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7th Jul 2023 00:40 - 1 year ago
Description : hi guys so thought I'd try a little afrobeat/swing, with a bit of rap spreading some dimestop love, dont be afraid, show yourself, believe in you. this was a free beat off YouTube pumped it up a bit added soundgoodizers and overdrive some transient processing and a frequency splitter. this is all about brand dimestop :)) nowt new there. lyrics are available

Comments (22)

If you have time take a listen and give dimestop some feedback.

xstokes
xstokes 19th Jul 2023 12:50 - 12 months ago
Paul, dimestop is always a revelation and here’s some salvation too. i’ve been adrift so thanks for the uplift, my man. this is coming from a really good space, i hope you can maintain it. it is all too easy to lose sight of one’s better self, gotta get back to the garden. this is it, brother.
dimestop
dimestop replied 19th Jul 2023 - 12 months ago
hey bro hope your cool and we here more of you, thanks for your listen and time bruv, I'm not the finished article yet, I'll keep driving, love ya bro
RitajustRita
RitajustRita 17th Jul 2023 10:12 - 12 months ago
Yo Paul here i am agin after 2 weeks not on LM and than who's there with a great track.
Realy love that beat and how you put your vocal on it.
You grow and grow everytime i hear you.
Im glad there was a lyrics to understand the text.
You are such a great writer!!
dimestop
dimestop replied 17th Jul 2023 - 12 months ago
thanks Rita, been working with melodies trying to be a little different and sing more, thanks for stopping off as usual, encouraging comments as ever, ive got more to come :))
kingmt77
kingmt77 16th Jul 2023 02:00 - 1 year ago
Paul! This work is positive proof. With your determination and drive, you can't do anything but get better and better, as displayed here. We're all growing musically, and just listening to your growth is inspirational alone. Loving the lo-fi swing and sway. The greatest area of improvement is your timing......HAT'S OFF! Keep this trajectory rolling. Peace.

Mark
dimestop
dimestop replied 16th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
Mark thanks for your encouraging words, as I've mentioned to others I've put a lot a work in to music theory, its making a difference. my engineering skills are improving too. timing as you say is huge being a couple of milliseconds out kills your vocal, im never comfortable with a metronome while singing, its off-putting, but i used it whilst mastering this track and it makes a huge difference, im glad you spotted that improvement. its a happy positive vibe song quite a quick one, i was really happy with it.
Cxrcus
Cxrcus 15th Jul 2023 19:20 - 1 year ago
Nice vibes. I like it!
dimestop
dimestop replied 15th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
cheers bro appreciate your listen
atw
atw 15th Jul 2023 09:57 - 1 year ago
Nice music and good work on sound processing ... Really liked it. Good mixing too, sounds very good on my headphones!
dimestop
dimestop replied 15th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks atw, i put a lot more work in on the processing side with this, stereo sharping, limiting and volume levels, its still a learning process but hope to get my mixes sounding much better, cheers for your time bro
doofus
doofus 15th Jul 2023 05:30 - 1 year ago
You are making it pop Paul! Awesome beat you got working and I love how you pull the bass line through it all, really nice one man!
dimestop
dimestop replied 15th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks bro, ive been doing alot of research on chords and progressions, trying to improve my music theory and bring a different feel to my vocal, its been an eye opener for me and given me a much clearer understanding of how key scales work and how four notes can make a whole song just changing the octave, so hoping to improve further, thanks for the stop off mate always appreciate you
T576
T576 15th Jul 2023 03:41 - 1 year ago
dime it was time to check in, and you didn't let me down. Classic dimestop here. From the bounce to the pounce on the ears. All about you works for me on this track. I aint mad at you. PEACE. T576 OUT.
dimestop
dimestop replied 15th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks for the stop of bro always appreciated, this was a really quick one, everything just popped in to place, excuse the pun, no more than 4 hrs, i was really happy with the mix
PatriciaEdwards
PatriciaEdwards 14th Jul 2023 15:05 - 1 year ago
Good vibes!
Good dance muzic.
Can't help with the technical stuff, just know this would be good for a hype party! :-)
dimestop
dimestop replied 14th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
wow thanks so much Patricia, i feel honoured to have such a luminaire like yourself check my track, im just a trier, compared to you, you are phenomenal and an artist ive listened to alot of times, thankyou so much for your time
CINCOCENT
CINCOCENT 14th Jul 2023 08:28 - 1 year ago
Every time I listen to you man you keep on improving you are really mastering your vocals now the quality everything about it you getting really good I don't know what else to say as far as how developed you you came so far so quickly too. Your System is definitely working for you.
dimestop
dimestop replied 14th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
appreciate the comment bro, i have listened to the guys here, you included, done lots of research and work on getting the best results from my limited ability. i here my improvement but still want better, its encouraging to read people think ive improved which in turn proves a point about the community, the help is there if you ask, thanks again homie
joecramer
joecramer 12th Jul 2023 22:26 - 1 year ago
Yo hi again man :)

I realy could enjoy your work.
I could now do tons of lines about what i found realy great and uplifting and what was where right on spot in the track. How great the vocals are and and and. But i think a lot have done that already before me, so i don't wanna repeat it all again :)
But just because it's such a good song, i take the liberty to say what I feel could be improved (and that really doesn't mean anything)
As a singer, I know the problems with singing all too well.

