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The first of it’s kind, Spaceweight Music is a one stop shop dedicated in providing high-end dance/electronica for motion media. We represent an intimate roster of some of the most exciting artists and independent labels in EDM and IDM. From Deep House to Drum and Bass, our content is boutique, curated and pre-cleared providing diversity in style, quality in sound and simplicity in process. Alongside our record label and artist catalogs we offer a wide range of services including custom artist scoring, brand-experience curation, concept collections and music supervision.
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- Los Angeles, CA
Great concept here, you can tell Luke Helmond has a really solid grasp of evocative chord progressions and fluid transitions. From a dance floor and DJ point of view, the song needs a bit more structure, they're tons of ideas going on here, it'd be great to hear the really epic sections be expanded upon (1:43-2:37) and (3:33-close) and the really atmospheric sections dialed down a bit. Placement wise, we could certainly hear this being licensed and used within media which has an introspective, artsy feel to it. Perhaps a closing montage or outdoor timelapse type feature. We're feeling it!
Now this, is great stuff! It's nice to hear a bit more from Luke Helmond, it's giving us a good feel for his range of styles. This track has a very psychedelic deep(esque) sound to it, it could be called house, but it's more than that. "Move Away" effortlessly builds tension bringing us to a peak before unfolding into a dynamic soundscape. The orchestration is very clean and well structured here; Luke know's music. Could certainly see this being licensed out for a number of things. Will definitely be keeping an ear on Luke Helmond, he's got a great vibe going!
From an aesthetic pov the video color palate perfectly reflects the music. I really enjoy how CMBSTN avoided the cliche' "straight to the club" or "mondo-festival-desert" look and actually went for something a bit more weird and psychedelic w/ a nature meets city edge. Sonically they vaguely remind me of MGMT which is a huge compliment. The song has a great chord progression, reverb'd vocals sit perfectly within the mix and never become overwhelming. Again I'm constantly drawn back to the video's color palate which perfectly reflects the sound. I look forward to hearing more from these guys. I have high expectations for this band, they will definitely be on my radar.
Glitch Mob have done an incredible job of honing their sound to be instantly recognizable. Their tracks (while full of grit and grime) consistently have a sonic clarity which is not easily achieved when working with such extreme frequencies. Overall this track is a banger and definitely something I'd expect to hear at any reputable EDM festival.
Great creative track you have here. Has that 80's hyper-ballad sound going on, something I haven't heard much of in a while! While I like the vocoded vocal work, I think you need to clear it up just a tad.. define your syllables more so people can sing along.. kind of how Crystal Castles does... "Vocoding w/out Muddying" it's touchy, but all comes down to the synth's you're using to trigger the vocals. I like the bridge, it's the most developed part of the song in my opinion. Overall the mixdown sounds good too, maybe brighten it up a bit (add some harmonic distortion) - Great tune thought! Keep it up!
If you're going to make a video-game dubstep homage track, you HAVE to watch your frequencies.. Chances are you sampled this directly from a game which is fine, just remember the sounds are analog and were created in 1989, when you run that kinda stuff through modern DAW's, the high frequency's just crash right on through...lessen the load on the high end, bring up your drums and add a bassline (even a sub) to balance it all out.
Real nice tech vibe you got going on..Reminds me of some Objectivity Records grooves... I think you need to work on the actual sounds though and getting them to sit just right in the mix.. That's so key w/ tech house and deeper more minimal vibes... less IS more (which you've nailed) but the hard part is getting those few sounds to sit JUST right in the mix. Oh and watch the low-end frequency clashing...
Groovy stuff! Very soundtrack-ish..futuristic.. blade runner thing you go going on. Might wanna work on the mixdown, really expand all those sounds so you can achieve that cinematic affect I hear you're trying to go for. .. also, maybe introduce those triplet drums a bit earlier in the song for dynamics (just a suggestion though). Overall, this song is good, it just needs to sound wider and bigger.