Dreams Divide - Trashed (Single)
Synthpop, EBM Now, if there's one thing noted about Juggernaut Music Group, it's that they've been pushing for album teasers quite lately. With the likes of Venal Flesh's Emulgent Disfigurement to Mr.Kitty's XIII , we've been getting a taste for a lot of future releases from the label that's pushing forward with ferocity. And, now, we also have another known UK act with a single teasing their upcoming album.

Dreams Divide, before having this single on the Juggernaut page, published a video for it on 29th October of last year. However, now that they've come under the label's wing, the song has been given the remix treatment including one from label mate IIOIOIOII.

And, what we're delivered is a rather fun single that definitely serves as a fantastic addition to the growing Juggernaut family. The solo is definitely one that can easily be danced to, and isn't dark in any sense of the word. Both Gem and David lend their chords to the song, and both hit home well. While Gem certainly sounds a lot better, the two singing back and forth act as counters to one another. The rougher tone of the male pairs well with the graceful sound of the female. When both chords assemble during the chorus, there's definitely an eighties sort of disco sound to the beat. Either way, this was a great song to listen to.

And then we're slammed with four remixes. The first beginning with experimental/electro act Benjamin's Plague. The tone of the song certainly takes a darker step, even included some hints of ambient music when things get a little quiet (check around the two and a half minute mark). The vocals weren't touched much at all, which is something I greatly appreciated. Though, I thought that Gem's chords sort of fell out of place within the darker tone of the track, but, still, it wasn't so bad as to throw the whole thing off.

X-Amount came in to give their two cents on the matter, as well. Following through in the beginning more quiet then the rest, a sense of minimalism came to mind. It serves as a fairly simple electronic rendition of the song with a pretty atmospheric sound flowing through it. With the vocals being touched with a bit to sound faded, a sort of ritual vibe came about. This was a weird and quiet mix, but if you're looking for easy listening, go no further than to listen to this version.

Berlin electropop outfit Vainerz welcomed in a good mix of the song. While it sounds pretty similar to the original, it makes a few changes to the track that works it well. For example, the bass wasn't as present, and there was more of a focus on eccentric electronic sounds. The chorus remained fairly the same, if only turned down a bit.

And, finally, I came to the remix by IIOIOIOII. If you don't know this by now, I've a particular love for IO and the music that comes from this mastermind. The remix only serves to solidify this emotional feeling I have for his project. There are the trademark sounds of the synthpop act within this mix, specifically when it came to adding a few digital effects to the voices. Though I thought the vocals sounded fine by themselves without being touched, the slight refinements made were nice and set well.

And, hell's bells, we come to the end of the remixes. Once more, and I do repeat, this is as good as any place to start with Dreams Divide. As a welcome to the label, and also a way to introduce these guys to possibly a new audience, I don't think there was any better way it could have been done. Now I just have to sit tight for the album release. I'm sure that will be something I'll enjoy.
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Brutal Resonance

Dreams Divide - Trashed (Single)

8.0
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2014 by Juggernaut Music Group
Now, if there's one thing noted about Juggernaut Music Group, it's that they've been pushing for album teasers quite lately. With the likes of Venal Flesh's Emulgent Disfigurement to Mr.Kitty's XIII , we've been getting a taste for a lot of future releases from the label that's pushing forward with ferocity. And, now, we also have another known UK act with a single teasing their upcoming album.

Dreams Divide, before having this single on the Juggernaut page, published a video for it on 29th October of last year. However, now that they've come under the label's wing, the song has been given the remix treatment including one from label mate IIOIOIOII.

And, what we're delivered is a rather fun single that definitely serves as a fantastic addition to the growing Juggernaut family. The solo is definitely one that can easily be danced to, and isn't dark in any sense of the word. Both Gem and David lend their chords to the song, and both hit home well. While Gem certainly sounds a lot better, the two singing back and forth act as counters to one another. The rougher tone of the male pairs well with the graceful sound of the female. When both chords assemble during the chorus, there's definitely an eighties sort of disco sound to the beat. Either way, this was a great song to listen to.

And then we're slammed with four remixes. The first beginning with experimental/electro act Benjamin's Plague. The tone of the song certainly takes a darker step, even included some hints of ambient music when things get a little quiet (check around the two and a half minute mark). The vocals weren't touched much at all, which is something I greatly appreciated. Though, I thought that Gem's chords sort of fell out of place within the darker tone of the track, but, still, it wasn't so bad as to throw the whole thing off.

X-Amount came in to give their two cents on the matter, as well. Following through in the beginning more quiet then the rest, a sense of minimalism came to mind. It serves as a fairly simple electronic rendition of the song with a pretty atmospheric sound flowing through it. With the vocals being touched with a bit to sound faded, a sort of ritual vibe came about. This was a weird and quiet mix, but if you're looking for easy listening, go no further than to listen to this version.

Berlin electropop outfit Vainerz welcomed in a good mix of the song. While it sounds pretty similar to the original, it makes a few changes to the track that works it well. For example, the bass wasn't as present, and there was more of a focus on eccentric electronic sounds. The chorus remained fairly the same, if only turned down a bit.

And, finally, I came to the remix by IIOIOIOII. If you don't know this by now, I've a particular love for IO and the music that comes from this mastermind. The remix only serves to solidify this emotional feeling I have for his project. There are the trademark sounds of the synthpop act within this mix, specifically when it came to adding a few digital effects to the voices. Though I thought the vocals sounded fine by themselves without being touched, the slight refinements made were nice and set well.

And, hell's bells, we come to the end of the remixes. Once more, and I do repeat, this is as good as any place to start with Dreams Divide. As a welcome to the label, and also a way to introduce these guys to possibly a new audience, I don't think there was any better way it could have been done. Now I just have to sit tight for the album release. I'm sure that will be something I'll enjoy. May 30 2014

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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