"Free Yourself" [Blockchain Music Contest S2: Round 3]

Here is my entry into the 3rd round of the Blockchain Music Contest Season 2!

The theme for this round is genre-based and is "Hardstyle".
Choon: https://choon.co/tracks/0jv5v6pynnp/free-yourself/

Once I again I am finding myself working in an unfamiliar genre and I have to say this was the greatest struggle for me yet. I can't say I have ever made anything all that similar to Hardstyle before and I found this genre to be really different from my typical style.
I almost didn't put this one out [as I wasn't too sure of it the more I listened to it] but I figured since I took the time to make it, and was rocking to it quite heavy while I was putting it together that I should post it anyways.
It's rather simple relying on a main melody utilized in a few lead and piano sounds [mostly coming from an old standard favourite of mine, Nexus].
I noticed one of the real differentiating elements of Hardstyle was how the kick sounded so I tried to create something that was similar to that style, layering two altered kicks together to try to achieve that sound.

I made this song in FL Studio which has been my DAW of choice since early 2006.

Looking forward to listening to all of the different entries/the live show! :)

Cover Art Image Adapted From: https://pixabay.com/photos/travel-yellow-wanderlust-jacket-3528324/

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Comments 8

Yes YamaAgni! Great to hear an entry from you man! Has that drive and huge lead sounds I associate with the genre. I know what you mean about the kick, I distorted the one in mine to hell as that's what I heard in pretty much every hardstyle track! Good luck in the contest man!

14.08.2019 21:20

I can't lie; I don't know how much I agree with that kick being the main style throughout the genre but I had to bend to its ways haha.

15.08.2019 17:54

Haha yes I know, I thought my bass had gone in my speakers when I discovered that that's what the kick actually is in hardstyle lol! Sacrilege! 😂

15.08.2019 18:03

Nice to see you working outside your comfort zone like the rest of us, I enjoyed this one. Good luck!

15.08.2019 13:04

Haha verrrry outside of my comfort zone this one was a real struggle for me.

15.08.2019 17:54

Thanks for deciding to put it out and add it into the contest! :D

15.08.2019 14:54

Had to do it!

15.08.2019 17:54