You know all the words and therefore always recognize them. No matter whether they sound loud, quiet, clean, overdriven or otherwise. This is probably the same for most singers who produce. This is usually a bit counterproductive because you don't hear or perceive "reality" at all.

The singing is too loud and mixed a bit too "differently" and forces you to turn the volume down quite a bit so that you can understand the lyrics well. This is feasible, but prevents you from being able to hear the music well. But since we all always want to have everything :) we are always missing one of the two. Give yourself a jerk and try a new mix. (I know that is totally corrosive and extremely nerft). But it would take this song to a much higher level.

Turn the vocals down, some parts a little less bright, others a little less effekts and everything is perfect. Not much but just a bit of ..... tweaking :) ( i am also really bad in it when it comes to my own singing)

Don't take all of this as criticism. I just think that this song is so good that you should invest some more time to make good perfect.

stay tuned
joe
dimestop
dimestop replied 12th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
hey Joe thanks for the comment, i have been messing with the volume levels over the last 24 hrs and i was doing a little more tweaking altered the limiting this time though. it was one of them quickies 4hrs start to finish, that included writing the track too, done a little tightening since its been up, but im happy now.
and please don't ever stop being constructive, your like the rest of us and only want the best for each other. constructive critique is a tool to be used wisely it should be built into your daw, a pop up window thats says STOP FUCKING ABOUT MATE :)) thanks for your props about the track too, really appreciate that
BCVProductions
BCVProductions 12th Jul 2023 11:06 - 1 year ago
Very cool. I like this genre for your voice.
vocals could be weightier in the mix imo. I hear your voice when but have trouble hearing what you are saying. You put work into your lyrics so i think it's important to hear what you are saying. :)
dimestop
dimestop replied 12th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks for the stop off and feedback Slimm, i think your right on the vocal, the backing was a little low in places, i have brought it up slightly. its my north-east UK twang (accent) even the English struggle understanding it :)) we talk fast, thanks for checking me out again bro, really appreciate it
Zootman
Zootman 11th Jul 2023 09:20 - 1 year ago
It's our resident wordsmith dealing the goods again. Great work man, seriously I love your lyrics. And the music and vox, well, it's been said already. Prob my fav track of yours too date. Chris.
dimestop
dimestop replied 11th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks so much Chris, i remember, some months ago you mentioned to me about changing the tone in areas, i always wanted that but trying to get there was the problem, ive been working on that side since, and to steal a phrase from you 'it takes absolute skill and a hours of practise to sing this bad' and get away with it, thank god for EQ and FX :)))
theHumps
theHumps 10th Jul 2023 11:20 - 1 year ago
I must say I think this is your best mix so far Paul! So congrats on that. Just looking at the waveform I knew it was not going to be too loud or too soft a mix, just right!

