DJ Recharge - I Don't Want You Back

Recharge

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I couldn't decide if I wanted to make the song 4/4 or breakbeat so I decide to mix it up. Intro and first verse are 4/4 then into the drop it goes into breakbeat then verse 2 is 4/4 and towards the end gradually switches to breakbeat into the outro. I am still not sure how the pace looks to others and if it's ok. I think I am going to do a breakbeat version too since it sounds really good as a breakbeat.

https://soundcloud.com/lq5vxcb1rzbn%2Fdj-recharge-i-dont-want-you-back
 
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Bobby Summa

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Great start with the 4/4 deffo (nice kick)
Nice mid bass sound. Interesting envelope to it, how did you make the sound? Love it! decent perc. Nice higher sound /pad arriving.

This is good mate. ( i think certain chords clash a bit tho)

Nice vocals. Nice piano.

Great when the breakbeat enters. This is a Gooooooood track dude! Great arrangement.

4/4 comes back in at the right point, might want to enter the volume of the kick gradually ( but not too gradually). Just because its a different beat format. (Just a thought).

Nice around 4.06 when breakbeat enters again.

What can I say. Apart from the (imo) chords clashing on the pad like sounds nearer the beginning or early in 2nd section. I think you’ve Nailed It!
 
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Feedback comments entered as im playing the track through.

Great start with the 4/4 deffo (nice kick)
Nice mid bass sound. Interesting envelope to it, how did you make the sound? Love it! decent perc. Nice higher sound /pad arriving.

This is good mate. ( i think certain chords clash a bit tho)

Nice vocals. Nice piano.

Great when the breakbeat enters. This is a Gooooooood track dude! Great arrangement.

4/4 comes back in at the right point, might want to enter the volume of the kick gradually ( but not too gradually). Just because its a different beat format. (Just a thought).

Nice around 4.06 when breakbeat enters again.

What can I say. Apart from the (imo) chords clashing on the pad like sounds nearer the beginning or early in 2nd section. I think you’ve Nailed It!
Yeah the bass is a sample, but I played a bit with making it into bassline and subbase making minor tweaks. I am really getting used to working with samples which might help me on my remixing which I still think I suck.

You are probably right lately on the chords I use 2/3 different chord progression at the same time with volume automation to make them pop up or pipe down.
 
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Some nice idea and sounds in there. Got that oldschool piano house vibe to it.

Definately some chord clashes in there though.
Seems to end a bit abruptly as well, would have liked to hear the breaks part at the end extended a bit.
 
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Like a needed an excuse to make a song longer 😊. I happily added 2 more phrases with breakbeat at the end, lately I've been practically forcing myself with a limit around 5-6 min or less. Piano seems to be playing for a bit too long now, but will cross that bridge when we have too. I removed one of the chord progression, hopefully it helped with the clashing. To be honest I can't hear it, but I trust you both as more experienced producers. I updated the version.