I know that it's been a while, but I've been back-and-forth about posting my material on Newgrounds. Pile my current school work on top of my music endeavors (which have recently become busier), and you understand how exhausting it is to combat a horribly rigged rating system.
I still feel compelled to upload -something-, but I don't know where I'm going to go from here. I have a Facebook/YouTube community that I don't have to wage all-out war with to get some attention, whether this attention is positive or negative.
My point is that, outside of Newgrounds, I -understand- my feedback. Unless things improve, I'll just lurk for tracks every Wednesday to throw into my sets. Speaking of which, if you're still interested in my music, visit my YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/djntdoff icial. Other good channels for Newgrounds music include NewgroundsPicks, AmphibiousFries, DJBJRA, & xKoreOfficial.
What I posted on YouTube:
I'm no fool: My little Spring Break setup didn't work nearly as well as I expected it to.
But I'm not a sellout, either: I'm going to upload the full version of my album track, anyway. My more avid listeners were probably somewhere else having fun this Spring Break, and big love to them for doing so. If anyone EVER catches me telling my listeners to stop having fun and listen to my music, no matter how good it is, you have permission to shoot me. Not to KILL me...but shoot me.
But enough with the violence! This is a track of peace, a track of nostalgia. This was a way of keeping in touch with the old school, disco-esque house and funk-based eurodance that this generation of ravers was exposed to before more contemporary forms of both genres came about, and I can't say that I'm incredibly proud either genre at the moment.
House is getting particularly plucky, restrained, and empty. While some songs are intentionally chill, tracks that are intended to fill the dance floor leave me no urge to dance whatsoever. Eurodance, while the genre's structure has always been repetitive from song-to-song, it feels more so than usual. Same kick, same bass, same clap, same sawtooth. It has slowly become an assembly line genre. While there are shining examples of how to do either genre correctly, they're diamonds in the dirt...and there is a LOT of dirt.
With this in mind, I constantly yearn for those old-school styles. Although these styles are preserved through artists such as Daft Punk, Treasure Fingers, Jamiroquai, durn, and Scooter, in addition to the various tracks of way-back-when, I had the urge to make one myself. Continuously inspired by the beach house styles of Treasure Fingers and Rune, I present Beach Party, a track that (hopefully) gets people moving and gives them nostalgia of styles of the past.