DJ Recharge - Summer Is Back (ethereal melodic progressive)

Recharge

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Life is funny, 5 days ago through my own stupidity I almost broke my hand. I managed to slip away with a sprained finger, but that was enough to plunger me into that state of deep depression and self hatred I go through from time to time. I always knew that when I am at my worst I do my best music, how and why I will never know, but there it is. It almost feels like I channel my frustration into my music.

There are a lot of small details that are almost not noticeable, but I hope they will make the song at least a bit less boring since, my biggest weakness has always been bringing variety in my music.

https://soundcloud.com/lq5vxcb1rzbn%2Fdj-recharge-summer-is-back
 
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Bobby Summa

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Life is funny, 5 days ago through my own stupidity I almost broke my hand. I managed to slip away with a sprained finger, but that was enough to plunger me into that state of deep depression and self hatred I go through from time to time. I always knew that when I am at my worst I do my best music, how and why I will never know, but there it is. It almost feels like I channel my frustration into my music.

There are a lot of small details that are almost not noticeable, but I hope they will make the song at least a bit less boring since, my biggest weakness has always been bringing variety in my music.

https://soundcloud.com/lq5vxcb1rzbn%2Fdj-recharge-summer-is-back
Sorry to hear about your misfortune dude!

I am very much liking what you have done here. Has a real nice ambient groove with very reflective atmospheric and subtly uplifting feel with also touch of sadness. But the sadness doesn’t hit you like the uplifting feel does ( i mean that in a good way). Its almost like a passage, and i reckon you might have a philosophy to your music like i used to when i used to write in the 90s. That however sad the vibe went, i never wanted to let it hang there. Always finished it with a lift back up. Its as if thats what the repeated chord progression sections are about in this track. With the four or five chords in the progression, it ends on one with a happy feel when the ones before it were sadder feeling. Your productions are generally more cohesive than what i was doing back in the 90s.

On my first listen, I can’t really pick out any fault with this track. I know some bits go on for quite a while, but i think that works. Nice job. Elements like the beat ( kick in particular) and some sounds ( certain pad or may have been a vox) , had an anjunadeep feel. If you wanted to try, a different arrangement / remix and fx settings plus replacing a few sounds and i could definitely see an Anjunadeep style track there.
 
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Recharge

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I don't know how I made it so long. It was supposed to be 6.30-7min max, but I actually didn't plan to have a huge 2nd drop. Just the pad and melody sounded so good together I had to make that melodic drop and build up.

I think working within Serato Studio helps me a bit. The Daw is limited to 32 bars so if I want to make a song that is long I either have to copy some bars or use the 32 bar limit.

I am guessing one thing that saved the song from being too boring is that there are no 2 bars that are the same this time. Normally I take the easy way and copy some bars here and there.

I did made some small automation adjustments just now, but I am trying to not obsess with the song.
Sorry to hear about your misfortune dude!
Well I am all better now, until next time I guess. Music has always been a huge relief for me even when I was just a listener. That's why discovering trance was basically a life saver for me.

I've always said that my biggest weakness that needs improvement is the melody and lead, but lately I am noticing a lot of my arrangements are predictable and kind of boring. but no worries.

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marvas

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I first listened to this back when you posted it, I was on the beach and had no headphones, so I had to listen to it through my phone's speakers. And you know what? I thought it sounded pretty good.

Today I gave it another listen, and you know what? I still think it sounds pretty good.

Making it a bit more diverse and creating a bit of tension could transform this into a proper song.
 
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