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Contrary, Here we go!


I'm posting a few comments on some of the NGADM auditions that particularly stuck out to me, and this is one of them!

So, even though you didn't make it past auditions, I had to come and review this track since it really stuck out to me as wasted potential. Let me start by saying that this has one of the best intros and buildups that I've heard throughout my auditions judging. You have a wonderful atmosphere at the beginning with these really lush pads and subtle rhythmic pluck synth, and you waste no time to introduce your fantastic melody played by that eargasmic lead synth, and that exciting buildup. While hearing the first minute I thought to myself "oh, this guy will make it in for sure".

But then, 1:03 came in and damn, I can't say I wasn't disappointed. You destroyed any form of melody and completely nullified the buildup you had... built up, for lack of a better verb. I can understand you wanted to go for an anti-climax which is a perfectly nifty thing to have if executed well, but the fact that the latter half of the track was essentially a four on the floor kick + sub bass with some other rhythmic elements and effects thrown in just left me (and the other judges) with a bad impression.

I can understand that this is a preview, so maybe that's why you didn't treat us to some more interesting content later on? Whatever the case, I was left hoping for more, and I question your choice to use a preview to audition. I feel like you've got a lot more potential and that you're an experienced and proficient producer of electronic music. Even though you didn't get in, I still enjoyed your track and I wish you luck for the future!

D-Chain responds:

Thanks step! This review shows to me what people think. However. I make music i love and enjoy.
Anti clamix is my thing, ive been doing it for a long time now and everytime i do a song, and a next one, and another one i feel i do better.
I get that you lost it around 1.03 for most of the people this anti-climax thing is.. not what they want..
but i can assure you once its played live, on a big music event, people go crazy. atleast, thats my vision, my goal and aim. thats what i want in the future.

Woa awesome o.o I love the beat dude and that deep bass at 1:03 XD. I know it's just a preview but I love it!

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D-Chain responds:

Thanks Rover!

looking forward to the finished version!

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D-Chain responds:

Im looking forward to stapless this into a full song

Well Done! I thought the intro wasn't melodic enough.. BUT your build and drop were excellent!

4.5 / 5 beacause it found it was a bit over compressed on the low freq's >_<

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D-Chain responds:

the overcompression is needed because no one would ever listen to a distorted song.
besides there is no intro.. i work my way to a full song by starting with a break, and thats what YOU call an intro now :) anyhow, thanks for your time and effort, i DO appreciate every review!

Next martin garrix or what?

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D-Chain responds:

The name is Martin Ferris and you sir, must be Mr. Country-Side or what?

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4.71 / 5.00

Jul 7, 2014
10:36 AM EDT
File Info
4.6 MB
2 min 2 sec

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