Moonlight Matters debut EP ‘Come For Me’ is out now exclusively on Beatport, with a wider release available from June 18th. Sebastiaan Vandevoorde, aka Moonlight Matters, seems to have been around for ages now and it came as a surprise to find that this was his first ‘real’ release, after a year of stunning remixes. The EP has that 80’s Pettibone style, crossed with disco and features the vocal talents of Hercules and Love Affairs, Gustaph on the title track, whilst Starving Yet Full, from Azari III, adds his upfront style to ‘Standing Up For Love’. ‘Rain Dance’ makes up the trio of originals and there are remixes from Punks Jump Up, Junior and Herr Styler to make this just about one of the best debut EP’s you’ll hear this year. You can download the minimix below.
I heard the riff to this tune the other day in The Weeknd’s ‘House of Balloons’ and to my shame I couldn’t think what the hell it was. I mean it’s one of my favourite Siouxsie and the Banshees tracks and my mind was a gaping blank.
Imagine my surprise then, when I heard this version of Happy House by Belgian trio Shindu. This version is a beach party by comparison, keeping the riff, but replacing the guitar of the original with a steel drum, shaking its bikini clad ass down the shoreline. Despite the party atmosphere though, the lyrics retain the ‘sarcastic’ tones of Siouxsie’s vocal. We’re singing about happy things, but we’re not really very happy at all. We’re all quite sane!
Shindu – Happy House EP Minimix
Happy House was produced by Moonlight Matters aka Sebastiaan Vandevoorde and the EP has remixes from Herr Styler, JBAG, Midnight Savari, Polydor and Martians.
Shindu – Happy House (Herr Styler Remix)
Happy House EP is available to buy on Kitsune on June 27th