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Mix Info:I Belong to You 2:28mins @128BPM Rock

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Artist:TJay



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Song to my little daughter, who also is starring the song. She was about 6 months old at the time of recording (using a mobile phone)

US2K Review: This begins immediately with the vocal 'I belong to you', 'Every Step I do', 'I belong to you', 'Always With You' with free style sounding bass and snare pattern and some lose lead guitar blasts over a chugging bass guitar line. There is a split second break and drum fill, cymbal which introduces a more steady bass drum and melodic rhythm guitar section, which seems to sound like a chorus. This theme continues to the thirty six seconds position, with a snare pattern being added along the way after a short bridge beginning with the bass drum leaving the song and a duet between the guitar and vocals forming to restate the musical theme. The bass drum returns when the snare pattern begins. The vocals change during this point to form a verse section with the words 'Come For a Moment to Talk With Me', 'Come For a Moment to Walk With Me'.

After the verse section variations of the chorus vocals and guitar return with some heavier faster sounding snare hits and a crash to add energy to the arrangement. This chorus theme finishes around the one minute eight seconds point in the song.

On the completion of the chorus an extended middle eight style bridge begins with some different deeper vocals and an alternative guitar section over a more free style human sounding snare pattern. The middle eight continues to a short lead guitar solo before yet another different vocal and guitar melody is used to progress the listener to a final alternative version of the chorus. This chorus finishes on a short guitar solo beginning at the minute twenty two seconds position. In my opinion an extra crash would have assisted this finish.

So my final score consists of the following factors, variation=8, catchiness=8, arrangement=9, mastering, delay etc. and instrument positioning=8, Use of drum rolls or sound effects to announce changes=7, verse chorus structure=10, general musical skill=9, Vocals and Singing=7. My overall score for this competent rock song is 8 out of 10.


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Mix Info:World Drifter 5:53mins @151BPM Techno Trance

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Artist:John_Samely



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quick hot beats and tunes will make you drift, I hope it's not going too fast and will fly off the road (lol)

US2K Review: Due to the back log I am starting a new style of review from tonight until I can catch up' Listening to this again makes me think it is more techno than trance. So to the review, it has an extremely addictive techno introduction hook, driven by a four on the floor, builds up nicely, skilfully growing in excitement with the use of evolving instrument layers up to the 58 second position, only interrupted by an effective short bridge half way.

At the 1 minute position there is a major change where an instrument that sounds like a cross between a flute and an acid lead instrument plays some answering melodies. This instrument repeats this answering melody a few times before by changing its role to play intense stabs on top of the accent claps. This is already excellent at this point and reminding me of The Prodigy' s 'One Love' or 'Speedway' or 'The Energy'. After a short drop of the drums with the intense stabs continuing the techno theme used for the introduction returns to the mix this time sounding a bit more acid and becoming increasingly more like 'Speedway' or 'The Energy' by 'The Prodigy'. The mix continues in this way with a few drops of the beat and intense climbs and falls, bleeps as would be found in any respectable early 'Prodigy' record.

The mix finally ends cleanly after the five minute 53 position with one play of the answering melody. So my final score consists of the following factors, variation=10, catchiness=10, arrangement=10, mastering, delay etc. and instrument positioning=10, Use of drum rolls or sound effects to announce changes=7, musical structure=10, general musical skill=10. My overall score for this excellent techno trance record is 10 out of 10.


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Mix Info:Night Spheres (Chillout Mix) 7.05mins @105BPM Chillout Ambient

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Artist:Data_Collaborate



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For more information about Data Collaborate, visit the following sites!

Music-Homepages:
Jamendo Homepage
Soundcloud

US2K Review: This mix begins with some mellow pads and some very wonderful atmospheric wilderness/water brook sounds including frogs, wind or waves. Around the twenty-five second mark a pulsing techno bass-line enters the mix. Although techno in nature it is still subtle enough not to disturb the mix too much. The bass line leads the listener to a whistle sound in the distance around the forty two second position and then some percussive synth sounds at the fifty-two seconds position. The mix can get away from being a wee bit repetitive due to the atmosphere and the length of the underlying loop being quite large. The listener journey' s further to an ethereal haunting melody line around the one minute twenty seven position not dissimilar to those used by the Orb in Blue room but without the whale sounds, an amazing record in its time. The melody line answers itself at the one minute forty three second position, shortly after which some percussion enters the mix on the right-hand stereo position, which sounds like it is human played instead of sequenced. The percussion is slowly faded in, moving into the centre reaching full strength around the three minute position. Around the four minute mark some of the sound scape from the right hand stereo position starts to form an occasional percussion line itself. Yes this mix is seriously living up to its name now, "Night Spheres" as in ufos, so orb like it is unbelievable, so relaxing and tranquil. The haunting melody line or whistles are re-introduced periodically to keep the mix interesting up to the six minute forty second position at which point a conclusion is indicated by all percussion being faded out, although the departure of the bass-line has already given a clue to this. Around the six minute position the pads and waves are left to finish the mix, with the final sound of what could be rain, which ends a little too abruptly at the seven minute four second position. That sound would have been nice had it tailed out to reverb/delay echo reflections to enhance the atmosphere.

