Digital Slumber Party
Digital Slumber Party
Melding influences from The Glitch Mob, Sigur Rós, NIN, Bassnectar, and DJ Shadow; artist group Digital Slumber Party deliver a unique genre-bending sound blending EDM, downtempo, and industrial rock genres with lush soundscapes. We’re excited to share our first-ever music video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=surS5unWXM8 View bio and releases on: BaBoom: https://baboom.com/digitalslumberparty Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigitalSlumberParty Twitter: https://twitter.com/chriseuton ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/digitalslumber iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/digital-slumber-party/id634127003
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I'm always a sucker for videos with timelapse stars. I really like this one. I think it's my favorite so far. Very BTish, although without the ridiculous stuff he always coats his tracks in these days.I could see this one in particular being remixed in a bunch of different ways - various beats, beatless, etc - to be useful for a variety of sync licensing. My only quibble is that big soaring square lead that comes in periodically with the melody gets buried in the wall of sound. The piano at 3:45ish is a little hard on the attacks, too. Might wanna pull the velocity back a teeny bit so it sounds a little more natural. That's a personal preference, though, and I've spent the past week playing with old 90's piano libraries so my perspective on that may be off a little. Seriously, this one is some good stuff.
Great for driving, studying, and chilling. Maintains a modern sound to play in a relaxing atmosphere. The audio can support many types of visual representation (movies, opening/closing scenes, commercials), mainly because the music drives a lot of explorative emotion and confidence from the listener.
Well produced and atmospheric. Great drums. But this is a very competitive genre and for me, it didn't stand out enough to make me jump out of my seat and shout HELL YEA!. Good video and I appreciate the time and creativity that has gone in to it. But it needs something else - that X Factor!! - to really tip it in to the truly GREAT musical works within this genre. Check out Sixth Ape on Soundcloud for an example of what I mean - he mixes deep dubstep with different instrumentation and rhythms.
Love the blending of the multiple genres and themes. I especially love the half time dubstep beat going on in the background which glues the whole track together. I think its great to have that really atmospheric sound going on with the traditional boom-bap of dubstep percussion sounds. I feel though, that the track could have a better driving progression and moving feel in general. Some vocals would be great to include in the track, as sort of backing ambience in the top ranges of the track. The track I think would be classified as Future - Dubstep. Its got a very enlightening feel
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.
Fantastic! Reminds me of my Lojik days. First, about the sound: I love that the synths and melodies have been blended with industrial, post rock soundscapes. The track is both organic and industrial; Earthy yet futuristic. I think the video does justice to that. However, I do feel that the video could have been a little more tight with a maximum of 5 settings. Felt like it had too many scenes and too many settings, making it a bit more random than needed. It would have been nicer to watch a tighter, more synchronized theme. All in all, I loved it. Please send me a Soundcloud link of the track to publish on Getting Deeper.
This is a great chillstep song and we would love to put it out along with any other original music you would like to DSP! Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org to move forward with the release if you're down ;) Great video as well. We will definitely consider using your friends services for videos for our label. If they wanted to send us over more info on their pricing etc to the same email that would be great! V
"Skip the Day" by Digital Slumber Party opens with an eclectic and melodic synth track, which quickly leads into a mellow dubstep/hip hop beat. The song then brings in some beautiful harmony that will have the listener floating int he clouds. The beat drops out, leaving just melody, and then some fun wobs come in and the track gets super bass-y. The video is an endless stream of psychedelic images blended with amazing videography shots including time-lapse, slow-motion, and more. The track reminds us a little of Adventure Club but with a more psy-trance sound. Overall, great track and a fun listen. Enjoy!
I love the subtle guitar melody and the bed of synth pads. I think your melodic work is terrific. My issue is with the dated drum sound-- it sounds too closely like you are trying to create a track in the kitschy "chill step" genre, which really stopped being interesting three years ago. The choice of snare sound is especially questionable-- it's too big and booming and festival-hungry for such an expansive track. And the pianos at the end are just overkill-- don't try to whack people over the head with how beautiful your track is. I would describe this song overall as beautiful-yet-derivative melodic work that gets muddled by an overeager attempt to write songs inside a genre rather than create your own sound.
Hello! I'll just get right into it. I really like the use of vivid light and color. Also the various textures displayed were very aesthetically pleasing. The fact that there was thought put into the color scheme [blues, pinks, and purples] gave it more purpose; it added to the theme. "Skip The Day" becomes clearer as I realize the the world is being sped up, but I would have liked a story line for the visual. Many of the things shown correlated with one another like showing space, then the satellite right after. It all makes sense and really taps into the senses, but being that the music had a clear verse refrain verse refrain type format, there needed to be something climatic with the visual. No people are needed to give it a beginning middle and end, but there was no story for me. Overall I enjoyed the video and the music. The production is amazing; very well mixed and clean.
