I like the minimal club beat at the beginning and the sense of anticipation. The atmosphere at :13 is nice, although the synths and pads are a bit generic and cheesy. The piece is a little slow to progress, but I like the additional atmospheric riffs at :40 and sense of build into 1:04. The piece is still a little thin on higher-pitched frequencies, and 1:30 feels a bit like an anti-climax. The melody line at 1:30 is catchy, albeit not very dynamic rhythmically. It’s also completely overwhelmed by the bass lines at 2:00. The structure of this piece is a bit too drawn-out for my tastes. You go back to a downtempo atmospheric section at around 2:20, and overall it seems like it’s been a little too long without an emotional climax in the middle section of this piece. I also wish you did more with the drums throughout this piece, especially given the cliche samples. I also think the drums duck under the mix a bit at times, and you might want to tighten up your equalizers on a couple of these synths and take a little bit off the mix of the reverb. By the end of the song, the harmonic content here seems pretty repetitive, and I wanted you to do more to heighten the structural contrast in this piece.
Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)