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This is interesting - the song started to grow on me at around the 2 minute mark. The introduction was too hard and crazy for me to appreciate, but I liked the rap and how it gave the whole strong some structure. There's some Skrillex/Steve Aoki vibes in here, and a strong reminder of the energy from Yo Majesty - Club Action (Smookie Illson Boot) with the rhythm of the rap. It got even better at around 3 minutes, and I would say this is a very strong effort but I'm going to take some time to get used to this style. I'd be happy to do a feature with Jeff Molner's artist story if you have some new songs out to accompany it.
This is wonderful stuff! The composition is very real and very accessible at the same time, and has a great positive motivation to uplift spirits. I can imagine many different scenes as this plays, almost like a movie - but each one is about a discovery from exploring a mystical, magical place: something like Alice in Wonderland (without all the trepidation or bizarre happenings), or finding treasure on an island. I will definitely post this on Jump Into Limbo and you can look out for it! Some parts of this composition were quite familiar (I'm not sure if I'd heard it in some other movie soundtrack).
This is interesting stuff - I like the song but not the style of the production (I'd hold the Autotune, it's a bit overdone). I also can't say I understand the material that's being rapped about very much because there are snippets of another language (italian?)... Will have to pass on this even though it's definitely a good piece of art.
Really creative neon paint concept, but it gets a little old with the same few frames. I think lyrics could have helped if it is close-captioned correctly. The rap's good musically and with the flow - but I couldn't catch everything. If you send me the lyrics, I will consider featuring this on Jump Into Limbo. Cheers and good job!
I like this song a lot, it's got that deep house vibe and excellent production. The vocals are great and the lyrics on point, very relevant. I'd put this on for a pre-party sesh with friends, but not quite in the club.
The intro is a little on the long side because it takes almost a full minute to get into the reverby part (which I really like). The chorus is excellent with catchy rhythm in the lyrics, and the wub in the bass is not bad. I would say that the song needs something a bit more distinctive stylistically to differentiate it from other house tracks. This screams deep house to me certainly, but for an original song as an artist I don't quite see it as a huge departure from everyone else out there sonically.
The original of this song is everywhere, and this remix is stellar because it adds so much more to the original that it's not superfluous. It really moves the song along with all these other additional elements that don't just have the typical party vibe, but hit the listener with a sense of musicality. Would definitely post on my website if you send me some more info.
This song grows on you. It starts out a little sudden, but in a club setting this would be that clever and distinctive vocal hook that will get the crowd engaged at the start. The chorus is very strong, love it. A strong house track.
The rap verses are tight, and production is good quality. The chorus needs to stand out from the rest of the verses (same for the current intro chorus). To me, they're calling out for a remix on the current spin - some hi-hats perhaps (or up the volume of those that you already have in the background)? This song has potential to be a banger, if that outro underlying instrumental gets reworked - it's a good rhythm and melody, but I'm not digging those samples). Lastly, I hope you have a good story behind the name of the song, because I didn't get the reference to NBA/basketball in the song lyrics itself.
Right, you wanted more on promotion and exposure: I would say that your music needs to be more refined for it to get the attention it deserves, OR if you don't want to rework it, be more intentional in its delivery. There's something unfinished about this song that makes it seem more of a demo than a complete one. What's the story behind that? I hope you're a good storyteller with an EPK that has more substance and content to make up for the vague cover art. If you'd submitted this song to my music blog, I'd ask for more information to promote it on my #IndieTuesdays series, but I wouldn't exactly think that it would have that much traction to gain popularity. I love the honesty and emotion that you've put into this song, but it's a unfortunate that I take a bit of issue with is the echoey production that you've put a bit too heavy of a hand onto the rest of your music. It's masking the rest of the music, which can carry quite well without that. I'm not sure if this is a production choice - an effort to go the more electronic route? I'd say to do what you do better, which is a more indie pop folk sound.
This song is absolutely fantastic! I was a little skeptical at first because the intro sounded kind of generic, but it ended with such a big bang! I was hooked around the middle, and I will definitely be replaying this. I wouldn't change anything about it. Reposted this on my Soundcloud.
The instrumental is excellent - I really like the thunder bass, the build up and the drop is crazy. Some comments on the vocals: "Burn-ing inside" and "run-ning" are enunciated not so clearly. I personally don't like the breaking up of the words like this, because the vocalist's voice is actually quite melodious and smooth in her phrasing. I would however prefer this phrasing with a more gritty vocal effect. More staccato, or more legato - not both. Any chance you could change the lyrics here? Maybe switch up the number of syllables here. The chorus could leave out the "I will ? ? ? like fireworks" because I can't catch this line at all actually. All I can hear is "like firework" and "coming down" and this layering effect is pretty good. I like to be able to separate the different lines in my head, and I'm pretty good at doing this as a way of determining if a song has good composition. This song has got it down mostly but could do with more forceful vocals especially if this song is about anger. Send me the final cut please, I'd love to share it on Jump Into Limbo.
I really like this - it has a retro feel to both the style of the music video and the music. The music video is extremely well produced and has enough to sustain visual interest. The lead singer Olivia has personality and this is something that is very important in building an image and brand around a band of just two people. Her voice also reminds me of Karen Oh/Gwen Stefani. The fact that this comes naturally and appears authentic and cool is excellent. I really like the song, particularly the arrangement of the chorus. I'd listen to this over and over again, and I have.
Sentimental, artistic and visionary, this is a music video I would be proud to feature on my blog, Jump Into Limbo, and I will. It tells a story beautifully in time with the rhythm of the composition, and the artistic direction is perfect with sepia tones, overlay effects and cut-to-scene shots that transition well. The movement of the character is matched by the song, and this is key to effective storytelling in a music video. The song reminds me of the Ludovico Einaudi's Fly from The Intouchables' original soundtrack, and the similarities are indeed there. I can see this perhaps being released at an art festival, or featured in an art exhibit.
The song is beautifully crafted, with plenty of melodic highs and interesting effects that keep the momentum going, particularly around the 1:40 mark. The elements are subtle and gradual, which adds to the effect of a dreamy EDM ambient tune that incorporates bits of dubstep. The music video however seems like it lacks direction. The footage of swirly timelapses and space/nature are generic and almost stock-photo-like. Not to be harsh, but they are no different from a random generator visualisation program. There are lots of downtempo chillstep musicians out there - what will separate Digital Slumber Party from the others would be a distinctive visual - this depends on budget, but if you ask me, there needs to be clearer art direction. Unless of course, you meant to be ironic. In one sentence: Psychedelic ambient chillstep, excellent production audio-wise but lacking a visual context.
1. The video is fast-paced and informative, but it seems a little flat for a company that's built on managing the creative industry. It's a video that's instructive and chock full of cool features on what you can do on Fluence, but it doesn't tell you how you can benefit from it in a more tangible way beyond what happens on the app/inside the platform - the real value of Fluence is to get feedback that translates into real change and improvement in artists' work, so that's missing here. It could be more attention-grabbing, with a less clinical Apple-like approach, and art that perhaps isn't so clean and minimal. 2. Fluence could work with individual bloggers, especially those who are just starting out and want to network to increase their web presence as well as benefit from speaking to artists and creators, to get their feedback. These are not necessarily less experienced, but they have more time to provide feedback.
Honestly, I think your music deserves more ears out there. Music-wise, the artistic production is solid. Listeners are blown away and you have something special. I'd say to work on your image next - album art for starters. Have a solid artist story, and you're good to start playing at some of the more edgy-to-mainstream places. I could definitely see you playing at SXSW. Keep going!