HUMANS don’t care whether you’re a devout acid house ‘head or you don’t know the difference between an 808 and a 303 – you’re gonna move your feet to “Boys & Girls”. If you’re running low on dance moves, feel free to cop a few from the characters in the 360 VR music video below – don’t worry, we won’t tell.
With the disclaimer that I am always going to be onboard with weird sound effect loops and hi-hat rhythms behind talented R&B vocalists, Bobby Uzóma’s latest offering really does it for me. Tasteful, minimal, and heartfelt, “Alone” feels like a heart-wrenching transmission from the other side of the world – something you might hear while half-asleep, unsure whether you’re receiving some invisible emotional broadcast or dreaming up the whole thing.
Tune into more of Bobby Uzóma’s frequencies by revisiting the gorgeous “Holy Grails” from VINYL MOON Volume 010: Dry.
This is strutting music. Friday payday music. “We don’t care what they think about us” music. Bust out the buzzed-uncle-at-a-wedding dance moves and get down with Dabin.
It’s pretty common knowledge that space is the place so when a band like moon:and:6 comes along and craft all their jams around the final frontier they have my attention. And when those songs are as beautiful and delicate asÂ “Apollo-Soyuz” they sure keep my attention. Drift away in zero Gs with this one.
Tep No continues his domination of the sad/sexy jam genre with a fantastic new one that is perfect for winter wooing. Make sure you are up to speed on all his jams, especially “The Last Ones Standing” which was featured on the highly sought afterÂ VINYL MOON Volume 002.
Let Torandaga’s guitar jam “After Life” stand guard over your weekend. You’ll want to avoid actually heading to the afterlife so you can enjoy it on repeat a few more times.
We live a life so strange it makes the head split. Luckily there is music so good it puts things (a bit) back together again. Much love for On Planets and his perpetual quest toÂ soothe what ails us.
“Cure is kind of about a lot of things, but mainly about feeling conflicted and polarized/caught in between opposing sides. The song is about trying to find the convoluted and limp middle ground when each polar extreme is so straightforward and simple.”
– On Planets
“Cure” is theÂ debut track from theÂ forthcoming Personal Space EP on Majestic Casual Records. Give a heart on Hype MachineÂ and then download. Plus check out his jam “Spectacle” on VINYL MOON Volume 004.
Leave up to our friends in Canada to tap into the essential Winter activity of rocking the F out to stay warm. I’ve been loving this Gleneagle jam for months now but cranking it today and thrashing for warmth brings a whole new appreciation for these ripping riffs and singalong grooves.
“This is the culmination of a long drought of inspiration. It truly was about finding another way, emotionally and physically; it was the last gasp of a long journey ending.” – Noble Oak
Noble Oak does his name justice by providing another solid jam to hold on to in these changing times. His debut album Past Life came out earlier this year and the whole thing is beautiful and comforting. To have a new single so quickly on the heels I wouldn’t imagine he is ever struck by droughts of inspiration. However his creative process works, it s great to have the featherlight good vibes of “Another Way” to get through this week.
Be sure to check out Noble Oak’s track “All I Said” on VINYL MOON Volume 014 which came out in November.
Hold on tight because this dream is blasting off and taking you with it. Vancouver’s GOODWOODATOMS explode a swirling explosion of infectious riffs, grooves, and beats in “Dreaming About”. It is a weirdÂ and wonderful ride that any fan of early Everything Everything will enjoy. “Tech Know” slowly brings us back to earth for a bit… kinda… or are we still dreaming?
Nothing beats getting a bit weird and wild with some old friends. And when they are too far away to see all the time you can crack a beer and crank some Jane’s Party for a similar good-times effect.
Bring Back My Old Friends
And Some Older Wine
Paint Me Blue Skies
Shot In The Summer Time
Thereâ€™s a voice I always trust
Its friendly helping hand tells me leave, I must
“Lauren” is the perfect song for extending a beautiful summer season as deep into fall as possible. This bassline will be keeping me warm under my headphones for months to come…
I gotta be careful hiking with Ralph because with “Something More” in my headphones I’d be liable to leave everything behind to follow her if she asked.