JayyVon
10CMD


3.5
great

Review

by ASnideReturns USER (26 Reviews)
October 4th, 2015 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Light me up, because I like the way you burn...

Jayy Von Monroe (Jeremy) has always been regarded as the sane (and only remotely talented) member of Blood on the Dance Floor by a multitude of people; so when he dropped news over a year ago via Alternative Press that he was releasing a solo record, people's expectations were somewhat high. After multiple delays and two re-recordings, we have 10CMD; a laid-back, trance inspired affair that never jumps too far beyond catchy but is consistent enough to provide for an entertaining and energetic listen.

We open with "Leo", arguably the best track on the album; Showcasing Jeremy's vastly improved vocals with a well controlled falsetto juxtaposed with airy synth lines, space-like arrangements and a house influenced backing beat. He displays his penchant for crafting catchy arrangements, but despite all his improvement he never strays out of his comfort zone. He only reaches the heights of "Leo" again on the banger house track "All I Want" in which he drops any attempt at experimentation to produce a straight-forward clubbing hit in the vein of acts such as Krewella and Zedd. The production is air-tight; every beat is well placed, the synthesizer lines are all slick and his vocals are mixed well, unfortunately the bass is underutilized throughout.

The lyricism is your standard romance inspired affair; talking about the tribulations of relationships with some entertaining metaphors thrown in here and there courtesy of Jeremy's spunky attitude. His vocal range has expanded to include the previously mentioned falsettos that are relatively common throughout the album; he's ditched most of the spit-fire rapping that permeated his work in Blood on the Dance Floor to focus on singing, with the exception of "Welcome To Your Funeral."

Overall, this is a very solid first effort and hopefully not the limit of Jeremy's creative potential; Now that he's stepped into his own, all that's needed is to let loose and step out of his shell even further. With a little work, more experienced producers and perhaps additional input from various artists in the field, JayyVon could become one of the next big names in mainstream electronic music.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2015


14791 Comments


good review, although im sure this is still awful

Insurrection
October 4th 2015


24736 Comments


will check this

Mort.
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2015


14791 Comments


ok i was surprised it wasnt awful. still not really my thing tho

SharkTooth
October 4th 2015


14143 Comments


The only trance music I'm familiar with is Darude-Sandstorm and I thought that was pretty good so is this worth checking out?

KenboSlice
October 4th 2015


3385 Comments


So you have time to review this but not for your 5/5 greatest album ever review of That's The Spirit?

Snide, I am disappoint.

KenboSlice
October 4th 2015


3385 Comments


You know I'm giving you a hard time.

Seriously though, still waiting on the review.

zaruyache
October 4th 2015


22199 Comments


"so when he dropped news over a year ago via Alternative Press that he was releasing a solo record, people's expectations were somewhat high."

I reaaaaaaaaally doubt that, snide. I really doubt that.

Sinternet
October 4th 2015


21880 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

^ lol



Checked first two tracks and really not my thing unfortunately.



However I will say this is miles better than anything BOTDF ever did, and goes to show that he is the only talent in the band and at this point he's being held back by the other one.

Digging: -

Sinternet
October 4th 2015


21880 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Yeah I'm happy for him, it will give him a chance to forge his own identity, and in the future who knows, he might make a track I'd like.

dfevil085
October 4th 2015


1509 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Never thought I'd hear anything nice from him since Anthem of the Outcast. I'm happy to be wrong.

dfevil085
October 5th 2015


1509 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

It's not an easy thing to admit. But it's a godsend by comparison

dfevil085
October 5th 2015


1509 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Good point, thanks

Lord(e)Po)))ts
October 5th 2015


52857 Comments


man ur taste just man my god why

Digging: Oren Bloedow and Jennifer Charles - Convivencia

Lord(e)Po)))ts
October 5th 2015


52857 Comments


rofl

Sinternet
October 5th 2015


21880 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Agreed.

alienobserver
October 6th 2015


4496 Comments


only u would give this a chance snide

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
October 6th 2015


19311 Comments


androgynous gandalf

Digging: Cindy Lee - What's Tonight to Eternity

LotusFlower
October 6th 2015


12000 Comments


is it just me, or is the mixing in this album really bad?

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
October 6th 2015


11770 Comments


Good review, hate the other fucker from BOTDF and their music in general but I'll give this a chance. Also jam it beofre you slam should be used way more than it is.

Digging: Jean-Luc Ponty - Mystical Adventures

Snide
June 6th 2016


7050 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Revisiting this now since my old review; It's gone down, the mixing's pretty mediocre and there's some filler, but songs like "Leo" make up for it.



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