DMG – Summer Aura (2023) Track Review
The instrumental is very well produced & unique
The afrobeat-inspired percussion & 808s hit very hard and sound like they are clipping occasionally, which adds another level of potency to this track
DMG’s very catchy melodies and great vocal delivery compliment the atmosphere of the beat perfectly
The ambient summery vocal samples in the instrumental sound incredible
The whole song has a very danceable energy that gets you dancing
DMG’s vocals are mixed lower then the instrumental, resulting in the beat overpowering the vocals in sections like the rapped verse
The rapid stop-and-start flow he uses multiple times can get repetitive after a few uses of it
The track starts very abruptly, and I feel it would benefit from more of a buildup in the intro
BEST PART: 1:59 – 2:51
I knew “Summer Aura” was going to be a great song from the moment DMG previewed it for me during a discord call. I’m usually not a bit fan of afrobeats but Dan’s extremely catchy yet banging vocals and more creative production make me reconsider my opinion on the whole genre.
I cant get enough of the complex melodies, the fantastic drums and the wet vocal chops. This track isn’t exactly a lyrical masterpiece and there’s a few flaws in the mixing, but overall I’m a huge fan of this track.