Singer/Songwriter/Producer from Ipswich
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Livin' this life
Hey Dray! Back for another listen to "Livin' This Life" and I can see why you say this is your favorite track, it's my favorite of all your songs too, hell Dray, this is very honestly one of my top 20 favourite songs of all time!!! I listen to this on my MP3 player on a regular basis and I can't help but feel hope and joy every time I hear it... I just wonder how anyone could have possibly created such an astonishing vocal performance!!!! Your vocals sound so cool, so sweet and emotionally powerful, it's like you alone are the voice of an entire generation of electronic music lovers! I would have no problem conceding defeat and declaring you the all time leader of the Nightclub sound and Club experience. No one, and I mean nobody, has or ever will top this song. Even when you have 5 or 6 highly experienced musicians and producers, they only wish they could create a track like this. The instrumental is pulsing and pumping with more energy than anyone could even comprehend, and your beautiful voice lives in the music. So full of love and life and youthfulness!! I will never tire of this song and I love putting it on Repeat and listening to it over and over again... I thank you Dray with the deepest most heartfelt gratitude from the bottom of my soul, that you have brought this song into the world and into existence. You live in the music, you are alive, forever. Godspeed Dray. Your caring friend, - DJ Frankie Holmes
Lke the way you've layered the vocals in the verses and then weaved the vocal fxs in the choruses. Very catchy,mint sounding bassline, synth riffs and the piano that starts to stand out at around 2.22. Great song :)
Thanks for your comment Dray, for some reason it got posted to the song below. Your comment was meant for "The Dance Floor" right? That was the song I dedicated to you, but your comment got posted on Dreams of Romance feat 3v3sound. Oh well, I'm sure you meant the comment for "The Dance Floor", that one's your song man! - DJ Frankie
Oh yeah Mark & Andy... Dray is one of the, if not the MOST mind blowing music artist I have heard in a long time, maybe ever... He is just AMAZING! We love ya Dray!!!
Wow! DJ Frankie sent us your way and thank god he did. This is hugely impressive. A wicked track and a beautiful crisp production, killer hook and an excellent vocal performance. Kudos.
Well, I tried really hard to Re-Master your song Dray, but I think your original Mastering is much better. At least with your mix you can crank the volume all the way up and it stays clean and sounds amazing. All I could really do was boost the levels and in doing so I introduced too much distortion into your original mix which was perfect. It was cool to hear all the highs and mids when I Re-Mastered, but then you couldn't turn it up too loud or it distorted. So, it was a fun experiment, but you need to take the original song file and get it professionally mastered somewhere, lots of places online will do it for just a few dollars. This song can still Top The Charts, Livin' This Life needs a professional touch and there would be no stopping it then! Because it's already unstoppable...
Hey Dray send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can.
Absolutely AMAZING... I have been writing Electronic Music for almost 15 years and I have NEVER been able to write a song even CLOSE to as AWESOME as this! This is hands down my new favorite song of all time. I'm not going to sit here and pick it apart or analyze this song... It's just perfect in every way and COMPLETELY awesome. I would not even begin to know where to start if I tried making a song like this, it just completely blows my mind... BEYOND incredible and beyond anything I have ever dreamed of myself. THANK YOU for making this song, I really needed to hear something exactly like this right now because I'm so depressed, but now I don't even care about it because my mind is getting lost in the music... You are one of the very best and TOP Artists of all time in my opinion. You actually wrote a PERFECT song and I wasn't even sure that was possible because I've never been able to do it myself. Guess I've been listening to too much of my own music and it's been making me insane... I will vote for this, download a copy, add it to my favorites, and recommend you!!! THIS IS THE BEST SONG OF ALL TIME!!!!! - DJ Frankie
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I do like this a lot! It's commercial yes, but thats sells tracks!!! Yes there are some production issues, but they can be easily fixed!! Vocals and lyrics are great!! Some lovely fx's and drops!! The structure is also very good and flow is tidy!! Great songwriting!!!!! Nice to hear from another dance producer!!!! Keep them coming!!! Welcome to the site!!!Baz
Very clean sounding mix. Vocals and synth work is mint. Length of track is perfect for Radio. One thing I would say is I would like the Kick to come through harder/louder. Your clap is louder than your kick - maybe that's what you are intending, but I would prefer the kick to be at least the same level if not louder than the percussion. Tidy commercial slightly cheesy (in a good way) track though! Ess x
You have a very commercial sound that is radio ready! Nice bass synth on this track caught my ear and your vocals are cool. Send them in or upload MP3´s with your profile to your local BBC radio station and see if they will play them. Played ours when we lived in the Norwich area. Good luck and don´t give up on your dream! Giving you a thumbs up!
Hey Guys :)
My name's Robert, but I prefer to just be called by my surname which is Dray.
I've been producing music since the age of about 14. I don't have many recordings to show for it because I feel that both my musical ability and style has changed substantially over the years, causing me to delete old work that no longer represent me now as an artist.
Although my music style has always been dance, my older music used to sound bit cheesy and almost 'eurodancey' ...whereas now I have taken on a more commercial r&b sound within my music as this is a type of sound I like and enjoy as it has a more contemporary feel.
What would my ambition be as a songwriter/singer/producer?
Basically, I would absolutely love any recognition I could get really! As much as it is a huge compliment to hear my friends say they love my music and that I could really go somewhere etc, it also fills me with a bit of annoyance that I can't seem to get my music heard by a wider audience. I'm not expecting huge fame by any means, but a little more recognition for the music I make would make me very happy. Being signed by a record label would be a dream come true, but being a modest kinda guy I realise that talent that I will be up against.
If you got any questions or comments definitely message me :D I'll do my best to get back to you all!