Wayne
dimestop
dimestop replied 10th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
i think its probably my best mix too Wayne, its got symmetry more your typical layout tried to be a little more playful, thought the verses hook and the bridge all worked well, sometimes the quick ones that you dont put loads into work better, this was literally a few hrs work from nothing to master, thanks for the stop and i'll be on your new track later
eigenaar
eigenaar 9th Jul 2023 15:37 - 1 year ago
nice sound!
dimestop
dimestop replied 9th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks for checking it out bro, appreciated
2Sisters
2Sisters 9th Jul 2023 15:16 - 1 year ago
Hello ,
you can tell that you've also made a lot of progress in theory. You can hear that! But I can tell you from experience that you never stop learning. Every song will be different. There is no standardization. But that's what makes it so interesting and exciting. From the idea to the finished song is sometimes a tedious but also beautiful way. But sometimes, it also happens very quickly. It is important that it is fun and that what you do is recognized. As the saying goes: Applause is the artist's bread and butter. But, never lose your own identity! Remain who and how you are. Even if it is sometimes very tempting to bend and sell in order to land the supposed hit. Because this is only for a short time!
In my almost 15 years as a professional musician I've seen many come and go. Those who made honest music coming from the heart stayed. You are one of them! I'm glad to have met you.
Oh yes, the text is now also displayed to me. Nice! positive!
Greetings Manuela
dimestop
dimestop replied 9th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
:)) i learn more everyday Manu the reason we have 2 ears and only 1 mouth, don't you think,
when you start a project you have a picture of what you want, the journey to get there can be frustrating, this was no more than 4 hrs work and not much effort, done with fun in my heart i love it,
for a total novice 3 years ago, ive surprised myself, i am happy to have reached this level and don't expect to get any further up but if this track will encourages just one talent here to step out and show themselves, i will be more than happy.
have a great end to the weekend my wonderful friend
2Sisters
2Sisters 9th Jul 2023 11:45 - 1 year ago
Halo Paul, very nice melodic and effective song. I really enjoyed having your voice wandering through my head* smile. No seriously. you played brilliantly with the panorama effects. The almost 59-second intro is also very playful. I assume that the slight distortion in the voice is intentional.,I would be very interested in the lyrics. will you send them to me please Greetings and have a nice weekend Manuela
dimestop
dimestop replied 9th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
Manuela thankyou for another great comment, i tried to freshen my vocal on this bring in some melodic harmony and slightly altered the voxs layers, tiny amounts of reverb distortion stereo separation and delay. one of the biggest lessons ive learnt is not to overdo the effects chain, you and others have mentioned it to me before. i also have much more engineering experience, and how important using a limiter can be, being able to alter my mids and lows changing the thresholds i have also done some learning on chord progressions and and the major minor scale keys, notes and chords were like Chinese to me i thought it was baffling but now i have a much clearer understanding i now know what full step half step changing it up or down an octave. i never imagined i would go this deep, its gotten hold of me in a big way music theory. and of course i will send you the lyrics, forgive me firstly though, im not sure whether you want the vocal stems or the lyric sheet, let me know and i will send you it privately, i really appreciate your input but i think you know that already, the people here have taught me everything, that's why i engage as much as i do, your all special people, caring and sharing, love makes the world go round
crucethus
crucethus 9th Jul 2023 08:29 - 1 year ago
Jeebus, you really are developing ehh! keep doing it, my friend. seriously impressed!
dimestop
dimestop replied 9th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thankyou Steven, you always encouraged me to go for it :)) i stepped out a little further on this one and was really pleased with how it came together, thanks for your stop and comment mate
randalld
randalld 9th Jul 2023 00:50 - 1 year ago
this sounds great dimestop! i love the way you mixed this
dimestop
dimestop replied 9th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks for the stop off bro, i was really pleased with the layout, pretty tight i thought :)) i loved the drop @ 0.42
Pnnywze
Pnnywze 8th Jul 2023 22:20 - 1 year ago
Music was always meant to bring us back to every emotion we've ever felt, a journey. Music is that for me, as well, but always with a sense of joy mixed in. I feel that producers and musicians that really have fun and enjoy what they do are the best at accomplishing that...and You my man are the very personification of that. Excellent work Paul
dimestop
dimestop replied 8th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks bro, music makes me calm, i forgot about the outside world and just zone out. even when i rap hard im just smiling inside, it is all about the fun and making new friends. im about to check your latest
dubjoka
dubjoka 8th Jul 2023 00:22 - 1 year ago
bro this track is fire top work again
dimestop
dimestop replied 8th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
thanks for your props dub, you know i appreciate you and the listens and comments you give me, i appreciate your time, props bro
LJmbbremen
LJmbbremen 7th Jul 2023 13:59 - 1 year ago
Hey Mister Pop!
Great as usual but always some points better. Man it is so nice to see someone growing, and you do it! Nice beat with great lyrics and voice!
Have a nice weekend my friend!
Greetings
Matthias
dimestop
dimestop replied 7th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
:)) thanks for a great comment Matthias, i keep trying mate, hope your still practising your vocal, it really is worth persevering even if you aren't happy with it yourself, bring it anyway that's what i did then let others and the more experienced tell you what works and what doesn't your confidence then grows and your vocal improves too, thanks for your continued support mate, your a good guy excellent producer and im certain you will be a vocalist too, keep pushing bro
pseudoble
pseudoble 7th Jul 2023 12:48 - 1 year ago
Nice work mate - vocal gets better with each track, lyrics and flow great and good job with the production too : )
dimestop
dimestop replied 7th Jul 2023 - 1 year ago
cheers Ian, haven't done much lately but heard this and wrote a vocal in about 25 mins, laid it down half hour later and went to bed :)) spent a couple of hours mixing and mastering it yesterday. just noticed you added bass to yours, I'll check it out and drop another comment mate

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