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Let the Bass Kick Instrumental

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This is my first release of 2011. I actually finished it at the end of 2010 but decided not to release it until now.
There will be a version with vocals coming out real soon, stay tuned for that.


Shit son...

Shoulda messaged me with your new stuff.

Anyway, I like this it's very trance, it's nice to see you playing around with dynamic sounds too.

The only down side is after a while it feels like it like it's repeating itself, and it runs a little long. I love the distortions at the end though :)

It's nice to see you're still making music and submitting to the portal.

- Celx

DJ-Chilvan responds:

Thanks for the review! Lol, my bad for not messaging, I will message you about my new submissions from now on. And I will always be submitting to the portal---it's like my online portfolio =P
Thanks again!

Very good

On a better note I really have no suggestions on how to improve this actually. You did a pretty fine job on this piece, happy for you even.

The simple bass line and synth work together to create a simple beat that makes you feel better about who you are. Then the drums personify yourself and the simple vocals tell what the song is.

Overall, simplicity <3

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DJ-Chilvan responds:

Thanks! This was a very simple tune of mine and I'm glad you show appreciation for it! More to come

Old School.

It's been awhile since I heard anything old school, it's been either Lady Gaga, or Paramore for me.

Anyways, I really like how you did this. It flowed really well, and the words weren't too overboard.

You kept at a pace, and made it all come together as one piece.

Good job : D

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DJ-Chilvan responds:

Haha thanks for the review! I appreciate the comments! Im glad to know that I was able to break the chains of Gaga hahahaXD


Hey man! Sorry for taking so long to review - I've got exams going on right now and it's been pretty hard to find some time to go on Newgrounds. Anyhow, really nice song. It's the first hip-hop song I've ever heard from you, but you've got a knack for Hip-Hop. I can clearly see your style incorporated in the track (what with all the wonderful harmonies and cool synths :P) but I can still hear stuff in this track which make it sound like the person who made all those Techno/Dance songs before is a completely different person from the guy making this track. And it's awesome to be good at different music styles ;D.

Onto the review - what I like the most about this song is that it's so nice and soothing, thanks to those smooth bassey pads playing awesome chords. I mean if it wasn't for the 'Let the Bass Kick' vocal sample you've used throughout the song, this'd make a superb backing track for when you're doing homework or studying. Really nice!

Now I'll move straight on to the mixing. Firstly I don't think I agree with kravening that the mix has a lot of space because you seemed to fill it up nicely. I agree that this song is a bit too dosed in reverb, giving it a pretty muddy overall sound, so if I were you I'd tone down on the reverb a little. Also, the vocal sample seems a bit too rough on the high end, making it a bit tired and to an extent, unpleasant to listen to, and the phaser/distortion isn't helping much either. That could probably be just me.

On another related note, the song seems a bit too loud, and I'm hearing clipping. I'd turn the master volume down a bit more. Although I shouldn't be the one talking right now because I suck at giving songs the right volume, and in my whole time using FL Studio, I never actually used a compressor :P.

One last thing - it might just be because the vocal sample sounds too rough, but I think it was used a little too much. Sure I like the slicing effects you did on it, but I would've liked some melodic synth solos and the like, rather than having half the song with that vocal sample playing. It disrupts the song's relaxing atmosphere and without it this could make a good backing beat for someone to rap to.

Now that I've got that off my chest, on to the good news. The transitions were wonderful, and other than a crash cymbal which was a tad bit too loud, none of the transitions were abrupt, and they were smooth and glued each section together excellently. I especially like the transition at 0:22, where the beat kicks in - that transition was just fantastic.

Melodically, I have nothing to complain about. The chord progression is nice, the harmony is superb and whilst, like I said, I would've enjoyed a few sections where you have a synth playing a melody, there's not much to be desired regarding the melodies. The sounds chosen were also very fitting, such as the high synth at 1:07 and the synth at 4:31. The pads were nice too.

When it comes to the percussion, I really don't have much to complain about. The beat was great, and I like that you took the time to vary it a little rather than leaving the same beat for the whole track. I'm hearing some nice drum fills and different beats (I especially like the introduction to the new beat at 4:08). The kick was great and the hat line was superb. Then again you were always good with percussion...

A quick note on the intro and outro: the intro was pretty good, nothing special (to be honest I would've preferred a slightly more progressive intro) but it worked out well. The outro was also nice, and I like that you added that cool effect at the end to sort of signify that the song is ending.

So anyway, all in all I'm impressed. It's great that you can make music in a number of different styles (Classical, Techno, Dance, and Hip-Hop too). Making music in different genres/styles really defines a great musician in my opinion, and makes producing music a lot more fun. So yeah, nice work. A few mixing problems, and a vocal sample which got a little irritating, but other than those I enjoyed it! :P. Keep it up!

-Review Request Club-

DJ-Chilvan responds:

Thanks a lot for the review! I'm glad you took note to my harmonies again haha, that's my main trademark that I'm the most proud of and that I want my listeners to notice the most. And most of the songs I have under current production now utilize some more of my harmonies, so in the near future you can be expecting them. I try to excel in as many genres as I can, because like you said, that's part of what defines a great musician. Thank you for the mixing advice as well. I've been recently working with samples more often so your advice is invaluable. Since the production of this song, I've learned the consequences of adding too much reverb to the master track, and have since dumbed that down. Thank you again for the review, for it really helps me to improve as a producer!


the overall song sounds like u have a reverb on ur master u might wanna fix that
the rest is good maybe add some compression and eq to make it more whole since there is alot of space in the mix to be filled even with the heavy reverb

i finsished a new tune mind to leave a review ?

DJ-Chilvan responds:

Thanks for the review and thanks for the mixing advice! Honestly, the best advice I can get is mixing advice. It's because of people's mixing advice that my songs sound better each time, so thanks!
Yea, I'll definitely check it out and review it now. I just released a new track tonight so feel free to check that out once you get the time.

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Credits & Info


4.23 / 5.00

Feb 9, 2011
8:59 PM EST
Hip Hop - Modern
File Info
9.2 MB
5 min 44 sec

Licensing Terms

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