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Just I song that I made for a friend! Also what I consider one of the best Drum n' Bass tracks I have made to date! Give a good review please!

PS: This was REALLY tough to make!


love this, is it alright if i download it and put it on my ipod?

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Killa5o9 responds:

That's what the download button is for! ^^

Reminds me a lot of DJ Kentaro, the man who got me hooked on electronic music. Very well made though I wasn't sure where the climax was hence the four stars. Amazing ending by the way there are few songs I like the ending to, this was one.

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Pretty nice, pretty nice.

As a rule of thumb, proper Drum & Bass structure is Intro: 64, Main: 64, Break: 32, Main: 64, Outro: 32. Just an FYI, but structure can be changed around, just as long as the bars add up to 256, which is your typical 5-6 minute Drum & Bass track. But hell, as we've seen from many artists, there are tracks that are from 2 minutes to 10. (Not a suggestion, an FYI.)

But, regardless of structure (something that will be fleshed out as you keep practicing with the genre), the track is pretty good. Reminds me of old skool jungle and liquid funk of the 90s.

I quite enjoy the intro pianos. Their delay times add a really good amount of depth and spaciousness to the track, although, it may be a bit much when one has to hear each key play out the duration of the delay. The thin drum kit the beginning seems like a good addition, but I was expecting more rhythm as the bass came in to join the party. It even dropped out so quickly that it left me no time to enjoy it's presence while it lasted.

Bass is pretty deep, but I want more sub. It seems like it's just hiding in the background there. But for this kind of track, it works pretty well.

The synth that follows up with the phase is pretty sweet. And the arp to accompany the synth certainly makes a great addition. But the build-up left me sort of indifferent. The drop has to hit you across the face. It needs to grab your attention. It's what allows you to make your melodic and harmonic statement to the world. The basic snare roll does the job, but it just doesn't seem enough to make one keep interest. It has to provide a "hook", so to speak, to pull in the attention of the listener.

Of course, the Amen break <3 Such a malleable break, and one of the most used breaks of the DnB community, and my most loved of them all, aside from the Think, Firefight, and Apache lol. Interesting that you used it in it's original form. This is more like Breakbeat/Breaks/IDM/Liquid fusion type of track, in the way you manipulate the break to fit with the track.

Breakdown into the next section was pretty smooth. Nice snare delay to end the previous section, and same snare roll into delay used to signify progression into the next section after the appearance of the thin drum kit. Some pretty cool lead stabs you have there to accentuate the main melody of the track.

As the track approaches the outro phase, there just doesn't seem to be enough variation. The same elements used, but the same patterns also used. I was hoping for a different change of pace from the breakdown onward, just to throw it off the rocker, and then bring it back to its original form. It certainly would have helped out. But regardless, it acts as a formal restatement of the the main verse. I'd say, job well done.

Practice makes perfect. This is certainly a step up from your previous tracks. Love where the style is going. Keep rolling with it!


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Killa5o9 responds:

Yo thanks for the info JP, I'll keep this in mind!

Really enjoyable

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4.35 / 5.00

Feb 18, 2012
11:38 AM EST
Drum N Bass
File Info
12.7 MB
5 min 34 sec

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