Welcome to the Moon!
Summer is coming, you can feel it in the streets, as Childish Gambino would say. We are feeling it, and we bet you are feeling it too… come on, it’s in the air.
We cannot wait to dive into the Summer and participate in this busy Music Festival Schedule ahead. And that’s because we brought you all these incredible tunes this month, that will keep you company while trying to make yourself busy in this very painful wait.
“Every day gets hotter than the one before”, not here in the UK though. In our beloved cold and humid London weather (sigh) happens quite the contrary. But all these tunes that we are going to showcase today definitely moved us and warmed our bodies. It is not possible to stay still while listening to these songs Space Traveller, we warned you.
Let the journey to the moon begin.
Mini Sants – “Stay”
Mini Sants is a producer based in New York, who just released his new single “Stay” featuring Oli-J. Even though Mini Sants is based in a city that is cold most of the year, his last tune is incredibly warm and summery.
We can easily imagine ourselves near the beach during the sunset, with this song in the background. The vocal melody from Oli-J perfectly merges with the rest of the instrumentation, being co-protagonist together with the Future Bass synths.
The sound design is incredibly well-curated and gives also space to the very groovy drum kit used here. The trumpet that comes towards the end, really took us by surprise, but it fits perfectly with the sunny mood of the track. “Stay” conveys warm and positive vibes, and it’s the perfect tune to put on the radio while going to the beach
Sø – “Involved”
Atlanta-based Producer SØ and singer-songwriter Notifi, recently put out an incredibly catchy tune called “Involved”. We’re glad that the internet exists, otherwise, this beautiful collaboration would never happen, the duo meet indeed on the web, and then recorded and produced the track together in Miami.
This track was recorded last summer, and has indeed some nice warm vibes that make this tune easily a solid summer hit. The drum slightly reminisces a reggaeton rhythm, however, it keeps a smooth sound that doesn’t overwhelm the mix and gives a lot of space to Notifi’s vocals.
Notifi adds an RnB approach, with an outstanding performance that showcases his talent and his perfect control of the melody notes. The bass synth gives more depth to the song creating a sound design that steps more into the Synthwave genre. We loved this track fondly, and it’s going to accompany us during the summer as well, hoping that this incredible duo will collaborate again to some other tunes.
Rombolini Matteo – “I AM ROMBO 2.0”
The festival season is near and Rombolini Matteo is extremely aware of that. His new tune called I AM ROMBO 2.0 has an incredibly well-curated sound design that stands perfectly in both Hardstyle and EDM genres.
Rombolini Matteo is originally from Livorno, Italy, but it sounds absolutely International, we can easily figure him next to other big names like Don Diablo, Headhunterz and Salvatore Ganacci. It won’t be a surprise for us to see him on the next Tomorrowland line-up.
Rombolini definitely knows how to keep his audience entertained, every drop sounds a little different and the build-ups and FX used in the track are perfectly crafted with in mind a jumping audience ready to smash everything. If you have the possibility to see Rombolini Matteo live, don’t absolutely miss this chance.
There’s Talk – “Lightleak”
There’s Talk is a trio band formed in Oakland, California, and their dreamy and mesmerizing sound is at its best on their last single “Lightleak”.
“Lightleak” is an electronic-based song with some shoegaze vibes and effects that are less typical of the genre but that sound amazingly on Olivia Lee’s vocals. The reverbs and delay create a peaceful soundscape where multiple layers of vocals give a sense of distance and melancholy.
The melody is indeed very melancholic and nostalgic, emotions that are reinforced by Olivia’s lyrics, that with clever and poetic metaphors talk about the condition of being beaten down and slowly finding the light and a way to rise up again. Themes that a lot of people can relate to, that’s indeed an uplifting tune that all Dream Pop aficionados should not miss.
Joyeur – “Underbelly”
Joyeur is a singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles and she just released in the 25th of May her debut album “How to Love Yourself and Not Destroy Everything”, which we are also going to cover more in-depth in one of our Space Discoveries.
Her lead single for the album is “Underbelly”, an anthemic electro-pop track that has a music video also co-directed by Joyeur, which you can find here. The main theme of this song, which is also greatly portrayed by the music, is trying to expose yourself, and show who you really are. Under the clothes, inside our body, who are we?
In the music video, we see Joyeur constantly changing clothes, and the renounce on all of them exposing her true self. The track is extremely well produced with a drum kit that resembles some Nine Inch Nails instrumentals and a catchy melody that reminded us of works from Banks and Japanese Breakfast. Underbelly is a very solid lead single, anyway, we really suggest you listen to the whole album to understand Joyeur’s true nature and musical nuances.
The River – “Tick Tock”
We are incredibly excited to introduce in this Best Of The Moon THE RIVER, an incredible artist, singer, and songwriter based in Denver, US.
Her style is a blend of electronic/future pop and R&B, you can rest assured this is going to be your new favorite one!
“Tick Tock” is her latest release and we got blown away by the uniquity of the song, with a singular arrangement and spectacular vocals, quite impossible to dislike this tune.
