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Reviews for "DREAMt (ft Jeris)"

DREAMt (ft Jeris)
by SackJo22
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Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 1:19 PM

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permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 1:52 PM
Dreamy toe tapper, Susan
permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 9:16 PM
Thanks boys. Glad to hear your toes were tapping while dreaming. :-)
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 2:58 PM
First I went and had a re-listen to Jeris’ original. Beautiful piece. Then to go right into this beat driven vehicle of joy… very cool.
permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 9:17 PM
Thank you so much — I love that you find this to be a “vehicle of joy”.
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 2:59 PM
Mmmmmm. This is quite delicious.
permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 9:17 PM
Thank you Mykle.
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 3:21 PM
Wow, Susan this is such a gift! I’m amazed at what you were able to do with that vintage ccM track, I think that was the first time I ever recorded myself singing. Really made my day : ) Thank you!!
permalink   Jeris Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 3:22 PM
So cool that you brought Haskel back for the remix too! This is like a cross between Deee-Lite and U2..if that’s possible. I guess it is : )
permalink   Snowflake Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 7:14 PM
remember how i asked you for your guitar stems? it was Susan that put me up to it ;)
permalink   Jeris Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 8:20 PM
Sneaky sneaky ;) I didn’t even suspect it was for the secret Mixter though. I’m glad because it was such a pleasant surprise!
permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 4:12 PM
I’m so glad to hear you like the mix Jeris. It’s no secret that I love your music (how many times have I remixed you or asked you to record parts for something I was working on?) This time though, I really had a great time remixing your vocals. Your voice has such a great tone — I love it! It was also fun to make a dance track. (I actually googled “house music structure” to make sure I was not too far off point in terms of structure.) Thanks again for being so generous with your talents, time and spirit.

p.s. I realize I simply had to get Haskel involved after my representative was unsuccessful in getting a hold of your guitar cuts from the original track. :-)
permalink   Jeris Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 4:45 PM
Haha..I like that…your “representative” :)
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 4:25 PM
Susan is a dancing queen
great details that i feel
welcome to the edm,
permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 9:18 PM
Thanks my friend — I am liking the edm very much!
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 5:00 PM
Love how you put a beat to this. Infectious :)
permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 9:19 PM
Thanks. It was so much fun! I am increasingly vulnerable to the seduction of those beats.
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 7:14 PM
brilliant Susan. i started to listen and had to dive into Jeris’s track first to see how this song was born. i am completely surprised! i must know your secret — how the heck did you create this thumpin’ four-in-the-floor dance track from Jeris’s smooth, subtle jazz track? (like how did you make that record scratching sound?) I’m so happy to discover this wonderfully sung vocal from Jeris (with such colorful, imaginative lyrics inspired by 3 of my favorite poets).

the breakdown section is so magical! and then back into the riding rhythm. damn girl. this mix is amazing Susan. your talent never ceases to amaze me. Haskel rocks too! all hands in the air!
permalink   SackJo22 Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 9:26 PM
Thanks so much Emily — especially for such a detailed comment. I really appreciate it. I think I was magically inspired by Jeris, who I find magically inspiring!

The scratching was made by layering a variety of effects onto a field recording of birds that I made one day at the Sepulveda Dam. (I would have to go back to my session to see what I used but there are a lot of plug-ins involved.)
permalink   Sun, Jun 14, 2015 @ 10:32 PM
Yeah, this kicks booty.
permalink   Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 2:00 AM
Everything is perfectly in place …. and mixed to perfection. A pleasant discovery.
permalink   Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 4:44 AM
DJ Sackjo,

….nice to see you dropping some beats :-)
permalink   Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 5:01 AM
Fantastic track, driven by subtle and ever changing percussion and drums. In many ways the track reminded me of Paul Simon and Rhythm of the Saints, especially with Jeris’s voice which is smooth and creamy.

The changing drums are fantastic, I don’t know how many layers of kicks you used, but they work together, especially the flams. Then the congas and delays just fit in beautifully. The reversed cymbals add a nice tension and rhythm.

I won’t mention the great mixing, guitars and vocals as thats been said already.

Great work!
P7R7L5 (DJ Yegor)
permalink   Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 11:19 AM
Successful use of the original sources for different genre.For the weekend Party
permalink   Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 1:26 PM
ooooh Susan, a classic, a CLASSIC.

Dreamy it is , very very dreamy and I love DREAMY.
permalink   Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 1:39 PM
Admiral Bob
permalink   Mon, Jun 15, 2015 @ 8:55 PM
This is really good. You dug deep to find this, I can tell… so outside your usual style, but really, really good. And I love that melodic break in the last fifth. That’s pretty spectacular.
Kara Square
permalink   Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 3:29 PM
Awwwww yeah!!! Susan! 1st, how cool that you picked Jeris. 2nd, what an inspired, engaging mix… so many dazzling elements… killer beats, ridiculously catchy bass, badazz geetar (YEAH Haskel!), beautifully constructed (and researched) structure, meticulously impressive production… AND all possible despite the computer issue. Mad props, lady… mad props!!
permalink   Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 2:27 AM
Oooomg susan. This is so cool and trippy. Vocals fit so nice in the music bed you made :P I love all the perc you used, the once-in-a-while clap, the choppy, effect-ridden cymbal. It all comes together to make a very cool and unique song :D