AViVA – “GRRRLS” // Bunnie Reiss

To say AViVA is gritty is a bit of an understatement.  By combining a blend of minor key melodies/bass lines with hard-hitting hip hop beats, vocals that are both gentle and fiery, and rebellious lyrics, GRRRLS becomes an anthem of empowerment.

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Tiber – “All I Need” Ft. Fantastic Fantastic // Luna Monogatari

A hip dance track perfect to help you find the rhythm in your steps no matter where you go.  With a groovy bass line and a hot drum pattern combined with the colorful piano chords, this tune will have you on your feet and will make you want to run to the closest club.

For more Fantastic Fantastic, check out their track “The Night” on Vinyl Moon Volume 001: Orbiting.

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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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Winston Surfshirt – “Same Same” // Henry Gorse

This song emulates the feeling of walking down the street, heading to a coffee shop, going about your day and having the urge to smile at everyone, but not too enthusiastically, just enough to get them interested in your suave personality.  The song’s unique combination of electro pop beats with Dixieland  jazz (or should I say “jass”) solos retains its bluesy upbringing with a modern twist.

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Yeo – “Wannabe Feat. Take Your Time” // Robert Bowen

I don’t want your lovin

Cuz I got my own

Yeo just wants to be a superstar – can someone let him know that we’re trying to help? We’re celebrating each funky touch in “Wannabe”, shouting it from the rooftops, sending it through every aux cord handed our way. We’re lip-synching every line and choreographing full routines to follow that stop-start bass. We just hope he remembers us once he’s huge.

Speaking of remembering – when was the last time you listened to “Frost” off VINYL MOON Volume 016: Breathing Shadows?

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Saskwatch – “Gemini” // Ryan Lowry

I was sold on the band name alone, but for those of you who are more discerning, Saskwatch has plenty to boast about. Gritty guitars, snappy drums, and haunting vocals make this a band to pay attention to. “Gemini” is from their new Album ‘Manual Override,’ released August 4th.
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Wayfarer// – “Broken Wire (feat. LANKS)” // Pipilotti Rist

Full of intimate moments and ones that sound ideal for being part of a massive crowd, “Broken Wire” does a great job of keeping its feet planted in multiple worlds at once. Wayfarer// and LANKS set out to prove that “tender” and “banger” are not mutually exclusive.

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Yeo – “Chasing Shadows feat. Fractures” // Cafelab

Dance away your sadness with “Chasing Shadows”, a collaboration between two Melbourne-based artists that manages to tap into some serious sadness while still offering plenty for your feet and hips. Self-described as “emo disco”, Fractures’ plaintive vocals are a perfect match for Yeo’s dark-tinged production. A perfect song to make everything around you melt away, leaving you with your own personal thoughts – for better or worse.

For more of Yeo with a few less tears, check out “Frost” as featured on VINYL MOON Volume 016: Breathing Shadows.

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