Best of the Moon: Best Tracks of the Month – Chapter Three
Welcome to the Moon!
Space Travellers, today’s April fool’s, but we have no joke prepared I’m afraid. We always found this day kind of delusional to be honest. That’s why we’re gonna compensate your day with some TRUE fricking music gems you gonna love.
March was full of incredible releases and we couldn’t wait to put this out and show you our best picks. We’re going to introduce you to some fairly new projects and dive into pop, electronic and dance songs that are gonna brighten your days and make you forget about all the crazy jokes you’re about to read today.
Let the journey to the moon begin.
VJAY.mp3 – “Middle”
You all know how much we love good vibes here in Space.. We got for you the right artist to dive into another dimension: we welcome in this Best Of The Moon the amazing artist and producer VJAY.MP3. Very minimal art name, like his music, you won’t easily find around something similar to his sound.
Vjay.mp3 combines effortlessly electronic beats with beautiful melodies, ranging from Electropop, Lofi, Indiepop, and alt-rock.
“Middle” is the track we’ll include in this list, a song released a couple of months ago.
This tune got stuck in our minds like no others: an emotionally driven upbeat track with a hint of retro thanks to the amazing sound of the guitars. Get ready to sit on the clouds, this tune will get you right there!
HERB BARCLAY – “FIND A BETTER DAY”
HERB BARCLAY is an incredible EDM music producer and DJ from Munich, Germany.
His latest track “Find A Better Day” brought us some fresh summer vibes, and that’s exactly what we need right now. The style of the tune reminded us a bit of Avicii with the addition of groovy and bouncy basses: the perfect combo!
This track features also amazing vocals that fit perfectly the sound design of the tune. The song gets very remarkable thanks to the high-quality recorded guitars, amazingly well written, and when combined with the other elements we just can’t get enough of it!
For sure the best song to listen to during a nice long drive trip!
FREQLOAD – “Be Mine”
When is time to open the dance floor, we can’t forget to name one of the most skilled artists to do so, we talking about FREQLOAD.
His latest release “Be Mine” is a sick dance tune driven by beautiful vocals and stunning sound design. We can feel the groove from the very beginning of the song with the deep house-style bass-pluck that opens the intro with remarkable melodies, leading then to explosive drops formed by acid basses, reverberated pluck leads, and astonishing vocalizations. Not to mention the quality of the mix, this is a 5 starts track, a must-listen for all the electronic music aficionados.
Glow Beets – “California”
We can get ready for this summer with the hottest release of GLOW BEETS, an EDM producer from Birmingham, UK.
The single is called “California”, a tropical house tune that, like its title, will bring your mind to one of these stunning places in California, with clear skies and a summer breeze.
The song has some very remarkable melodies, with a clean and curated sound design featured by melodic kalimbas and afro percussions, going along with punchy drums and vibrant vocals.
Definitely the must-have tune to play on our portable speakers during a crazy day on the beach.
TASH HILLS – “MIRROR BALL DREAM”
Another incredible artist from the UK on this list: TASH HILLS. Bringing back some true 80s vibes, with her confident and fascinating voice, Tash’s latest release “Mirror Ball Dreams” is just phenomenal. The tune has a real solid groove, with some mixed acid/slap bass combined with strummed guitars, vintage keyboard chords, and funky horns, incredibly mixed to perfection to let us hear every little detail.
The electronic drum beat is neat, and the percussions playing in some parts of the song give the track a terrific funky touch, accompanying the vocal lines of Tash which are just magical.
This is a fabulous tune that will give you a lot of energic and positive vibes!
VinCrux – “Get Up”
“Get Up” is the latest release of VINCRUX, an EDM producer from Nagpur, India. The tune is a minimal deep house track that features harmonic plucks and ethereal vocal samples, combined with a neat drum pattern and dreamy melodic arrangement.
An incredibly compelling artist that produces, mixes and masters all his tunes by himself, and we can definitely feel his skills through his music with detailed sound design, curated melodies, and interesting grooves. Vincrux is the perfect artist to listen to during a car trip or a chill evening, or at the gym, such versatile tunes are on spot for any occasion.
Penelope Pettygrew – “Jelly”
When we talk about style and quality productions, we can’t forget to mention PENELOPE PETTYGREW. This amazing artist, singer, and songwriter is a pure concentrate of energy and adrenaline, with an incredible voice character and a unique style like no others.
The latest release “Jelly” just caught us off-guard, with its mix of electronic pop and dance vibes, can’t deny it got us quite focused at our first listening.
Penelope’s voice is just out of this world: the incredible flow and the excellent vocal extension make this track incredibly versatile, we can hear in the track how the vocals vary from quiet melodic parts to some fast rap lines. This is definitely a rare talent ready to hit the Top 100 Billboard!
Fishburn – “The Other Side”
FISHBURN is the project of Russ Harris, an amazing DJ, and producer based in Chicago, USA.
His latest single is called “The Other Side”, released just a few weeks ago along with some remixes from different artists.
This release is an electronic dance tune that shares a Christian message through the beautiful vocals of the female singer: with a happy and captivating mood, the song brings also back some of the 90s scenes in the drops, with groovy basslines and cheerful plucks.
The remix we liked the most was the one from “Late Night Lounge”, amazingly well done and reminding us of the sound of Hillsong Young & Free.. Perfect!
Seaker – “Shadow”
Seaker is a music project started by singer-songwriter Kiran Hungin. She’s based n London, UK, and since she was young she had a direct connection to music thanks to his father.
Kiran just came out with a new single called Shadow, the first song she put out in 2022, planning to release many others along the way during this year.
