Demo Reviews Vol. 46

What up. Time for another edition of Demo Reviews. As always, I must preface this with an all caps reminder:
Now that that is out of the way, hi! this is that thing where readers send me their music to review. Why? cause they want people to hear them and think me shitting all over their art is worth that. I understand that. Such is the life of an good artist.
The reviews work like so: i do a brief write up explaining my take on the songs then arbitrarily rate the songs from 1-10 in these categories:

I gotta say, this week batch is a step up from previous weeks. Some real potential in these guys. For once, i’m not leaving writing this in a bad mood. Props! Let’s get into it.

Artist: MicP
Song: Going spam in Lala Land

Strong start! Straight up, The beat is dope. Love the mood and the MC Rides it well. He’s not perfect (some of his flow is a little suspect) and relies a little heavily on similes but he says some clever shit and his voice is decent. I see him improving over time and figuring out his syllable placement better but, hey, he’s got good beats to work with and he can write so that’s a great start.
Production:7 out of 10
Vocals:5.5 out of 10
Listenability:6 out of 10
originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Avante-garde productions
Song: I’ve been down

This has some good things going on and some not so good things. Let’s start positive: The beats is well made considering it’s using some pretty bad stock sounds. That leads me to believe , given the right sounds they could make some dope tracks. The rappers are certainly capable. They can double time well enough. I’d say , as the rappers go, they get a little worse as the song progresses though.
On the other side, the beat does sound cheap due to it’s shitty stock sounds and the rappers are inflicted with a strong case of “white voice”. Nothing they can do about that but it’s there. Also, I’m not into this kind of emo thing but that’s more personal preference.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:4.5 out of 10
Listenability:5 out of 10
originality:4 out of 10

Song: NY beats

Oh, is this a New York beat? I was wondering cause I couldn’t place it.
Clearly, I’m not the audience for this I don’t even know what to do with this cause it’s got that Ibiza synth sound that should be eradicated off the planet but the rest is more refined. But, yeah, this sounds more Miami than NY and the spelling of the artists name is infuriating. Get the |-|E|_|_ out of here with that keyboard tomfoolery.
Production:4 out of 10
Listenability:2 out of 10
originality:4 out of 10

Artist: Digitalfel

This was interesting. I kept waiting for an 80’s singer to come in and start belting. It really has that vibe. I mean that in a good way. It’s a nice slow build. Not really my lane personally, but it’s definitely well done. Seriously, a singer on this would be pretty cool.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Listenability:5.5 out of 10
originality:4.5 out of 10

Song: Rooftops

This is very rough around the edges but it shows a ton of potential. The beat is cool it just needs to be mixed better and some better drum sounds. The rapper is kinda the same. He’s not bad at all and will only get better. Overall, I like the aesthetic of the song a lot. That’s actual an overlooked nuance in rap. If this kid can hone that, it will be very interesting to hear what he’s making in like 2 years.
Production:5 out of 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:4.5 out of 10
originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Seymore Johnson
Song: Goat Worship

This is some sloppy looping. The first sample doesn’t really work and the second one is kinda out of tune. Then it just flies completely off the rails. On one hand, it definitely went places I wasn’t expecting but it’s kind of a mess in general. I appreciate the attempt but it’s like a bunch of non-sequitors mashed together.
Production:4 out of 10
Listenability:3 out of 10
originality:5 out of 10

Artist: Ill Chilldren
Song:Step to this

This is some standard “Spitting barz” kinda shit. The rappers are all good and have a presence and flow. Confidence is not an issue here. The beat is fairly boring. Kinda sounds like a late 90’s outtake. And the hook? Kinda corny. The whole thing feels old but, like I said, the rapping is solid. It’s just one of those type of songs that’s been made a million times.
Production:4 out of 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:4.5 out of 10
originality:2 out of 10

Artist: Rel 4 real
song: W.I.N. Ft.Yung Spook

Oh jesus christ…First off, I saw “Feat Yung Spook” and got excited but then realized I was thinking of “Spooky black“. Oh well. Anyway, beats like this are my nightmare. It’s like olympic theme music. I hate that shit. I get it’s purpose but it’s not for me. The hook is almost so bad I thought the whole song was a parody. That said, these guys can rap. The first guy in particular kinda killed it. Honestly, kinda curious how this demo even made it’s way to me.
Production:3.5 out of 10
Vocals:5.5 out of 10
Listenability:4 out of 10
originality:2 out of 10

Artist: Stingray Thompson
song: Wack Nightmares

Hmm…sooooo…what am I listening to here? This has some cool elements but also seems like it’s a bunch of people on heroin jamming. There are some tonal issues all over this piece. Yeah, I’m just really confused. I’m sure there is a drug that compliments this song amazingly though.
Production:4 out of 10
Listenability:4 out of 10
originality:6 out of 10

Artist: Geniusenis
Song:Every Generation

This is solid. I feel like it should be in a commercial for something. It’s nice mixture of electronic and sampled beats. The sequencing is well done too. I could see this, accompanied with strobe lights, causing many mellow seizures.
Production:6.5 out of 10
Listenability:6 out of 10
originality:5 out of 10

So , what do you think?

2 thoughts on “Demo Reviews Vol. 46

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