Back Talk takes on Oliver Tree’s “Movement” with a blistering remix, featuring explosive, distorted beats and powerhouse rapping. The song goes for gold in its eclectic approach, drawing on genres as diverse as pop, deep house, fusion, electro-clash and more.
SP is a soul and R&B outfit with a sound that seamlessly bridges the gaps between the golden age of the genre and the modern scene. The project recently released a brand new single titled “Time Gon’ Change The Weather”, which has a nice moody, classy tone. The rhythm section is very upbeat, yet never too exuberant, and always tastefully restrained, allowing the vocals and the melodies to take the main place under the spotlight. The vocals are truly the star in this arrangement, with cool double-tracking effects and amazing vocal harmonies that add a lot of depth to this release.
“Santa Barbara” is a luscious morsel of dream pop, perfect for gazing out of windows or across any vista you encounter. With elements of neo soul and indie rock tucked beneath blankets of soothing distortion, this track is perfect to either accompany your summer vacations, or to create little personal getaways.
Those of you “in the know” have been loving this song for a while now – it was featured on VINYL MOON Volume 011: Night Eyes – but today, “Perfect Lover” is officially released for all of your digital listening desires! And it couldn’t have better timing, because it’s a bonafide summer jam. Touch Tone’s disco rhythms pump along to rich, deep, synthy goodness. TBE favorite Van Bobbi makes singing instantly catchy hooks seem like child’s play. There’s already a light show in my head as he chants the title lyric, silky backup vocals crooning out “Oooh”s like nobody’s business. Time to get those dancing shoes re-soled. We’ll see you under the disco ball.
“Million Dollar Man” is a driving steam-engine of a track, pushed forward by hypnotic drum grooves and chugging vocals. Sky-high synths soar above the musical landscape and razor-sharp snares. You can feel the horizon open up in front of you as the song pulses into its final minute. It’s all part of The Dig’s ambitious Year of Music project, where they release two EPs, one song at a time, over the course of the entire year.
Check out another excellent track by The Dig with “Let Your Lover Know” on VINYL MOON Volume 018: Intrepid Curves.
Goth Babe is a seamless music project with a focus on creating down-to-earth acoustic songs. The artist’s most recent release, “The Hills” is a really great example. This particular project is actually a stunning acoustic ballad with a rather upbeat feel and a very emotional set of lyrics. The song’s slightly lo-fi production aesthetics make me think of artists such as earlier Bon Iver, The Tallest Man on Earth or Bright Eyes, creating stunning textures with cool ambient sounds, gritty drum arrangements and essentialist guitar arrangements that really serve the nature of the music without unnecessary frills.
Charles Fauna recently released a new groundbreaking single titled “Wait To Come Over”, whose synth-heavy production brings to mind Empire Of The Sun or Sam Sparro. The production of this track is rich and detail-oriented, but the focus is on the song itself – meaning that this is more than a throwaway dance track, it’s a piece of music that will last well beyond the intial release hype. I can’t wait to see what Charles Fauna has in store for us.
To hear Charles Fauna’s previous project, Paideia, check out “Restless Child” on VINYL MOON Volume 014: From The Window.