While I may not be the 1st person to say "Hey let's see what's happening in the house room/stage/bunker/thingy..I can appreciate the the talent none the less. Ie. i'll give it a go, and shake my tail if asked to tag along! =)
On to this tune:
I've listened to your mix on both headphones/can/earbleeders and studio monitors (only 1 set krk R5). My initial listen through was a bit rushed. So I pulled up a analyzer and checked the stereo image out. My advice with the mix would be to step back, and ensure that each track/part/instrument/patch/samples used to create a region on a track.. are of the same velocity. Then ensure that said parts do not clash with other tracks/instruments frequencies. While yes we will have some bits crossing over per other instruments frequencies, having everything hitting peaks through out the entire song creates ear fatigue rather fast.
As far as structure goes here a few things i jotted down:
- During the intro grab a note from your lead synth, or a portion of the sample and add some verb to it, and create a nice ring in. Or use th same noise, and combine it with a kick that has been eq'd, then add some verb to them, resample that stretch it a bit, resample, chop it up to create a sort of lead in bit going up to .15-.16. This will give it that house intro feel for the dj to que up.
- Possibly filter down or do a eq sweep on your drum group at .16 to about .39. This filtering should be light, and possibly have 2 bands sweeping, notching over each other. The same effect can be applied later to create a sense of tension if desired as well.
- When the synth melody comes in at .37 a sweep/riser would dial this transition. imo
- Your clap to hh transition @ .59-1:05 needs a little work.
- Not sure if your using references but here's a few artist that come to mind for this style:
- Claude Vonstroke, Green Velvet, Justin Martin, Dj Funk, OnKill, Frenzy
Great feelings come from this, but truth be told it needs some work on the arrangement. A few edits, resampling, re-structructing, mix sessions, and this will could be a banger! Oh by the way.. no sub, or 808?
Thanks for sharing.