Review: Shahin & Simon – Outbreak (Trance)

This review covers the hard trance track Shahin & Simon – Outbreak.

This track was released in 1995 on the compilation album Rave Generation – The History Of Rave.

The track starts with a chopped choir element. A bassline then comes in. After that, a voice sample plays out. The trance drum kit then comes in more fully. An additional synth element then comes in. Another synth joins the track. Some parts of the track then drops out as a snare roll goes into the track. Some chopped voice samples are also happening during the snare roll.

After that, the track drops out, leaving only the chopped choir element. Another synth element then comes in after a kick and cymbal crash. An additional synth rejoins the track. Another snare roll appears in the track. The chopped choir element then fades out.

From there, the chopped choir element returns and is joined by the trance drum kit and synth element. The trance drum kit then drops out. From there, another drop occurs, leaving two different synths. Elements of the trance drum it enter the track. Other elements then join in along with a 303-like synth. The voice sample makes another appearance.

After that, the synth, chopped choir, and trance drum kit continues. Elements of the drum kit drop out. After a couple cymbal crashes, the track ends.

What I find interesting is the chopped choir elements. The pitch-bending gives this track an interesting melody. The additional voice sample does help with the tracks rhythm.

There are other elements like the synths that make the track pretty decent.

The higher BPM may not be to everyone’s liking, so there may be a bit of an audience limitation for this one.

Overall, this is a pretty decent track. The chopped choir melody is certainly an interesting one. The synths are decent enough and the voice sample gives this track a nice rhythm. The higher BPM here may mean this track may not be to everyone’s liking, though. So, a decent one all around.


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