Shot description: Skip The Day by Digital Slumber Party is an ethereal electronic journey through the Melodic Dubstep subgenre. The production has a full soundscape with an articulate mix that lets the drums and power chords sit alongside evolving wobble basslines and the piano highs. Very cool song, perhaps try a submission to the waxhole blog. :)
Thank You for your submission. This was a very good track, great melodies and ambience happening throughout the arrangement. The video was well done and fit the song perfectly. Personally i think a really good female vocalist would really bring this song home and make it complete, just my opinion. As it stands now it would be a great soundtrack or movie score. Overall very good! Best Musical Regards Greg Gali MBS/emailsongoftheday
Probably the best thing I've heard from you guys so far - and to put that in context, the stuff you've been sending me has been to such a high standard as it is, but here it really feels like you've hit your signature tune. BPM feels like its somewhere between deep house and ambient dubstep, and you've stepped up your production game to a new high. The visual accompaniment is pretty spot on as well, and I love how you've arrived at this spaced-out other-worldly aesthetic without falling into the trap of cheesiness. You should consider sending this to EDM labels like Monstercat or high-subscribership Youtube channels like Suicide Sheep. Also blogs like Earmilk and/or Thump might well want to get a hold of this. Please get in touch as I'd like to help out.
The video is great. Some of the music is too, the keys especially. Not sure I like that big thumping drum sound, I think it just swamps everything else and reminds me of bad remixes. I prefer the subtle moments of the song and it could maybe be slightly short, the latter half drifts a little aimlessly perhaps.
Beautifully atmospheric music, full of different waves of patterns that transcend the song into it's own artistic realm. The collection of videos merged together to compliment the sound connects to the beat and provides an engaging connection to the overall blending of lush details and downtempo grooves.
I liked this - the sound is great and definitely sounds really well crafted, flows great without getting boring. The visuals as well go really well with the track and I really enjoyed the aesthetic pairing of the two - definitely felt like it was a cool addition to the song.
Sounds really good... I feel like a vocal would bring this over the top, especially a female singer. Feels like it's missing something to justify the length. I'd also like to hear some more variation in the drum track, maybe changing the snare sounds. But yeah sonically it's really strong. Maybe send it to Dirty South Joe https://soundcloud.com/dirtysouthjoe for his Luvstep mix series with Flufftronix.
Very cool video! It compliments the music well. I could definitely see this as apart of a cool TV ad. To make it build up better, you could move the similar shots to be shown together. And it all leads up to the end when the world is shown.
I see you are asking for a review of this as a new music video. To answer your questions: I’d describe this as a great eye candy short video. It’s very well done, and only adds to the already powerful, lushly produced instrumental behind it. Some suggestions for spreading the word about it: look for video/cable/tv channels that broadcast 5 minute videos, you might research and try to approach them for play. Also, go for sync licensing fees, for ex., send the music to Fox Sports, video game software companies like EA, music libraries, that can get you some exposure on the music. The video is award-worthy, might research short music video award categories (for ex, Independent Music Awards). Thanks for your submission, good luck with it!
1. Very sci-fi. A good range of different sounds used which create a very soundtrack-esc song. Would be used well in some sort of video game. 2. Not going to be very much help on this part. However it might be an idea to send this song to gaming companies and try and get this song synced.
Yes. Yes! YES! This is great. Beautiful visuals. Captivating production. Right up my alley. Thank you for providing me with a new "on repeat" track for when I'm doing homework. Haha. Would love to work with you guys further. Hit me sometime- email@example.com
I grew up during the early days of the dubstep scene in London and was at Forward on a regular. Too often the music I hear that people refer too as dubstep now doesn't have that original spirit for me, but this really does. While retaining something raw, the melodies and layers of sounds came together for me in the same way a Pretty Lights track does. Excited to hear Another Late Night and will be buying it - let me know if you plan of releasing this as a BitTorrent Bundle and I'll make sure we give it a push! Thanks
I really loved this video. Great themees, beautiful imagery, well executed. Great original chillstep tune is exactly what we are looking for here at Discosapien Records. If you're interested in a release with us just hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm a little curious about where the video imagery came from and if copyright may be an issue, but if everything is cleared then you have a home run. Maybe put your band name and track name somewhere in the video so people know who to follow. Word!
