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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-18 12:20:42

Me goddamn it!

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-26 21:47:01

I would like to nominate Sonix1241.

He's an incredible Trance Artist. I think he's a bit well-known on YouTube, but I think he deserves to have people here know about him.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-28 12:45:16

I would nominate myself, but I'm too awesome...

I nominate the whole audio portal


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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-28 23:40:14

haha

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-29 00:21:05

It sure is self-advertisement around here.

I also chuckled at the notion that the self-advertisement thread was once effective, as I see that as a stretch (being fairly new). The problem is that everyone just posts their songs and only cares about getting feedback on their stuff as opposed to seeking others out. I try to post something substantial in there to you know, start up a small conversation (conversations are the easiest way to get someone to listen to your music), but they get ignored under a flood of NEW SONG LISTEN AND RATE PLZ's.

Anyhoo

Syntrus, nathanallenpianrd, ender1, and a few others as well.

I try to review as much as I can across certain things (usually through the Advertisement thread), but I don't always get the chance. However, these guys have stuff that is pretty good but overlooked a lot.

That sounds like a majority of us, though.


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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-29 20:55:45

I really don't want to contribute to make this a self-nomination thread but I feel I am a huge underdog...

I am 13 years old and have been writing music for a little over a year. People usually see my age and then think my music is garbage but it doesn't matter how old you are, it matters how good your music is right?

I am currently writing music for an xbox live arcade game, a flash game, and a film score for a product that will be sold:
http://www.creatingfilm.com/

Half of my songs are not on newgrounds yet because they have not been released with the film score product.

However, I just uploaded one of the songs from the product to see what people think of it. (it is supposed to be background music)

So please check out my page and my audio and consider me as an underdog...
Thank you for your time.
My Page
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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-29 22:15:59

I think one of the most under rated artists is definitely LoudCore.
He has an amazing ability and its going unnoticed.

He has a truly unique ability and its shocking he is being over looked.

He makes high quality DnB and amazing Industrial songs.

He should really have a butt load of fans, but he doesnt. He has had songs in a bunch of flash games, songs playing in over 25 clubs around the world, and has songs featured in youtube videos that get more that 500,000 views.

Some of his really good songs are:

  • [LC] - Faulty Apparatus
    [LC] - Faulty Apparatus by ElectricalBypass

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    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Drum N Bass
    Popularity
    332 Views
  • [LC] -How it's Made (Remix)
    [LC] -How it's Made (Remix) by ElectricalBypass

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    Score
    4.30 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Techno
    Popularity
    81 Views
  • LoudCore - Rough Edges
    LoudCore - Rough Edges by ElectricalBypass

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    Score
    4.03 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Industrial
    Popularity
    1,004 Views
  • Station of Depression
    Station of Depression by ElectricalBypass

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.36 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Ambient
    Popularity
    450 Views

I'm not sure how much this will help his popularity, but it would really awesome if you guys would take the time to listen to this guy. He is truly amazing and deserves some recognition.

Again, LoudCore is an amazing artist that doesnt deserve to be overlooked by the Audio Community.

Thanks!

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-29 22:36:30

Self Nominations

I think there should be a rule that if your going to nominate yourself you should at least nominate someone else first. It's been pretty ridiculous... this is turning into the "Advertisements Thread" part 2.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-30 03:02:56

I see that Audio Advertisements! moved here :(
...sad...

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-30 03:27:27

Well I can understand it to a certain degree - When I come to NG I've gotten a very select few authors (Music/Flash) that I follow, the rest is more a case of casual browsing, so if you asked me to name an Underdog who'd be deserving of getting some limelight, I'd be stumped for a name.

Then to follow the above point, I look at my own stuff - 10 tunes uploaded of varying genres and styles and to be quite honest I'd be lucky if it gets listened to all that much, nevermind the fact that (with exception to two tracks) they never get more than 0-5 reviews after being up for over a year ^^

Don't worry, though, I'm not going to follow the whole self-nomination bandwagon as I could just spend a bit more time going through the awesome work from the hard-working music creators/community right here and find more deserving names out there... Just I don't exactly have lots of time and I just keep falling into the trap of checking my own work, checking the work of some of the popular users, then sodding off to get working on other things :/

Point is - It's a lot easier for people to just point themselves out than it would be to find, or make themselves aware, of others deserving of it. I can't name anyone because most of my favourites list are quite popular.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-30 05:17:09

At 6/29/09 10:36 PM, Quarl wrote: Self Nominations

I think there should be a rule that if your going to nominate yourself you should at least nominate someone else first. It's been pretty ridiculous... this is turning into the "Advertisements Thread" part 2.

