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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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Yeo – “Never Wanted That feat. Asta” // Keith Rankin

You might not expect the slinky bassline or finger-picked guitar on a Yeo song, but those aren’t the only things Asta contributes to this great collaboration with the Melbourne-based producer. Yeo and Asta’s dueling vocals might be the ones who are arguing, but the real winners are us listeners. Hooks and groove a-plenty on this song, which will hopefully be enough to tide us over until Yeo’s next release, Desire Path, out August 18th.

If you need more Yeo before then, I’ll direct you to “Frost” on VINYL MOON Volume 016: Breathing Shadows.

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Retro Culture – “Heart Attack” // Tyrell Waiters

Unhappy relationships suck, but “Heart Attack” sounds like a bad romance in space. That’s gotta take some of the edge off, right? Because “Heart Attack” has enough groove in it’s pocket to power a rocketship. Oh well, one person’s heartache is another person’s disco jam.

Get more of Retro Culture’s sweet sadness by revisiting “Cold” from VINYL MOON Volume 012: Still. Life.

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Foreign/National – “Mombasa” // Shirley Chan

This new one from previously featured Foreign/National is the sonic equivalent of getting bullied for not having a convertible. I keep asking my headphones if a bicycle counts. But then I can’t hear the answer because the wind is whipping by so fast and my hands are in the air and any minute now I’ll be swimming.

Foreign/National’s debut LP, Dépaysement, will be released February 3 through DOWNTIME.

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[PREMIERE] Yeo – “Frost” // Aykut Aydoğdu

When Yeo tells a story you better listen up. “Frost” is that delicately funky kind of love song that traces a relationship’s up and downs with its constantly evolving groove. It keeps me on my toes which is what I love about Yeo and his left-of-center approach. It’s music on his terms. I’ll do the dancing on mine.

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