Digital Slumber Party definitely evoke the kind of epic scale to this track that The Glitch Mob do so well; using light, lofty melodies over rough, raw bass/synths and classic Drum & Bass percussion to create a truly massive sound. The only slight downside is that this is a sound that has been done time and time again around the demise of Dubstep in the early noughties, and 'Skip The Day' doesn't appear to bring anything fresh to the table. Other than that, it's a very well-produced, monolith of a track!
Had to listen minus the video to really get the experience of the song. Would make a great backing track for film for characters preparing for something intense (ie training sequence). Has several interesting texture elements with synth and drums. Could use a little more bass and low end, maybe a slight ramp up on reverb. Overall is mixed well, though a different or better mastering could bring up some of the elements to be more polished. Overall good track.
This is like the 21st century version of Baraka...Really interesting...Great concept...really beautifully executed...the visuals are in perfect sync with the music...Are all of these your original clips? Some are truly breathtaking...There are maybe just one or two that didn't work for me...the space signal detector colors were too real-life for me (even though you had the fast moving clouds happening...I wish you manipulated those colors a little bit more...)...also the clip at 2:54 didn't do anything for me...my favorites are all of the space imagery ones (the super nova, the clouds, the planets)....also the joshua trees and the ocean clips...I love how magical you made them look...wish you could do that to the space signal detector too (1:32)... Overall this is pretty amazing stuff...Can I have this MP3?
Digital Slumber Party's "Skip the Day" brings together the rhythmically exciting nature of glitch-pop with the melodic ear candy tendencies of downtempo dance and electro-pop, resulting in an exhilarating and hook-filled listening experience that concocts futuristic neon-colored visions of some technological utopia (a feeling capped off by the wonderfully apt music video). In addition to being a great track on its own, "Skip the Day" would be fantastic as a backdrop to introducing an exciting new tech gadget, or even as the score to a sci-fi movie or game ('No Man's Sky', perhaps?). My point is, the many strengths of this track make it ripe for plenty of promotional opportunities. It's sleek, atmospherically intuitive, and constantly riveting. Excellent work! Look out for a post on Obscure Sound in the near future. Also reach out to me at email@example.com if interested in details (rates/success stories) regarding my PR servicing. -Mike
Wow guys, the video really takes it to the next level! Congratulations on the release! It really sounds polished, and the visuals seal the deal. 1. How would I describe it? Your elevator pitch is spot on, but if I had to shrink it down for Twitter, how about "atmospheric glitch rock"? That kind of pulls in everything to a single enigmatic phrase. 2. Can I help spread the word? I can't think of anyone in particular to recommend right now, but you know I'd be happy to share this on Twitter! I'm very much looking forward to the album!
I loved it from the first 4 bars. The sound is epic and I would love to write to this. I honestly can't say too much, but GREAT JOB. I really love this. I will be giving you a follow on SoundCloud now.
The lone piano melody that kicks this song off is the most unassuming intro I've heard in a long time, especially given the massive instrumental swell that immediately follows. The industrial-leaning tendencies found within the heavily processed synthesizer and guitar parts recall '90s era Nine Inch Nails, not to mention a whole host of other industrial groups from that era. The use of female vocals at 1:40 is a very welcome surprise, and manages to effectively capture the intensity of the instrumental performances in powerful, wailing lead vocal. Pink Floyd's "Great Gig in the Sky" comes to mind, if it was remixed and given an industrial overhaul by Trent Reznor. Very well done!
Not a bad composition at all. I can envision a few different avenues of exposure that might make sense for this particular instrumental. With the exception of a few mellow piano parts, the overall track is definitely more uptempo. I feel that this would definitely be more suitable for an action scene. For example, check out "The Amazing Spider Man 2" soundtrack by Hans Zimmer and The Magnificent Six. It's available on Spotify. I just (re)visited it after checking out your track. It entails a lot of great electronic instrumentation that hits pretty hard at certain points. A great reference point is the 'My Enemy' scene (7:10) or you can check it out here: (http://youtu.be/7zYB1PLjKv0?t=5m). I like the additional vocals that you added throughout the track. Are those original or sampled? How many times did you mix this track? I'm an avid believer in the feeling that music evokes in people. As a creator, how does this track make you feel? I would certainly consider adding this to our catalog to pitch to various clients. - Aquaus
Hi i feel you have two possible tracks from this one piece, when you start the track try to get them hooked within 25 seconds as thats the opening time span in my opinion . Secondly around the 1.40 mark the vocal comes in and it seems to go into another realm. Which i feel you have a good two tracks at 2 min each for licensing for Tv film etc. As a whole track its to long and the second half is better than the first in my opinion. Try to do a two minute mix of the second half and put some umf in it to EDM it and remember most hits in the 50s 60s and some 70s were radio perfect at 2. 30 min Thats the attention span of mr public and a radio producers dream short tracks and grab the audience in the first 30 seconds if possible. Try it and come back to me Also leave any compression off this can be sorted in mastering and will make the track louder and brighter.
