Drum & Bass John Miszt - Closer (Supremes VIP Bootleg) - free download, happy summer!

Discussion in 'New Talent & Track Reviews' started by miszt, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    358
    Location:
    London
  2. kdk

    kdk Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2012
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Santee, California, United States
    Are you looking for a critique on this? It's got a great vibe, but right away it begins really abruptly; the intro feels more like the song proper—maybe fade it in volume wise? I like the vocal, it comes through clearly. There's room in the frequency spectrum to add a counter point voice, or something else to accompany the vocals.

    One thing I was confused: there are two separate signers? The lyric placement seems a bit random, and could maybe use a more deliberate/tighter call-response than what is there already.

    The drums are good, and keep things moving smoothly.

    I'm liking the breakdown; some of this should have been going on in the intro. :)

    The part after about 4:30 or so doesn't seem to add to the song, at least not for me personally. It wouldn't be bad to fade the track out form 4:30 to an ending at 5:00. But that's just my own taste, of course.

    Very clean production/mixing. I think a few things could be changed, but it's a good work.
     
  3. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    358
    Location:
    London
    thats for the feedback :) there are 4 singers, its the Supremes including Diana Ross, and a male singer, I dont know who that is tho, and i've only really used the solo parts

    the call response issues you are refering to, is that in the first section? I removed allot of vocals from that section, mainly the male, because I felt it was taking away from the bass and drums....I'll have a play with it, I suspect you are right, and that my first instinct to include more vocal was correct...I'll have a play with it at some point before i get it cut

    There are no other vocal recordings to add unfortunetly, recording was several decades ago, the harmonies later in the original recording just dont fit the style at all - my favorite bit is the monotone(ish) talking-song thats over the second half, I prefer that to the more 'singing' parts
     
  4. IV4

    IV4 Currently a newt.

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    5,158
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    I hate you! The song is wonderful. Just so nice.
     
  5. LVB

    LVB Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2013
    Messages:
    432
    Likes Received:
    56
    The bass is very soothing, nice work
     
  6. lasiien

    lasiien Meh

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2012
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    64
    Location:
    Chester, UK
    bump.... real nice ! :D
     
  7. miszt

    miszt BASSFACE Royale

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2005
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    358
    Location:
    London
    cheers guys, glad ur feelin it! :D