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2/8/2015 CliveAnders 5813 CliveAnders
4 stars [3 Votes, 4.17 Stars]
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8/27/2006

Melee Beats - I would just like to say that I was Melee until that stupid emo band decided to take my name. Jerks.

"As the cringingly-named Melee Beats, fledgling Sacramento-based producer Nic Bertino makes French house from his American bedroom. There's good reason that sounds like a bad idea, but the 20-year-old Bertino's (junior) boyish vocals and considerable maximalist production chops say otherwise." -Pitchfork Media 
Distraction
Average Rating: [11 Votes, 3.5 Stars]
Views: 1,891
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Liner Notes
songster [9/7/2006 12:58:42 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
great. alot of fun to listen to.
kashworth [8/30/2006 12:25:18 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
cool song!!!!
michelomeo [8/29/2006 11:07:32 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
This would be great to hear at a club. Danceable and cool. I like the sluggish beat, and the lyrics totally capture the essence of what 80's loving club kids dig in dance music.
iconoclasticatachism [8/29/2006 10:11:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
The recording and sound is good. But I would never listen to this. really.
The keys feel like their o-d'ing on ecstasy. the beat is maniacal.
katia77 [8/29/2006 1:40:36 AM EST]
Score: +0
A bit Nausiating with the keyboard trill.......but, glad you got it off your chest
melee beats (song submitter) [8/28/2006 4:13:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
not at all. too gimmicky for me.
NovaVox [8/28/2006 2:56:35 PM EST]
Score: +0
Just out of curiosity, *are* you a fan of Benassi?
melee beats (song submitter) [8/28/2006 2:54:24 PM EST]
Score: +0
thanks, novavox. i appreciate the indepth review.
NovaVox [8/28/2006 1:56:50 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
This one is produced really well and the vocal is perfectly laid on there, the bass is new sounding, pumps like a heartbeat and is cool. I like the keys and the sounds, overall very impressive.

That said, I'm not a big fan of the 80's comeback movement, so this is not my speed for sure. I could picture hearing this when I was a kid in 1982, watching MTv when they still had the guy in the space suit next to the flag. This also reminds me strongly of Benny Benassi's "Satisfaction".

1. Technical ability
2. Good tone choice
3. Playing the right part for the song
4. Feeling
5. Originality

This gets:

1) 5 (Playing is super)
2) 5 (Tones are great)
3) 3 (I wanted a solid hook somewhere, but didn't get it)
4) 4 (The vibe is really 80's and accomplishes it well)
5) 2 (This is obviously very 80's and borrows a lot from that)

Overall: 3.8
TheBuyer [8/28/2006 2:57:47 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4 stars
Nice job, no cal.
jumpmybone [8/27/2006 10:48:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
I think the vocals are a little low and the bassy phaser thingy is a little loud or maybe just a little annoying. The little cascading electrical noises are very well done, as is the beat, but the song does suffer from monotony, and should evolve a little more. That's my 2 cents.
melee beats (song submitter) [8/27/2006 8:56:31 PM EST]
Score: +0
haha :) all is well my friend, glad you enjoyed it. thanks everyone for their time
pipedreamer [8/27/2006 8:50:07 PM EST]
Score: +0
can you tell I'm not a club goer ? LOL

the last time I was at a club, White Lines was playing !

I meant to say it sounds pretty good, but I am (obviously ) not a dance music expert !
melee beats (song submitter) [8/27/2006 8:46:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
raver music!? ouch. i've never even been to a rave before, haha
pipedreamer [8/27/2006 8:43:29 PM EST]
Score: +0
this is raver music for sure but I like it, it's mixed pretty well, and it bops along

I don;'t know enough about this type of music to rate it, really, but it's not terrible...
TheBuyer [8/27/2006 6:51:10 PM EST]
Score: +0
I don't think we've featured a pure "club" track, this is a first.
mikebritt [8/27/2006 3:48:54 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2.5 stars
this was cool until 1:38 then i wanted to hear something else

the volume of the vocals is fine

the release time of the compressor is not fine, the track has this annoying pumping sound to it that should at least be in time with the song
aaronlife [8/27/2006 11:48:47 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
this is pretty cool, it's a great beat, it's fun, i could dance to this, it got my wife to dance (she loves to dance), which is always a turn on (you get stars for that), but you lost her when you took it up an octave or something... she walked away (you lost 1/2 star for that)...
turltedove [8/27/2006 11:24:38 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 2 stars
The song is decent, but the vocals are too quiet and sound off-key in parts.
Saturn Spies [8/27/2006 10:42:49 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Good vocals, good groove. I would have given a higher score if there was a hook or a change to match the intensity of the song and maybe take it to a different/higher place. All in all, a good dance track.
markfrimmel [8/27/2006 9:25:16 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
If I was in the middle of a dance floor in a club with some techno-loving incredibly sexy woman I might like it enough to tell her it was "cool" just to get in her pants. 3 stars for studio work, but there is no musical destination to this. Best wishes.
qualcomm [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
hey, this party is really happenin! aw man, who's that groovy chick in the platforms? hope she doesn't have vd, man.
TheBuyer [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
this makes the drugs work better
KeavesSharpy [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
it's the new new wave!
Distraction
Taking over again
I don't think I can win
with you
Distraction
Taking over again
I've spread myself thin
with you
Distraction
I'm trying my best
but I can't keep this off of my chest
Distraction
You're making it hard
Can't believe that you caught me off gard

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