Yeah, I think that's a lot of the reason why it's slowly being abandoned. I'll probably try to get something together again eventually, but I can't promise anything soon at all.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-30 06:22:04

I'd like to nominate Groat.
He makes Electro-Industrial songs. The quality of his songs is very high, almost professional sounding. His songs are pretty experimental.
Some of his songs:

  • Rise - Theapetur
    Rise - Theapetur by Groat

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    Score
    3.08 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Techno
    Popularity
    89 Views
  • SS2~
    SS2~ by Groat

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    Score
    3.00 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Industrial
    Popularity
    37 Views
  • Point of Reference
    Point of Reference by Groat

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    Score
    3.29 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Industrial
    Popularity
    82 Views

Also, i wasn't really sure if i should nominate him, because some of his songs have a pretty high number of downloads. But the number of listens is most of the time less than the number of downloads and he doesn't gets much reviews, so i figured i should nominate him anyway.
Now go check out his songs!


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Response to The Underdog List 2009-06-30 18:25:24

Hmmm, I think I fit the bill, but I'm not sure.

I would like to nominate myself!

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-04 18:42:34

At 1/4/09 12:33 PM, Zero123Music wrote: I know this sounds a bit selfish
but i nominate myself

I'm 13 years old from england (woo!)
and I do mainly classical music

Good enough for me!

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OP's on the money

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-17 14:13:43

This time i would like to nominate Tombor911.
He makes great music (ofcourse) and his main genre is Classical. I discovered him some time ago and thought he was pretty good. I waited 'till i thought he was ready to be nominated as an underdog and now is the time. Also, he's only 13 years old!
Here are some examples of his song to convince you:

  • Tranquil Lake
    Tranquil Lake by Tombor911

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    Score
    3.95 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    94 Views
  • Tranquil Lake
    Tranquil Lake by Tombor911

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    Score
    3.95 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    94 Views
  • The Town Is Near
    The Town Is Near by Tombor911

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    Score
    4.36 / 5.00
    Type
    Loop
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    267 Views

MH16


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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-17 15:29:51

I would like to nominste DJ RAV3N for being one of the best artist on here. He can produce awesome hands up songs better than basshunter or DJ Splash and at the same time produce awesome Hardcore songs better than DJ S3RL or Vagabond. I have been listening to him for a while and yet he is by far one of the best producers on here. that is why i would like to nominate him.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-19 10:50:44

Self Nomination

Obviously I don't want to nominate myself, as I feel it's sort of arrogant. But I want to get some attention (gimmie the spotlight! gimmie.....just kidding btw.). I've been a member of NG for a couple of years, but only recently did I start becoming interested in music making. My genre is classical, and I hope to become a composer someday, maybe for films but also just to write classical pieces.


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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-19 21:53:06

I'd like to nominate Thomssn, some real drums recorded really well, excellent guitar phrasing and solid voice through the songs.

This one caught my attention the most.

  • Jazz guitar solo
    Jazz guitar solo by Thomssn

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    Score
    4.08 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
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    Jazz
    Popularity
    92 Views


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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-19 23:44:49

I nominate kentokromatic.

Though he seems to be fairly new (only two submissions), they are so beyond the skill of what I usually see around here I am dumb-founded at the quality. He really shows skill and promise, so I think he should be showcased a bit more.

  • Saria's Ragtime Jazz (Zelda)
    Saria's Ragtime Jazz (Zelda) by kentokhromatic

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    Score
    3.59 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Video Game
    Popularity
    64 Views

The only thing that kept this from being a perfect score for me is that it is not a live recording.

  • Wind Quartet- In a Lake
    Wind Quartet- In a Lake by kentokhromatic

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    Score
    3.03 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Classical
    Popularity
    28 Views

I have reviewed many songs, but this is the third 10/10 I have ever given.


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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-20 00:16:15

I'd like to take the time to nominate the last 15 people who nominated themselves. I didn't listen to them, but they must have deserved it to have posted in here.

I'm really starting to think that it's only fair to self nominate if you mention another artist. It's not that hard guys. If someone leaves a review on one of your songs, review them back. That's the best way to find other people here and grow connected to them. You'll notice I used to write long winded reviews for people I liked. Welp, I stopped responding to the reviews I received so I stopped finding people. In any-case, I decided to respond to someone finally and look what I came across!