The song features the typical wobbly synths of the future bass, mixed with acoustic instruments and accompanied by the rhythm of some very clean drums, all topped with enchanting vocals and encouraging lyrics.
Incredible track, we personally loved the sound design and the “chill vibes” this track can give, you definitely can’t miss out!
Tim Scott – “Roller Skating”
We’re excited to welcome once again to Spacesour this incredible artist that always leaves us speechless: TIM SCOTT, a phenomenal artist that previously caught our heart with his release “Escape To Paradise”. He’s finally back with his latest release “Roller Skating”, a powerful mix of “good vibes” electronic pop/dance, and a series of snappy guitar melodies.
This tune personally brought us to the moon with the impressive sound design, as we can listen at the beginning of the song to the incredibly clean and energetic drums, and the electronic synths playing emotional melodies.
The tune also brings a kind of funky vibe thanks to the rhythmic slap bass, amazingly blended with the drums: what can we say, this is absolute perfection!
Loveta – “More Than Fun”
Time to share a brand new artist, singer, and songwriter from Christchurch, New Zealand, we give a warm welcome to LOVETA! She caught our hearts with her first debut single called “More Than Fun”.
Loveta has a powerful and vibrant voice, with soulful notes and pop reminiscence, she shows off all her skills in a stunning and confident vocal performance.
The song has an incredible musical arrangement made of acoustic instruments and mixed to give that retro sound to recall the 80s/90s, with an upbeat drum rhythm and a funky groove this is the kind of tune that will let you shake your head while listening!
Loveta’s vocals blend perfectly with the style of the song and give life to an incredible dance tune that we’d easily listen to on the radio or the top hits on Spotify!
You can listen to the official video available on Youtube, clicking here.
Pete Hollis – “Why Is Your Hand Touching Mine”
This is an incredible artist and producer from Greenville, US, active in the music industry from 2020 with thousands of streams, we welcome to this list PETE HOLLIS.
Pete is not just a producer: he takes care of everything, from the musical arrangement to the lyrics, to the mix and mastering of the songs to the distributions on the platforms, definitely an incredibly skilled artist and for sure a real hard worker!
His latest release is called “Why is Your Hand Touching Mine”, an electronic 80s style song with a dreamy mood, captivating vibes, and an high attention to the sound selection with dynamic transitions and ethereal reverbs.
This song will instantly put you in a great frame of mind with its amazing synths and uplifting melodies, bringing you on a journey that you won’t forget.
Seduoze – “Loudest Silence”
SEDUOZE is an amazing artist, musician, and music producer from Kelkheim, Germany, after many years of experience and studies he’s now focused on his project crafting EDM.
His latest release is a trance production in collaboration with Emeline Kaye called “Loudest Silence”.
This is an upbeat song that boasts emotional notes and sharp synths, with some incredible arpeggio leads and a beautiful progression of chords.
Emeline’s voice is soft and angelic and fits perfectly in the mix, giving the listener a dreamy vibe and bringing him on a wonderful journey.
The structure of the song is arranged in a perfect way, making sure that over 4 minutes of music are never enough! An enchanting masterpiece from this duo, hopefully, will listen to more from them in the future!
V-Train – “Sunset On The BLVD”
After being part of our OuterSpace selection, we are delighted to welcome in this “best of the month” edition this incredible artist that always comes up with some really cool stuff: we’re talking about V-TRAIN, and he finally released his latest track called “Sunset On The BLVD”.
This is a chill/lofi upbeat song that features beautiful melodies and boasts an incredibly unique sound design.
You wouldn’t say, but some of the sounds we hear in the song were made with an electric guitar, processed later in a remarkable creative way.
The song will be able to bring you on a relaxation journey, clearing up your mind and letting you stop thinking about your problems, instantly putting you in a peaceful mindset. Don’t miss out!
Natalie Rogers – “Full Body”
After extensive experience working in a piano bar, Natalie Rogers just came back after 6 years of hiatus with an incredibly catchy pop track called “Full Body”. All this time gave her enough expertise to produce the entire song on her own.
Even though it is totally self-produced the tune is incredibly solid. The arrangement presents a funky bassline that perfectly merges with the other instruments and synths. The chords donate a soul/RnB feel to the song, the melody though is more pop-centered, and adds the right catchiness to the track.
The vocals and chords reminded us of early works from Frank Ocean, and while the production definitely reminisces Charlie Puth’s works. This electro-pop came out at the right time, just before summer started, a perfect soundtrack for a warm afternoon near the shore.
Daverage J. Normal – “Incredulous”
Based in the UK, London, this DJ and electronic producer will stay in our minds for a really long time. Coming to an epiphany after having been working on music every day for 70 days, Daverage J. Normal came to us with this savage Dark Wave tune called Incredulous.
Daverage’s work reminded us of Carpenter Brut at times, anyway Daverage J. Normal us an incredibly unique sound. Merging techno and retro wave elements, he created a vivid sound design full of instrumental layers where the protagonist is the immense bass synth sound.
