James, I really like your sound palate and sound selections. I think you'll gain a lot of interest with these tracks if you give them a more traditional song structure. I'm all for experimental song structures, but I think the traditional verse-chorus forms are tried and tested. Elements need to come in for a reason, they need to have purpose, not just sound like they are being muted or soloed in a multitrack sequence. Songs are like stories, you build emotions up and you release them. I think you have good stories, you just need to tell them more effectively. Like they say, it's not the story, but how you tell it.
thanks man, But I have no idea what a proper structured track is supposed to be, I'm just winging it at all times.. going with my flow... don't want to really sell records, but rather just do something that's beautiful..
It's so unbelievably hard to find "the sound" in the end. Which is I think is giving your identity to music and bounce back and forth..
sometimes deadmouses have a point pushing play sells records, but they're not delivering the same shit they're preaching, and it's tragic.
Seriously James, I get your tracks. Pretty sure they are designed for a dj that likes to get creative - most old school tech tracks were made with the dj in mind, not the 'end user'. Making music strictly for the consumer market is not the name of the game here.. Confident that these tracks would go off nicely when mixed creatively by a dj who doesn't just let the technology do everything for him/her. I'm not saying these tracks are just dj tools, but they do leave a lot of room for creative mixing. They are inspiring.
The track saw a very satisfying promo run for the month of July including support from Miguel Migs and Nick Holder. Surprisingly, it also made it on to the UK's Nick Power/Soul Kandi Radio top 20 Chart for the month of July.
Another track for an up coming live pa set... Melodic somewhat trancy with the A-4000 providing the stabby arps and pads (Juno 60 sample)... Played live straight into a recorder with some post processing... No computer used to sequence all hardware...