Re: [House] Naiqvist - Dry Kritch Ruku
First thing I noticed was that the percussion sounds really weird. Both rhythmically and how each individual sample sounds. It sounds really disjointed and not in a cool experimental way. Also I definitely don't like the chord progression that plays at 1:36. Maybe it's just me but it sounds basic and repetitive. At 2:31 I like the "Yea Yea" both rhythmically and sample wise I think it sounds cool. Also I didn't "feel" anything with this song. It wasn't happy or sad or anything else. And when I say there is no emotion, I don't just mean you should pick a major or minor key. But the melodies and chords should play together to make some feeling. The more tension you have in your melodies the more chaotic/stressed. And obviously the opposite is true for a poppy, dancey, party song.
As for the mixing it wasn't too bad. Mixing is typically my weak point. But I think the kick sample itself sounds kinda gross and unappealing. And the clap at 0:51 sounds out of place and too loud. As well as being to far stereo wise. I feel it should be closer towards the center.
Keep practicing <3 Jake