I nominate aloneagainfriend. He's pretty experimental, so some of his stuff might take a listen or two before you get it, but I fell in love with The Saw the first time I heard it. It's just so wacky yet well produced. Drugs :P

Here's a metal song he did that I like a lot. The guys new to FL but apparently he's been "recording for a while" so give him some time and I'm sure he'll be making the tunes bleed. Give the guy some good fucking feedback. He wants it. He deserves it. He'll make use of it.

"Deserving Underdog" a self nomination is not. Pay attention to the list and give feedback to the people that make it. Review a few of the songs that get posted in the list. If the person understands the economy of karma, they'll hit you right back up and scratch your back for you. I'll admit to being a hypocrite so I can advertise an older thread I wrote on this exact same subject. If you want an ecosystem to exist, help create it.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-23 00:20:24

Because I am basically unheard of, I would like to vote for my self.
I only joined Newgrounds this year and have uploaded 22 songs already. I found interest in music from Elvis Presley when I was about 6 ... Good person to start with if you ask me. But my music has nothing like classic rock 'n' roll.
I tend to experiment with different styles and genres, trying to work out new sounds (which doesn't always end up too good) and I have a couple of good songs on here, a couple of crap ones too.
I started guitar 4 and a bit years ago but I'm now going for a diploma in modern guitar method.
I'm 15 yet some of my music sounds like I'm a young boy while others a perverted 37 year old man, or even a drunk.
My main inspirations are: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Tom Waits, John Frusciante, White Stripes and so many more but my music doesn't usually sound like any of these.
So check out my stuff here:D

Thanks


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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-23 05:14:36

I'VE GOT A DOUBLE NOMINATION!!

I would like to nominate myself first off.
This is because I really feel that I'm extremely undervalued and overlooked as an audio artist.
I know that just by reading this you won't be able to determine whether or not I'm any good or not, but I'm saying give me a chance... I mean i'm not about the ratings...but if all of my songs have a rating above a four then has to mean that I'm going somewhere right?

I've been music producing for 8 months now, playing piano since I was around 10 which is almost 8 years now.
I just ask that you check out my audio.
http://zeviron.newgrounds.com/audio/

I would also like to nominate ViceOfFire

He is the one that pretty much drop FL Studio into my lap, and he's been extremely supportive of all of my work and goals as an artist...

He is extremely talented, and has recently done a collaboration that I think you would want to hear.

  • Into the Ocean [collab]
    Into the Ocean [collab] by ViceOfFire

    Click to listen.

    Score
    4.35 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    560 Views

There is the link. And I hope you check me and ViceOfFire out,

There is alot of talent that is never discovered here in the audio portal, talent that goes unnoticed.
I just hope that you don't pass us by.

Thanks for reading and listenng.

Zeviron.


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You know how they patience is a virtue? why be bored and do nothing about it? Impatience is a virtue in my eyes

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-23 08:37:26

At 7/23/09 05:14 AM, Zeviron wrote: I'VE GOT A DOUBLE NOMINATION!!

So do I...

First of, a guy called SessileNomad

I'll cut right to the chase.

  • /SN/ Ebb and Flow
    /SN/ Ebb and Flow by SessileNomad

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    Score
    3.41 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Ambient
    Popularity
    51 Views
  • /SN/ Singing Angels
    /SN/ Singing Angels by SessileNomad

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    Score
    4.20 / 5.00
    Type
    Song
    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    221 Views

His songs are amazing. As far as I know he has been making and submitting songs to newgrounds since last year. Those 2 songs are my favourite from him. Mostly dabbles in awesome piano lines which are my favourite.

And of course... self nom.
(nom nom nom)
sorry just had to do that

Ok I started making songs this year. I downloaded the trial fruity loops and since then I was hooked. Been making songs ever since. Most of my starting songs where pretty bad but as I listened to and reviewed 100's of songs on newgrounds I came to realise i wasn't that bad.

On the occasion iv'e made some pretty cool songs and have learnt so much over the past 6 months. About fruity loops, music, mastering and also newgrounds. In fact I only started a newgrounds account the same time I started making songs.