The sound track is very nice! If I may add, I would certainly use the vocals much more as it give the song an incredible feeling when we start hearing her voice. The voice will bring up the tones that make it sound like a hit and also give it a human feel and adds emotion to the song.
Love the glitch mob vibe-- could you write a vocal on top of this? It could be a killer song with the right haunting vocal and a little proper song structure. Also, maybe think about incorporating more dynamic rhythms and tempo feels? Like have a section that drives in double time and then break down to half time-- everyone loves a good half time drop. Real cool man. Keep it up.
i like it- pretty experimental at some parts (which i prefer- but like the drums i mean and the synth line) maybe too much for the more commercial clients but certain moments with the vocals for example, certainly usable..
Love the intro to this song. Why wait to get right into it! Overall great tune, keeps you on your toes, and your heart racing. Would love to have you submit your music to boombox.fm/submit-your-song/
Intro of this is great, definitely draws my attention right in. I liked the addition of the different layers when that same riff comes back in a couple minutes later. Those minor notes are throwing me off a little bit but definitely gives it an eerie vibe mixed with the bangin riff. I could see this having good licensing potential, not sure if that female vocal is a sample or not? I would suggest removing it if it is to make this track clean and clear. Nice work!
Cool tune, very tight production & mixdown. But onto the bridge! I dig the bridge/breakdown. I would say the dubstep synths could be exposed more through the arrangement instead of just a mixing tweak. I could hear the main stabbing synth dropping out on a beat to let the dubstep growl bass come through and finish the phrase. At the same time, it does work as it currently sits, and I only can only nitpick that because you pointed it out. Sweet tune :)
Catchy title! I'm definitely a sympathizer. Hmm... I can't make out the kick in the unison hits. I'd like a lot more kick and a little more snare. Or you could go the other way round and lower the "guitar" hits. But if you do that, the piano will need to come down too, because it's proportionally quite loud. The third and fourth bars of the piano against the static pad notes in the right channel sound plain wrong to me. There's enough dissonance in the piano part itself without juxtaposing it against more clashing notes from the pad. I'd change one of the other to make them more consonant, even if your intent is to build tension. A little bit of dissonance works, but too much just sounds like a mistake, which is what I'm hearing here. I like the syncopation in the next section, and everything sounds nice and balanced there (1:06-1:45 - though I could still use more kick!). Great vocals! I wasn't expecting them, but they really take it up a notch. More wrong note issues at 2:19. Well, I guess the third and fourth bars again. The sustained distorted note is clashing. Lots of weird pitch clashes in this section. Have you tried laying out all the parts at the piano and seeing how they sit together? Everything's okay again at 3:08 (other than the drum balance I've been harping on), and into the vocal stuff. Piano in the outro is perfectly balanced and lovely. Strong ending! To sum up, my two big issues with the mix/arrangement are: 1) not enough drums, especially the kick, and 2) harmonic clashes during the third and fourth bars of the main piano figure. Shouldn't be too hard to remedy, depending on your music theory chops. :) Thanks as always for sharing this with me! I'll share it on Twitter right now.
This sounds great. The multiple sections really help define it for me. Wondering if you've reached out to licensing companies because some of these sections could really work for commercial work.
The introduction to Chris Euton's 'Scented Secrets' mix is immediately intriguing, with warbly bursts of synth quickly expanding into a percussion-laden assortment of bassy caressing and infectious keys/synth leads (I'm loving its arrival around 0:45). That lead progression - 01:15 to 01:27 - is pure magic the handful of times it appears. The way this perky lead is laced between these ambient slabs of bass-heavy turbulence and active percussion provides for an exciting infectious appeal both due to the apt production choices and stirring melodic arrangement. This mix is simultaneously dark and infectiously riveting, making for a high-quality effort that combines electronic innovation with some organic instrumental appeal. Look out for a post on Obscure Sound in the near future, and reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in hearing more about my digital PR servicing (rates, success stories, etc.). Keep up the great work! -Mike
This is a great track. It's a journey and you've done a good job taking the listener through different adventures. There's a story here too for the intent listener. My only feedback is polish and space in some of the parts. The drums feel a bit tinny and doesn't kick as much I'd like to feel but that's, because I'd love to hear more in the song to peak me out. I think you can get this played on mixes in 8tracks. I'd send over the folks there. I'll refer them to you.