My evaluation of this mix is that it simply but effectively structured, and that the mixing and production is very skilful to maintain interest over a full seven minutes. The use of atmospheric sounds and the way elements of the mix fade in and out or move round the stereo-field is a really fascinating experience. There is a haunting hook line to re-entice the listener when needed and appropriate variation. The laid-back techno bass-line and mellow pads are superb.

This mix seriously reminds me of the orb during the nineties when they were at their height. What will be interesting to find out is if this is a one hit wonder, and if Data Collaborate can produce other mixes of this quality without them sounding too much like this one. The orb deteriorated eventually, I guess they ran out of ideas or lived in the life of a signed artist a bit too much.

This could have scored 10 out of 10 but partly because of the abrupt sudden end which was a bit of a “no no” in an atmospheric production of this nature. I end my productions suddenly sometimes when I am in ‘churn them out mode’ due to lack of inspiration but I then produce better mixes with proper endings to redeem myself. Also a surprise in mix was needed, possibly in the form of different a bridge section. The orb once used a radio program announcement to this, but the copyright royalties would be prohibitive this for an unsigned artist unfortunately. I would encourage Data Collaborate to remix some of my orb-like productions. My final score is 9 out of 10 for a very high quality ambient production that would be excellent in a chill-out zone of a rave, really nice work. Anyone who was/is a fan of the Orb will love this mix!


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Mix Info:Something Evil Ft. jay jacob (compo entry) 3:36mins @140BPM Vocal Dub Step

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Artist:Zac_Jackson



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here are my 2 songs for the competition, better late than never! both tracks are dubstep 140 bpm and 100% original. thanks for throwing this competition together!

US2K Review: This is a very well professional sounding dub step mix. So much so I had to check it was not commercial. It is yet to be judged but my provisional score is 10 out of 10.


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Mix Info:Wishing Wanting Waiting (compo entry) 3:42mins @140BPM Dub Step

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Artist:Zac_Jackson



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here are my 2 songs for the competition, better late than never! both tracks are dubstep 140 bpm and 100% original. thanks for throwing this competition together!

US2K Review: This new competition entry is a dubstep track. It is yet to be scored by all the judges but provisional score is 8 out of 10.


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Mix Info:(Finger Crossed) I Swear 3:41mins @130BPM Rock

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Artist:TJay



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A song which, when I started to make it, started as an easy going reagge-ish song. But I just couldn't help myself, and it became yet another rock-song :-)

US2K Review: This mix begins with a lead guitar introduction solo, four seconds into the mix after a very short silence, a rock drum pattern including hi hat, bass drum and snare playing accent, along with a rhythm guitar enter the arrangement. After these are introduced the lead plays a catchier riff. This theme continues until seventeen seconds into the song at which point some guitar feedback leads nicely to the removal of the drums, a rhythm guitar playing low down the scale to act as a bass to a strong verse vocal section, there is a short guitar solo bridge, and a backwards record scratch that changes this rock section into a hybrid pop song, introduces the second part of the verse and the return of the bass drum and snare, with additional finger snap percussion left of the stereo field, and either a bass guitar, tom or deep ethnic drum of some type in the center.

The verse continues with the last words, guitar and another backward record scratch skillfully introducing a catchy chorus, with a new panning synth melody backing that really adds interest to the song, and empasises the separation between the verse and chorus. Shortly after the first chorus, about one minute twelve seconds into the section there is a fairly catchy instrumental guitar bridge for about 8 bars which I think is intended to add variation and an extension of the chorus (I will refer to later as bridge concept 1).

After this bridge a backwards record scratch sound introduces the next vocal verse section with a musical arrangement including rhythm guitar, and the full drum arrangement from earlier, then a chorus introduced by backwards record scratch, this time without the click of the finger percussion, and another repeat of bridge concept 1 but with a more grungy rhythm guitar "chugging" accompaniment. This time it continues longer too although the listener is intentionally tricked with a false ending created by the backwards record scratch, instead it introduces a change in the snare to play a more complex free-style live sounding pattern, probably intended to be a middle 8 section.

This takes the song to the two minute forty three second position in the song at which point a high hat or ride is used to introduce another change, the beginning of the conclusion, which is the rhythm guitar played at a low octave to act as bass once again soloing, before the verse vocal joins it with an occasional tambourine ride/hat to accent every four bars. This theme forms a suitable coda to the song before the chorus section is introduced one final time, but this time with some additional heavy guitar at first that does not seem to fit the song so well (perhaps the band are getting carried away) but this gives way to a variation of the guitar from bridge concept one right of the stereo field towards the end of the song. The finish begins at the three minute thirty two seconds position, using the chorus section' s "Forever I will love you" with the "love" intentionally substituted for two rhythm guitar chord chugs, and two final chugs and tambourine plus ride/hi-hat to end cleanly.

My evaluation of this song is that it has an intelligent verse, chorus, bridge, middle 8, conclusion structure and that is it well produced. The melody lines and drum patterns are catchy, there are strong vocals and there is some well chosen subtle variations. The mixing down and mastering is suitable for a live rock music/pop sound. Some things I would suggest to improve the song would be a crash or drum roll earlier on instead of the reliance on the reverse record scratch, also the first use of the guitar section as the second part of the chorus may have been too soon, because I think the chorus vocal idea could have been taken further and that some of the instrumental sections would then have been unnecessary. My final score for this very competent rock song is 8 out of 10. I strongly suggest anyone who likes rock music have a listen.




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