Stuck in California


Author Comments

I loved working on this song, it's one of the first songs in a while that I've connected with. I wanted to revisit a song feeling like that of old, while still updating my style and making it better.
If you don't like the intro, I've made a version without the long drum beginning, for those who don't want foreplay and just want to get right into it if you know what I'm sayin :^)
Plus I don't want to upload it here because then it'd be kinda redundant.
I actually added the cut intro version, because I actually think it's better than the original. Enjoy.
Gave the song a few tweaks, and holy shit this is almost at 1000! I'm shocked! "O_O"
I feel we can reach 1000 plays!
Common! Let's do it!
Again, you have to clear your cache to listen to the updated version!
DUUUDDE 1000 plays amiright?
Now for 100 DLs!
So close!


Dude, it's been a while. I love the chill mood at the beginning and how you gradually create this climax, although the intro lasted for quite a long time. Those pads and the drums were pretty much the only things going on for the first 1+ minutes of the song. I'd cut it down to 30 seconds max if I were you. Loved your melodies around 1:15 - 1:45, though. The drums themselves were also really good. You may know from my own music that I'm a big fan of crash samples like the ones at :37 (and other places). I also appreciated the melodic development you used around 2:30. The "shake it" vocal sample at 2:54 didn't add much, in my opinion. This seems more like VGM than EDM to me for some reason, and the vocal sample sort of confused the roles/themes of this piece IMO. Still, that's a tiny detail. I want you to work on varying the harmonies and chord progressions a little more in the future, but other than that this is really solid work my friend. You deserved the 1,000+ plays and 100+ DLs. ;D

TeraVex responds:

Thanks for the review! Haha, the reason I put that sample there was to call back to my old song Shake It, I know it didn't sound right but I couldn't resist XD

While it's not particularly outstanding in any way, it's an overall very well rounded and much enjoyable song. It has a little of the feel good vibe the Gorillaz bring across and I think mostly that the electronic instruments took some of its charm. Then again who has an actual synth and a drumkit with everything needed to record so.. :D The concept sure is good and I'll probably download it and listen to it every now and then :) But please consider redoing this if you should ever get the opportunity to record it in a decent studio with organic instruments. I think it might just turn out great!

This was decent

TeraVex responds:

I'll take it!

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4.62 / 5.00

Apr 2, 2015
5:42 PM EDT
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8.4 MB
3 min 40 sec

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