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Here's my first ever release on my new label WildFireMusic. Enjoy, and as always feedback is appreciated.
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Off a to a decent start. Clean mix, passable structure, but this melody just doesn't work for me. If you're going to build every second of the song around the same 2-bar loop, with no variation, it has to be *really* good, and this just doesn't stick. I feel like the best way to get better at melodies is just to listen to music with good melody lines. And yeah, this needs some variation. Chord progressions, alternate repeats, anything to make it less repetitive.
The 2 bar loop is for the first 16 bars, it's called a DJ intro. It's only purpose is to allow a DJ to easily transition between two songs (There's also a DJ outro, the last 16 bars).After that, it evolves into a four bar melody. IDK what you mean by "passable structure", since it's usually meant that it follows the idea of transitions at 4, 8, 16, or 32 bars. Or it could mean layering the right sounds together, which obviously went well, considering that it has that 'full' sounding drop. The repetitive nature of this song is commonplace in this genre. While there would have been room for more fx, such as glitches, this isn't the issue you make it out to be. As for the melody, I'm no Madeon, but this track is not French Pop either. I think you might just be judging this as if it were something that was meant to be melodic, such as Porter Robinson.
I don't mean to be defensive, but I disagree with most of what you said. I really don't think you understand this type of genre, or know quite as much as you think you do about structure and composition to be critiquing a song like this.
Nor do I like the term "decent start," as if I hadn't been a producer for over five years. Your review comes off a bit elitist to be honest, and I don't think you have the experience or knowledge to pull it off well. I don't expect 5 star reviews, but I will disagree when the reviewer is unfair or just not knowledgeable on the topic.
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