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Old 18th May 2020
Gear Head

Loudness is like crack, very moreish but very fatiguing.

Though its not my style, the track you posted was well produced and had creative arrangements and edits - not only would it be silly to overly squash it, it would be a shame!

As a DJ, I have control of my channel trims and master gain. If I notice a great track is half a 1 or 2db off the last I played (IF I notice) its not going to put me off playing it. Broadcasts and club systems are usually limited in such a manner some level of normalisation happens.
Spotify ect all aggressively normalise to -15LUFS.

My point is, people are drawn to great arrangements and creative approaches - not to what the RMS meter is reading.

Communicate openly with your mastering engineer, send reference tracks and be frank about your desire for 'loudness' - just accept it comes at a price.