Shadow is an emotional journey, a very intimate one. Kiran recorded everything in her room, bringing all the intimacy on record, creating an immersive rollercoaster of emotions that transports the listener into Kiran’s constantly thinking head, in this period of uncertainty. If you like melancholic tunes, that’s your cup of tea.
Jiva – “AHAVA”
Jiva is an Israeli singer of Ukrainian origin, and perfectly blends her origins in her new tune called AHAVA. The song brings some dark vibes into a trap-style production implementing the track with some rave-type bits that your head-banging and wish you were listening to that on a giant sound system.
The melodies here vary from the eastern Europe tradition to the more oriental style. As Jiva suggests, you don’t really need to know the language to dive into the song and its meaning. Strong emotions flew over this song, and in this moment of hard times we wish the best Jiva’s family, and we celebrate love altogether gathering everything positive that life brings to us.
Jiva brought this trap and electronic-inspired tune with dark influences that you absolutely need to listen to and we also invite you to explore more her discography to understand her project even more.
Maya Yenn – “How Much Sadness Can you Swallow?”
We already presented you Maya Yenn, in one of our past Space Discovery articles, which you can find by clicking here. And we do suggested you dive more into her project, since when we saw the music video for her song “How Much Sadness Can You Swallow”, we felt like we had to share this incredible production with the world, in this case with you Space Traveller, because this music video is out of this world.
We seriously don’t want to spoiler too much from the music video, as it’s full of surprised, we will just say that here you’ll find Maya in her fencing suit and sword running in the fields after noticing something utterly strange happening in the sky aaaand … just saw the music video now, we already said too much.
This electronic-infused track, completely produced by Maya, is full of ear candies that you will start to notice after many listenings. The song has so many production layers, so it is very hard to be bored by this tune even after 100 times that it’s on repeat on your Spotify.
Maddox Jones – “Ready To Be Better”
Singer-songwriter Maddox Jones just released his new tune called “Ready To Be Better”, an incredibly catchy song that will brighten your day. After collaborating with many artists Maddox started his solo career in 2020, receiving a lot of praise for his EP, Headspace.
Maddox is based in London, United Kingdom, and if you have been in London, you know the weather is a bummer, and it is really easy to feel down. But Maddox seems not to be really bothered by it, since his tune “Ready To Be Better” brings an extremely optimistic and uplifting theme.
The song perfectly merges elements from indie-pop and indie-rock, with polished sounds that stand out for their very well-curated production. A fresh poppy tune you should miss out.
Taylor B-W – “In Ur Net”
After listening to “In Ur Net”, from singer Taylor B-W, we stated that we decided to live in the wrong country. We miss the beach, we miss the sun, and we would love to take a flight to Australia, where Taylor is based, to enjoy this song fully, during a busy party on the Gold Coast with a long drink to sip.
This radio hit is everything you want to hear in summer 2020, an rnb/pop tune with a reggaeton beat and rhythm that will make your body move without you noticing. While it is very easy to make comparisons with singers like Dua Lipa, Taylor brings something new to the table. Her lyrics tell the story of a relationship that went too far, and once the character becomes aware of the situation, it is now too late, trapped in the net of a toxic relationship. Even though the tune might bring joy to your hips. it will also make you think and be more minded.
If you’re in Australia, Sydney, you’re a lucky man. Do us a favor, go listen to Taylor B-W, and offer her a long drink from us.
KØASH – “DOMINOES”
KØASH just released a fresh new track called “Dominoes”, with some of the catchiest melody lines we heard in an 80s inspired type of track.
KØASH shows his incredible songwriting, perfectly merging elements from pop, afro-beat and dance with an 80s-infused production.
Now living in Cardiff, in the United Kingdom, KØASH has Arabic and Welsh origins, and he definitely stands out in the pop UK scene bringing some peculiar elements that already distinguish him from the other pop artists in the music scene.
WOTTS – “DOMINO”
Wotts is an indie-pop duo based in Ottawa, Canada that just brought to us a fresh 80s inspired tune called “Domino”. The tune has many influences, that would be diminishing to just define this song “indie-pop”.
The duo takes inspiration from music projects like M83 and Dayglow, producing tunes in their bedroom, they are able to create very solid dream-pop tracks.
The vocal and drums production also reminded us of some early die rock projects, reminiscing bands like The Strokes and The Killers. The 80s aura is omnipresent throughout the song, with a nostalgic feeling we extremely dig.
Elina Filice – “Dont Let Me Fall”
Elina Filice is a singer-songwriter based in Toronto, Canada, and her tune “Don’t Let Me Fall”, really got our attention for its top-notch production. The theme and lyrics draw the story of emotional fall, asking for help to surface from this dark downward spiral.
Although the lyrics might be dark at times, the arrangement is very uplifting merging different genre in a flawless production.
The track starts with a more trap-based instrumentation, evolving into a more electronic-inspired tune with a radio catchy melody that is still resonating in our heads after days . We wish all the best to Elina and we cannot wait to listen to some of her new productions.
Ben Dolic – “Kissing Her, Missing You”
With many millions of streams around his back, Ben Dolic delivered a great new pop track called “Kissing Her, I’m Missing You”.
A story that is really easy to relate to. The song talks about breaking up and then trying to find love using dating apps. We all already know that this might not be the best option to go over a breakup, but we try anyway.
The result is this amazing track though, and for this, we’re really happy, Ben already shared the stage with incredible artists like Zara Larsson, Rita Ora and Olly Murs, and we’re definitely waiting for him to tour in the UK, and listen to his amazingly catchy tunes.
Even though Ben Dolic releases pop-oriented tunes, he already established his own sound, easily noticeable, and we really dig his sound, inviting you to start following him as well.