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NGADM Round 1 {Dj-Abbic}

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Sep 20, 2010 | 5:19 AM EDT
File Info
7.4 MB
4 min 4 sec
4.31 / 5.00

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

Rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

Hey guys, this is my submission for the NG Audio Deathmatch Round 1 and I'm up against UncleSqueezins. I gave this song my all and it is by far the most effort put into my tracks so far. I may edit it but this is the current version for now. Good luck UncleSqueezins!


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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good, but repetitive.

The intro was a great start off, it caught my attention instantly. It had a brilliant build up and a fair amount of depth. The transition into the main section was superb, with a nice smooth switch. Drum work however, is sadly lacking. At the start its just basically a kick, nothing more, nothing less. Now this would be fine if it became something else, but it stayed this way for most of the whole song. Another thing i noticed was that the same melody was repeated several times before it modulated and changed, and this got a bit repetitive in some sections. The outro was however pretty well worked out, with a nice cut off to the music. Overall, this is a decent piece, its got potential, but more work, espceially on the drums, would make is a lot better.

Intro = 2/2
Outro = 2/2
Blend = 1.5/2
Transitions = 3/3
Bass = 1.5/2
Originality = 2/3
Drums = 1/2
Melodies = 3/4
Score = 16/20 = 8/10

Note: This is your review from the NGADM Round 1 and as always im posting it here for your convenience.


DjAbbic responds:

Thanks, I'll refer to this many times to see how I can improve :).


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good beginning, but gets repetitive

At the begginning, I really like the effects you used to make it seem to bounce from headphone to headphone. The progression has a sad-ish feeling to it, but it's also calming. The melody in the first part starts to put in a kind of happier tone in the sadness of it. At the part where the melody kicks in, I start to notice a buildup effect that doesn't lead into something to make the buildup worth it. Then again, it's not as much of a buildup effect as the part after has. As it gets into the main part of the song, The structure you put sounds believe it or not, heavy. Being the kind of person I am, I really like the heavy effect. However I do feel that it drags on for awhile before the melody kicks in. But when it does, it's already close to the end of the song. The melody at this part is pretty quiet at the start, but I see the effect you put in there. I like the effect the melody gives in the song near the end. But in the end, I would have liked to see more melody in there.

Can't really say much regarding the mastering, it does seem good for the genre you chose for this song. The instruments you picked Also fit quite well. So there's not much to say regarding this part.

DjAbbic responds:

Sorry for the late reply, but my internet's been a *beeep*.

I can't really write a long reply as I feel kind of lazy at the moment, but I have read your review :) Thanks for the criticism and input.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

cool one

One of those nice repetitive but deep sounding house songs. The snare/clap and cymbal kinda disturbs that nice sound though... they sound a bit too plain vanilla in this context I think. The intro part could've been much shorter- you don't get to hear the beefy parts before you're like halfway into the song. THOSE ARE MY CRITICISMS

The biting bright bass was a really nice surprise. Really enjoying the piano/pad thing in the intro too. And the shuffle-rhythm is a nice touch too. Kick is nice and tight in the latter part of the song. Good work man!

DjAbbic responds:

Thanks alot for the critisicm and comments ^^. My internet is a bit complicated as I am moving and using a mobile broadband which is very slow, so I couldn't get to you earlier. Thanks again :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I'll be honest. At first, I thought "I easily got the 1st round. No problem." After listening to this, I'm now thinking "Uh-oh...maybe not..."

I can tell that you really stepped it up for the NGADM. You seem to have better mixing skills than me so I think you have me beat in that category. I'm gonna have to step it up if I want to feel safe about my entry :P

A few things about the song though. I think that the kick needs a tiny bit more "umph" to it. Also, the last 2 minutes are a bit repetitive. Maybe add some trance-y chords in there or something.

Other than that, I really enjoyed the song. The beat was really catchy as well as the melodies. It also had a nice flow to it.

Best of luck to you in the 1st round! :D

DjAbbic responds:

Ooh. Now lets see what I've got here ;)

YES. I totally stepped it up for the NGADM. I worked non-stop on this for like 4 days (school hols) because I just have free time ^^.

The kick, well, a few people have commented on that, so maybe I'll layer another kick on top of it. The last 2 minutes were even more repetitive before I completely reconstructed the song (got rid of everything and started all over again with only the different patterns). It did not get a pitch change before, so yeah. You could barely imagine that eh? :P.

Thanks for the review and best of luck to you too mate :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

yes !!

like borntodj167 said, I am also a fan of easy going starts for the track.
It was made very smoothly. Simply loved it all. I can really give any advices to you, becouse this here is your style and i for one like it, very much.
Keep it up :)

DjAbbic responds:

Woo! Thanks for the kind words sir ^^.