Cool track, very musical and interesting aurally with the various transitions. I really like the arrangement. More so than with many other tracks I like the use of negative space...the breakdowns provide a nice contrast to what is overall a very full sonic landscape. Good stuff!
Intricate, complex and hard working tune with fierce beats and energy. Keeps moving right along. Great arrangement. Not sure I can find a place for it on Aspenbeat, but it’s very well done. I like what someone else said about it being an ‘ocean of sound’. There’s a lot going on here! Might like to hear alternative production on it, the percussion doesn’t always meld with the rest of the beats. Thanks for your submission, good luck with your music!
Nicely dramatic, powerful track. Totally has potential to be a soundtrack kind of piece. If you want to bring out the trancy-ness in this, I'd suggest a little more separation between the bass and the high end. A lot of the instruments lie sort of in the midrange and they're getting sort of piled up there. I'd also maybe sidechain more stuff to the drums, so they punch through a little harder. The breakdown at around 2:40 is important; you may want to build up to it even a little more, so the contrast between loud and quiet is stronger. Maybe even kill the sub bass there for about 8 bars so it's more dramatic. I'd also like to hear a little more variation in the main theme after that breakdown. That's the climax of your song, so I'd say just go freaking nuts there. Add some modulations or a countermelody or a some alterations to the sound. Some fist-in-the-air kinda stuff. Maybe even a 1-bar drop before hitting that, while cliche though that is these days, it does work for a reason. It sounds pretty impressive on my studio rig. I would however recommend a/b-ing it on a lot of lesser systems, since that massive, woofer-eating sub-bass may not translate well to cheap earbuds or bone-shaking car-kickers, and you don't want your entire mix to sound either too thin or nothing-but-woof. Nice work overall. This one's gunna sound massive when you're done with it.
Although i liked it i did find myself waiting for the track to take off and start ? In parts its was to long winded and needed more beats and breaks but thats in my opinion. It was how ever a very very interesting piece of music and i think you should keep up this quality to the next level and bring in more dance beats...good track well done
Thank you for your submission as i always enjoy listening to new music. I thought this track was well produced and had a big movie score/soundtrack feel , and was very melodic. I would have preferred to hear a final version with a big mix on it, but i do understand you getting feedback prior to mixing also. I would definitely share a "final version" of this track on our site, and networks. I also visited your Soundcloud page to listen to some other works, and i enjoyed the "Metrostars" track also. Overall i thought your production quality was very good, but again, more focus on mixing and overall sound quality is needed. Best Musical Regards Greg Gali Musicbizsuccess.com Emailsongoftheday.com
Apologies if I contradict something I said when I heard the previous version! :) Nice intro, with a huge sense of space. It takes a little while to get going, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. When the beat comes in at 0:38, I feel like the drums are a little too far back in the mix, with one exception: I like the splashiness of the high percussion (hats?), but they could probably come down 2-4 dB. I'd like to hear at least another 1.5 dB of snare and kick, and maybe a different kick sample? This one doesn't have enough bite to cut through the thickness of the arrangement. And maybe a little more bass, but you'll know once the kick and snare are solid. Beyond that, I love the power and density of the main section! By 2:26, I'm starting to feel like it's time to move on. Maybe 2-4 bars could be cut prior to that? At 2:33, something isn't right harmonically. I think the lead is clashing with the bass note. Maybe a different resolution of that lead melody would create a more satisfying transition. At 3:15, we're back in at full force, but it seemed to come out of nowhere. I could've used another 2-4 bars, with a riser or something else to propel us into that big finale (like the one at 3:30?). Very cool outro! Lots of interesting stuff going on. Seems like it's almost there! Thanks as always for sharing it with me. I'll hold off on tweeting it if you don't mind, until you've got the final.
I really like this but I'm not sure how far it will get you because it's not memorable enough. I enjoy it when I'm listening to it but then I've forgotten it straight away. Maybe you're a mood act and one track isn't enough to judge you on which is why I've listened to the others on Soundcloud - Dirty has a much better build than this. The right bit of exposure could make all of the difference. There's no reason why this couldn't be synced and there are tons of sync agencies out there chasing spots for acts. Watch the credits of your favourite TV show, take down the name of the music supervisor, find her on twitter and send her the link for this. She who she follows who are syncing agencies and send them your music,
I like the depth of this sound, but I’m not in love with the tune, at least not at first. Vocals, production and arrangement are all good but honestly they need to be really great. I’d keep working on your material and your production values. Maybe find artists that you admire and look at their songwriting, composition and production techniques. I love the tone of the vocals. Thanks for your submission and good luck with your music!
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