Daverage J. Normal‘s music slaps you in the face harder than you think. Not even Will Smith will reach the magnitude of this song’s slapiness. Perfect tune for a dark techno club night, we can imagine ourselves walking in the club with our cocktail in our hand, feeling extremely cool.
Henry Aberson – “Hang It Up”
Henry Aberson, a drummer based in Tulsa, just released this soul song called “Hang It Up”. The vocalist in this song is Nariah Taylor, an incredible singer that with her smooth and chill style brings a flawless performance to the track.
Her style and melody reminded us of Corrine Cailey Rae at times, but with a more soul-ish approach to the songwriting. On the piano, there’s the craft of Korey Keys, based in Los Angeles, that creates a soft layer of sound design that reminisces Ray Mankazarek’s songwriting with his smooth organ sound and virtuosity.
The drums, made by Henry Aberson, perfectly accompany all the instruments and vocal melody giving the right space to every pattern and riff. All the fills made by Henry Aberson, while they might be seen as minimal, are all well thought out and in line with this incredibly calming soul tune. Perfect song to hear during the evening while sipping a whiskey on the balcony, letting the bad thoughts wash away.
OZZ GOLD – “Rest Of Me”
Ozz Gold is a DJ and producer based in Las Vegas, and with his last tune “Rest Of Me”, he’s already making us eager to go to a sunny electronic music festival this summer.
Ozz Gold sound is extremely solid, and this house tune proves how he can craft a perfect build-up with a chorus full of greatly designed synths. The catchiness of the arrangement and structure reminded us of Calvin Harris, even though when Calvin’s singing brings a baritone approach to the song, Ozz Gold’s vocals are definitely higher, tenor-like, which opens up the song even more.
The track merges perfectly elements from both progressive house and tropical house, with some uplifting tunes, typical of the EDM culture. This song will help you to be set free from your problems and finally move on, themes that most people will feel related to, and we would love to sing the chorus in a busy festival like ULTRA, just to name one…
Chris Caulfield – “Feelings”
Chris Caufield is a musician based in Toronto, Canada and producer StoneBridge just released this new remix of Chris Caufield’s tune called “Feeling”.
On his original tunes, Chris creates a sound design that takes inspiration from lo-fi, and alternative rock music. Anyway in this new rendition StoneBridge brings Chris’ vocals into a totally different realm.
This remix is more EDM fused, with a techno minimal drum approach, that still keeps Chris’ raw energy and his peculiar style that stands perfectly between rock and hip hop.
We love listening to remixes that give a different twist and meaning to a tune, and StoneBridge did his job perfectly, crafting some amazing synths and build-up that would sound on a club night or on a happy house during sunset.
Rye Catchers – “Ordinary”
We want to bring to the table this incredible project called RYE CATCHERS! This is a group of talents across the world compiled by the amazing songwriter and producer David McClintick Roberts.
The latest track released is called “Ordinary” and features the stunning voice of Nekane, and the unreal beat made by the Nigerian DJ duo Maze X Mxtreme.
The track starts with a fascinating intro, quickly catching our ears and giving us a feeling of mystery. The vocals confidently join the track, where also the upbeat drum patterns join the game giving the tune a crazy groove.
The progression of chords is astonishing, it reminded us of the style of Zedd, we are definitely listening to a unique sound here, and for sure not easy to find something like this around.
The song gets better every more minute you listen to it, stay assured you’ll get into loop mode for a while!
Wotts – “Lemonade”
As we already noticed with some other artists on this list, we love to bring in more music from artists we enjoyed previously, so we want to introduce once again the fantastic Canadian duo: WOTTS.
They are back with another track called “Lemonade”, and also this time they couldn’t disappoint us: a fresh and chill lofi/indiepop production boasting electronic 80s synths and minimal vocals, all topped up with an incredibly dreamy and happy mood.
The song is extremely catchy from the beginning, with its peculiar pluck-synth you’ll be instantly projected into a cheerful vibe, giving you a kind of peace of mind you’ve never experienced before.
This is definitely the right tune to accompany your travel vacations, suitable for a morning in the park, an afternoon on the beach, or a late evening on your sofa, honestly anytime is good to listen to this track. Don’t miss out!
David Baron And Fiona Glenn – “Champion”
Let’s present a really cool combination of style and sounds, we welcoming today DAVID BARON and FIONA GLENN!
These guys teamed up to make an incredible track: dynamic orchestra sounds mixed with electronic synths, and the stunning vocals of Fiona make this tune literally unforgettable.
Both of them already have millions of streams on Spotify and we don’t wonder why, they have some unbelievable musical skills and natural talent.
Their release is called “Champion”, an energic and compelling production that features emotional violins with enchanting melodies, cinematic drums, and sharp synths.
Despite the calm and soft style of the vocals, the lyrics are quite strong and motivating, like the chorus says: “You’re a fighter, Gonna light ya, No hit and run let the rising sun, Light the cracks, Where the weak ones run”.
Overwhelming one, a great tune to start your day reminding us how strong we are!