Demo Reviews Vol. 60


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Hello there. You have willingly entered into another edition of demo reviews. Bold life choice. This is where people send me songs and I tell them what I think. I’ve gotten a few complaints about not being “constructive” in my reviews lately. So, just to clear things up, I’m not here to try and make you better artist. My only job is to give my worthless opinion on your music that you send in for that specific reason. If I don’t tell you how to improve your craft in a review, it simply didn’t come up. Again, the purpose of this is entertainment, it’s not a workshop for up and coming artists.
Also, I’m not accepting any submissions right now. Still got a good amount in the queue from the last time. When I’m running low, I’ll announce it so, if you’re wondering, just wait it out and keep an eye on my twitter , facebook and this blog. That’s were the announcements happen.
The reviews are simple. I write a paragraph or two about the song then arbitrarily rate the songs from 1 to 10 in the categories:
Production
Vocals
Listenability
Originality

I can’t stress the word “arbitrarily” enough. Seriously. Those numbers mean almost nothing. Don’t take them to heart or try and make sense of them. It’s a pointless endeavor.
This week starts off slow but there are actually some pretty good joints towards the end. Hooray for that!

Artist:Donny and the Robot
Song:sleep for health


This has the feel of a sad Wu-tang beat. I like the mood in general but the drums are little thin. I also don’t know if I’d qualify it as a “song” as it’s basically just two parts that really have nothing to do with each other other than using similar drum sounds. It’s not a bad beat, I like both parts, but it lacks continuity.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:5 out of 10
Originality: 4 out of 10

Artist: Estevan Rodrigo
Song: Put it in my pocket


Drug rapz! I’mma go do some pills to this! Just kidding. It’s an odd mood for a party drug song cause it’s kinda sinister. Like a really evil drug dealer made it. I don’t really like the rapper, the beat and definitely hate the hook but I gotta give it points for being a well arranged song and it’s recorded well too. I feel as though the artist is kinda all over the place , in terms of what he wants his sound to be like.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:4.5 out of 10
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: DR2
Song: Drums and junk


This has the distinct sound of a musician person who is trying their hand at “making beats”. It’s a cool homemade break but the drums are recorded like someone who makes rock music, not rap or electronic music. So it ends up sounding like an electro-jam session or something. The instrumentation is okay but ultimately not that interesting. It’s got a chill vibe though, if you’re into that kinda thing.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:4.5 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Panda arts collective
Song: Tokimeki Panda


Okay, I’m a little confused here. Cause, this sounds like someone just looped up an entire song by someone else. Just a heads up to budding producers: That’s not making a beat. That’s just looping some shit someone else made and calling it a day. It’s effective for rap beats but , ultimately, very very lazy.
Thing is, I kinda love the loops on this. The crusty early 80’s vibe is pretty awesome. So, while it’s enjoyable it took literally no talent to make it whatsoever. That’s a conundrum!
Production:1 out of 10
Vocals:n/a
Listenability:6 out of 10
Originality:1 out of 10

Artist: J-kid
Song:Turn down that noise


Not sure what’s going on with this beat. it seems to be fighting itself. I get the abstract , non-melodic vibe and , surely there are some people who will be into this. I’m not one of them though. It’s just noisy to me.
The rapper is capable but suffers from sounding like an angry white man. Not his fault. Maybe he is. But his lyrics and flow are very much well tread territory. He’s not bad though.
Production:3 out of 10
Vocals:4.5 out of 10
Listenability:4 out of 10
Originality:4 out of 10

Artist:Rare seed
Song:Head bomba


This is solid. It’s also very safe and unoriginal. It’s a classic hard hitting beat. Simple but effective sample and a hard break. It’s hard to fuck that up. Still, shit knocks.
The rapper is cool. He’s got a good voice and nice confidence. His lyrics are okay. He kinda reminds me of Kool Kim from the UMC’s later on in his career.
This is a definitively solid rap song.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Vocals:5.5.out of ten
Listenability:6 out of 10
Originality:2 out of 10

Artist: Defcee
Song: Vidiots Feat. Joseph Chilliams


Whoa, that went a direction I didn’t expect. I was already to shit on the electronic aspects of it but…nope. This is a simple, uninventive yet effective beat. It’s a loop.
But the star of this is the first rapper. Dude is awesome. He’s got that presence that just grabs you off the bat. The second guy is actually pretty good too. This is a pretty enjoyable song. I’d even say it doesn’t need that electronic intro unless it’s there to prove a point or something.
Production:4.5 out of 10
Vocals:7 out of 10
Listenability:7 out of 10
Originality:3 out of 10

Artist: B-exact
Song:Jody does drugs Feat. Mic Wrex


Just as I was about to shit on electronic stuff in the above review, here we have an example of a well made electronic sounding beat. Cool sounds, decent drums. Just well put together. It doesn’t have many variations going on but it’s a solid.
The rapping is in that wheelhouse of very competent but nothing particularly standing out. Decent flows, well written lyrics. The voices sound like voices I’ve heard in these reviews hundreds of times.
Production:6 out of 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:5.5 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Dead the poets
Song:Xanax colored cadillac


This is pretty dope. The beat is quirky. Sounds like some P-funk outtakes. It also has a warped feeling. Perfect for the mood of this first rapper who is high as fuck. He’s dope though. The second guy is decent too. But I feel as though the first guy has that “thing” that you’re either born with or you’re not.
The macho man sample at the end is a nice touch.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Vocals:6.5 out of 10
Listenability:6 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

Artist: Blacknwild
Song: Black


I like the beat. It’s kinda got that nutty circus vibe. It’s a familiar vibe but one that is always welcome. The rapping is harder to call. I feel as though the first dude has aspirations above his own skill level. Like he’s trying to do some cool shit but he’s not ready to execute it yet. The second rapper (that’s a second rapper, right?) actually sounds like that the first guy is trying to be. There is a chance they’re both the same person with the pitch switched up though. Hard to tell. If that’s the case, rapper guy, try and sound like the high pitched you. It works much better.
Production:5.5 out of 10
Vocals:5 out of 10
Listenability:5.5 out of 10
Originality:4.5 out of 10

So, what do you think?

10 thoughts on “Demo Reviews Vol. 60

      • I agree. I know he was doing like graphic design before he was on embedded. He took a pay cut then.

        We have a few common friends. I just wish he’d put another album out. That guy is amazingly talented

    • Are you guys trying to be vaporware? That I can kind of understand, especially since the song that was featured was just a pitch bend(downtune even) of an old song(which is most vaporware, sorry.)

  1. yo, precise the review check out more “DEAD THE POETS” at deadthepoets.com and deadthepoets.bandcamp.com and vote for us to win group and album of the year in the SEA at southernentawards.com album title “Korean Mardi Gras” peace to block!

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