- Tanner Derby
Electronic music Producer, DJ and engineer from Sydney Australia. I strive to make music that takes you on a mini melodic journey and captivates your attention as something familiar yet unique, Universal yet unique. I love to blur the line between organic and electronic sound, that set chills alight, whether it be through rhythm, melody, or words.
- music production, djing
- electronic, nu disco, deep house, trance, chillout, progressive house, pop culture, future beats, indie electronic
- Sydney, Australia
Hi Empty Room - dug the house vibes on this - feel it work great when the dance floors reopen. One question when listening - do you need your 2nd prechorus? An old trick i learned from one of the greatest under the radar pop songwriters, Steve Kipner - is deleting your 2nd pre chorus - the brain will think it's there but really you're just giving everyone a little surprise by getting to the chorus 8 measures early - try it out! My only other comment is if the mix can hit harder - without losing the sensuality of it. Have you ever tried stem mastering? that's there the master each stem and then reassemble and mix/master with the individual parts mastered and maximized. Could be an idea there. Hope it's helpfu1
Hey Tanner, I like this track. the vocal is great (is that Enza who auditioned for the Voice?) Is this an original vocal? I've played around with the arrangement a little and you can check it out here: https://we.tl/ReA0urbbk4 The chorus is very strong but it's in so little that you need to bring it to the fore a little more You also don't need some of the little filler sections Work around a verse chorus structure ie verse chorus verse chorus breakdown / middle 8 chorus chorus end as that works best for radio The downside is that it might be a little dated now and the sounds probably need sharpening up now too (it's very Zedd 2014) which means the track may suffer because of that What's your plan release wise? Do you have a label? etc etc What's your plan? I look forward to hearing more
Hi Tanner, Thanks for sending this through, loved it! The chord progression was catchy and loved the arpeggios from the piano at 0:40.. you can tell thought has gone into the creation of the instrumentation. I am not opposed to auto tune because ever song uses it, but be careful of it in some parts you can hear it's effect on Enza's voice and she has a great tone which I wouldn't want to ruin. You've created a great little demo here and it definitely deserves to be finished! Once the chorus is finished I would work on building that production even more. The post chorus 'dance section' is often heavily synth driven and a short 4 bar repeated riff so work on building up to that. All in all this could be a good, catchy, summer pop/dance track! Great job! - Following on SCloud to see what else comes!