright on the original song demands that if I make a remix of it, it needs to be available with the same copyright settings. So I might release this as a single track on bandcamp at one point, we’ll see. Until then it will only be available through my website, so don’t wait for it – grab it now if you like it 😉
I will likely take some time off (meaning no new songs for a bit) to get the album Best of DJ the S 2020 & 2021 out by the end of January, but don’t quote me on it. Anyway, I wish you all a Happy New Year and I hope to see you all in 2022!
So I finally set up a Discord fan server. I spent a lot more time than I’d have liked learning the basics and setting everything up properly to the best of my knowledge – I sure hope it was worth it! As you can see on the right side, it’s already showing on the website too.
Just make sure to read the rules, be nice and let everyone have a good time. I’ll try to be online regularly – just mind that I live in Europe, so time zone differences are a thing. With that said, here’s the invite link: https://discord.gg/93FpaZwB4Q