I started of by reviewing songs, then pm'ing random people to try get some attention. I made some friends, Such as sessile which where quite new to the newgrounds scene. Eventually I got good at making songs. I feel like a master of Fl already but many people on newgrounds have been using it for years and years. I got in tune very quickly with some of the pro's of newgrounds audio. Aka bjra, chronamaut, paragonx9, f777.

Then I discovered this little 26 paged thread. And thats my history.

PS, i'm sorry about the link to my music in my signature cuz i read the rules and it said

You can post links to your profile only

i cant be bothered changing my signature so o well.

You can just click my name if you want to go to my profile anyway lol.

well hope you enjoyed reading all that.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-23 16:39:36

i say we just altogether ban the self nomination. it's not beneficial to the cause

i'm very serious
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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-24 23:32:25

At 7/23/09 04:39 PM, vanguard182 wrote: i say we just altogether ban the self nomination. it's not beneficial to the cause

i'm very serious

Your an idiot. Isn't the idea to check out what people are saying instead of just automatically jumping and saying "Hey! He/She is Spamming! Dont jump to such conclusions without going through, reading and listening to peoples music.

I know you are probably going to respond with some quarkie 11 year old comment.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-25 00:40:10

At 7/24/09 11:32 PM, Box-Killa wrote:
At 7/23/09 04:39 PM, vanguard182 wrote: i say we just altogether ban the self nomination. it's not beneficial to the cause

i'm very serious
Your an idiot. Isn't the idea to check out what people are saying instead of just automatically jumping and saying "Hey! He/She is Spamming! Dont jump to such conclusions without going through, reading and listening to peoples music.

I know you are probably going to respond with some quarkie 11 year old comment.

lmao just a bit egotistical? I don't think people actually care about your life story you posted above.


www.macjams.com/artist/kgz (Download links)

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-25 01:33:46

It says to give background history.

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-25 03:22:27

At 7/24/09 11:32 PM, Box-Killa wrote:
At 7/23/09 04:39 PM, vanguard182 wrote: i say we just altogether ban the self nomination. it's not beneficial to the cause

i'm very serious
Your an idiot. Isn't the idea to check out what people are saying instead of just automatically jumping and saying "Hey! He/She is Spamming! Dont jump to such conclusions without going through, reading and listening to peoples music.

I know you are probably going to respond with some quarkie 11 year old comment.

the idea is to highlight talented artists who haven't received much attention. the reality of the matter is that many people are nominating themselves without first seeing what kind of people have won before, contrasting that to themselves and seeing if they truly deserve to receive the title of underdog. i'm not going to point fingers but i'm certain that more than a few have been motivated, at least in part, to nominate themselves in an act of self promotion. in case you haven't noticed, there is already a thread for that, keep it out of here. the base of my argument is that self nomination is more often than not an act of selfishness, which is not in the spirit of the underdog list. don't be a defensive idiot.

quarkie 11 year old comment
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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-25 06:51:01

At 7/23/09 08:37 AM, Box-Killa wrote:
At 7/23/09 05:14 AM, Zeviron wrote: I'VE GOT A DOUBLE NOMINATION!!
So do I...

First of, a guy called SessileNomad

I would like to self nominate myself, obviously Mr Box-Killa here wishes for the same

ive been making music for almost a year now, ive been playing piano for almost a year as well, too bad i havnt done anything with a midi keyboard or even recorded myself

http://sessilenomad.newgrounds.com/audio /

there is the full page of music that i have, i think the music page its against the rules

i make alot of music with pianos(my fav intstrument), i make ambient music, some hardstyle, but i REALLY like making glitch music(really inspired by the flashbulb, and aphex twin)

done with me

i would like to nominate DJ HLS (username is heartless1298)

i dont think hes very active anymore, but if he is, he definitely deserves some respect, he produces some of the best progressive trance ive ever heard, its so pleasent(very long), but still really nice, and thats coming from somone who doesnt like progressive trance

  • Continuity (Original Mix)
    Continuity (Original Mix) by heartless1298

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    Score
    4.34 / 5.00
    Type
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    Genre
    Trance
    Popularity
    118 Views

theres his newest song, really long, but still beautiful

i think hes been in music for like a year and a half, not sure though, go check him out

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Response to The Underdog List 2009-07-25 08:56:37

I suppose we all have our opinions on who the real under dogs are, and that's ok. The fact of the matter is I wasn't trying to advertise myself, if I was, I would have deliberately posted music links in my thread and probably would have only nominated myself. I'm sorry if I came across as just an advertiser, but my post was genuine. :D