Madeleine Dopico – “Saturday Night” // Jillian Evelyn

Madeleine Dopico defies genres with her music, driving her songs with booming, acoustic indie orchestration set to soulful vocals that could even impress Beyoncé.  The song’s final sonic product is a powerful gospel about healing from faults, reverberating through the church of Dopica’s psyche.

Listen to more Madelein Dopico in her newly-released EP, Poor Decision Making.

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Eric Sharp – “Take This Time ft Zhao” // Eiko Ojala

Perfect music for rockin’ an oddball runway show or a inter-dimensional photo shoot.  This song’s production creates a spacey soundscape that manages to stay grounded with its extensive use of electronic dance instrumentation, as well as its use Zhao’s hypnotic vocals, urging listeners to seize the moment and stay in the reality dimension of space and time.

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Panama – “I Watched You Slip (Wild & Free Remix)” // Lizzie Lomax

Summer is over but Panama is still grooving with their sun-kissed tune. Wild & Free add their own touch to “Watch me Slip” with eclectic beats that will make you dance the night away.

For more Wild & Free dance party bliss, listen to “Low Pressure” from VINYL MOON Volume 004: Surface Tension.

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LAZY SALON – “Hot Dinners” // Dan Lam

Perfect soundtrack to make shopping at the grocery store alone even more fun than it already is.  Each element in the production adds a splash of color into the listener’s life, evolving from a slightly neo-psychedelic sound.

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Teenage Love – “Sweaterface” // Aof Smith

There’s a lot going on in this song.  Teenage Love’s “Sweaterface” is an orchestral cupcake in the cake pop section of the grocery market, with tinges of classical and big band instrumentation sprinkled here and there.  With a dynamic rhythm and a dense production, Teenage Love redefines maximalist music for a new generation.

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Magic City Hippies – “Heart Wants” // David Schnell

“Heart Wants” is part psychedelic, part funk, part dance, part indie rock, part rockabilly and all parts good times.  Magic City Hippies ingeniously combines each of these elements by instrument; the psychedelic duties are left to the guitar while the funk is left for the drums and bass, creating a dance song dense enough to be listened to as any other type of song.  The result is a unified, perfectly coherent sound, perfect for parties and solitary listening alike.

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Shelita Burke – “Drive” // J. Louis

This majestic electro pop song creates a beautiful blend of electronic synth, synth strings, Flume-like beats, and Burke’s clean vocals to convey its vast atmosphere.  The emotional end result is a song of longing for a loved one’s companionship, soundtracking the feelings of attachment and perfect the nights in with a significant other.

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PREMIERE – Dr. Doctor – “Seventeen (Say The Words)”

This may only be Dr. Doctor’s second single, but they’re already proving themselves as masters of the musical bait-and-switch. Everything about “Seventeen” is silky – the guitars, the gentle splash of the cymbals, and especially Ralph Torrefranca’s vocals. All those plush vibes make the heavy grooves of the instrumental bridge that much more powerful, like the not-unpelasant rush of someone nudging you just as you start to drift off. Paired with lyrics that bear repeat listens and contemplation, Dr. Doctor is primed to be your newest on-repeat band.

“Seventeen (Say The Words)” is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp on October 17th. If you’re in Los Angeles, come out to Dr. Doctor’s single release show at The Hi Hat that night, presented by the mighty KROQ. Also playing are Royaljag, Sleeplust, and Young Creatures. Tickets available HERE.