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Hello Everybody,

I tried adding vocal samples in this song, let me know what you think :D

For all of you who want to know the lyrics:

"There's only one way"

"This track can go"

"And that's up"

"Bass ka pow"

(And yes, this is the same sample that I used for Encryptic)

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I'm inspired to do something good

pretty neat

That's gotta be one of the sharpest kicks I've ever heard. Awesome song! (in my favs list :D)

KaixoMusic responds:

lel, I'm glad you like it :D

Danceable, but could use a little more compositional variety. I realize house is sometimes antithetical to that, but what makes a good song is not the genre – it's the defiance of that. I'd like to see some of the chordal tones you exemplified in that drop hinted out in the buildups rather than just a drone. Speaking of, your use of an otherwise tame sample is well mixed, and your treatment of the bass is well done. I do feel like the track as a whole is really overcompressed and fattened. The bass feels like it's clipping. Try to minimize the frequency conflict between your kick and other instruments. Side-chain can only do so much.

I also feel like it's side-chained a bit too hard. There seems to be a lot less flow than you intended with those nice pads. Kick is also very tame to be side-chaining as hard as you are. I'm hearing a thwip rather than a thoom or a thump, if you catch my drift. It doesn't really fill the room.

Good work, though. This is certainly within the realm of dance floor blow-out.

KaixoMusic responds:

Thanks for the great feedback!! I'll take everything into consideration in my next song, which will be a Future Bass I think :D

EDIT: Nope, no Future Bass... Complextro.

The fade-in at the beginning was cool, although the drums are a little generic. You just could’ve done many more creative things with them, and the clap sample itself is pretty cliche. I like the sense of climax into 1:04, although the drop was pretty minimalistic. The melodic content at 1:35 is pretty good, and the mixing and mastering is super strong here. I think you really started overusing the vocal samples by around the 2-minute mark, though. I also would’ve liked to see you add a bit more variety and direction to the piece during the second half. I think the composition needs a bit more work, and this piece largely lacks originality I’m afraid. Clearly, the production quality is high, and it’s very catchy and spacious in the mix with the reverb. Still, it sounds like a very formulaic, “stereotypical” EDM track, and that’s a problem. Keep at it, KaixoMusic! :)


KaixoMusic responds:

I'm planning on doing some original Future Bass stuff next, so hopefully I'll be able to make it more varied and creative.

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4.79 / 5.00

Jul 6, 2017
9:22 AM EDT
File Info
5.9 MB
4 min 20 sec

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