I never thought I’d ever use these words to describe how much I love ‘Komon’: I. Am. Mindf*cked. I have never heard a Hardstyle producer combine vocal and style elements of Trap, Dubstep, Reggae, K-pop (I think there’s a sample is from Psy’s Gentleman‘) and Hardstyle into one until now!
Let me get the forgivable aspects out of the way before I give more praise: Cramming everything into such a short edit makes things quite messy. I wish they spent a bit more time on each genre combination, just so I could have time to revel in it, or let it seep into the deepest parts of my soul
Even if they decided not to cram it all in one short edit and just release different versions with multiple genres grouped together, I’m sure people who love genre mashes would still buy every single version. I wouldn’t even mind seeing a super, unusually long, extended version of this. Just imagining the potential release formats or versions that could have been considered for this piece makes my eyes light up.
Yet, being the impatient person that I am, who gets all fired up about something and can’t wait to get it done once I get that strong urge, this would have been something I couldn’t wait to show the world. Maybe they felt the same. Finishing such an ambitious project in time was probably not an easy feat to pull off. I suppose I can let them off the hook just this once.
As for the chorus melody, I find that Da Tweekaz’ recent releases (including ‘Bring Me To Life‘) have rather tame choruses. They don’t exactly have notes that take me to the peaks. Instead, they sound rather like military anthems. Solemn yet inspiring. I personally prefer crazy, dark melodies these days. However, the exciting fireworks generated from this genre-mish-mash just makes up for that melody.
This track opens up possibilities, fun, excitement, ears, mind and soul. I have never heard anything so thrilling in such a long time! Da Tweekaz have always fearlessly incorporated mainstream genres into their music. I love them for it. I just hope they don’t rush more of their releases. Please take time to really make a track shine. Uncover its true potential!