It's a really nice track...you could def use some harmonic shifts, maybe a bridge, or some more extended breakdowns that are more minimal. It seems to me like what you really need is vocalist/writing partner who can kind of help guide the rest of your process. Even when your writing for yourself it's always good to leave some room for melody. I'd really like to hear what you could do with a more uptempo song. often those are easier to place and can showcase other vocalsit easier. I'm looking fwd to hearing more. Thanks!
I see what you're going for in the sense you're using the voice as another instrument, and I'm a fan of that technique. This sounds like a sketch more than a song as there's no defined bridge or chorus. Were you planning on flushing it out? Or are you using the dynamics to create different sections? I'm also curious about those drum sounds? What patch or synth is that from?
In my imagination, there is a Koreatown karaoke bar / BBQ joint that demands patrons to execute flawless lyrical flow in exchange for their food. The restaurant would play this song or other instrumental hip hop as the backing tracks and it would be called "Rap 4 Food."
I would recommend reaching out to some local hip-hop artists. Rappers are always hungry and anxious to jump on a beat to rhyme. The question is really what type of artist you would sell it to? How indie can they be? Are you looking for a major label type placement? My advice would be to start local, think worldwide. You never know what just might be lurking in your backyard.
really really nice....this reminds me of a band in austin i just produced called technicolor hearts...you guys should connect!! the drum sounds and programming were really nice...kind of alomost had a meg whte feel. i would've loved to have heard the guitar more, or maybe have eq'd less likie a sample. also some kind of breakdown after 1:30 or so would've been nice...maybe some kind of new melodic idea????? nice track!
Not a bad first effort at sampling. I would suggest finding a record that has a sound you like and then chop it up. Assign each pad a chop. Then make a beat fresh from that. A lot of people sample this way. Obviously there's no right or wrong. Just personal preference.
nice...i'm all in on this one. almost sounds like something you'd heard on a hellfyre mixtape. i'd like to hear the drums be just a little more grimey...it would be a nice juxtaposition to the chronic synths. thanks ikey
This is good but I dont really hear much crossover potential. What I do hear is something that would be great for music library service. Im not sure what this intent for the song is whether its something meant do fit in an album but I think it would be great for any music supervisor or trailer house.
this track has a really nice composition...especially when i comes to the drum programming and the horns. the harmonic shifts are unexpected and very nice. i'd love to hear a little more attention paid to the composition and tone of the lead synth. i love how it's consistent thru the whole song but a little but a little more discreet version of that tone would work nicely...maybe try a juno or a jupiter. it would be cool to hear some harmonies as well. thanks ikey