Aside from the bit of distorted bass and a quick pace, this really doesn't strike me as something that would fit in with a typical DnB scene. You'd get more cheers playing this for a regular EDM crowd looking for trance, dance and house. The goth/emo wannabes would choke on your cheerfulness :-P
Hah, I heartily agree. You can probably tell I mainly listen to / attempt to make trance, and that still shone through here. Perhaps next time I try dnb I'll aim for less melodious, more technical / synth-focused. :) Thanks for the review!
I remember the Lifted forums used to have hour practice competitions where artists would start something from scratch and the deadline was one hour. It's funny how some great stuff can come out under pressure and weird time restrictions sometimes. It's also funny how bad things can get too.
This really took me back actually. Reminded me of a lot of the old stuff we got here from people like Stan-SB and Rawrthaas. I liked that you did something other than that fat punchy snare you hear as a layer in 99% of drum and bass right now. I'm so guilty of it. Fuck, I need to start downloading some Rawrthaas right now. This is total plug:
I'm sure you'll be able to make connections and similarities. Great job Mich.
I felt like I needed such a restriction after several sessions where I just focussed to hard on a synth and got totally sick of the "melody" I wrote for it, then abandoned it. I was just super glad to put out a track. Defo for from polished though :p
Checking out some of Rawwrthaas' stuff now, I can vaguely see some similarities, though at much higher quality. Thanks for the recommendation. :)
As for the snare, it's probably due to not spending more than 10 minutes selecting appropriate drum samples to work from, otherwise I'm sure I would've landed on something punchier.
Thanks muchos for the review :-)
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