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Moonlight Matters – Come For Me EP

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.

Shindu – Happy House EP

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


Ahead of the release of their debut album, Native To, on June 13th Is Tropical are letting go a free download of lead single ‘The Greeks’ and a gratis remix download of it from Moonlight Matters. The remix funks up the original nicely, with some proper swing your pants geetar, ebbing into the ‘Give it away’ vocal before chopping the bouzouki section into a frantic Vanessa Mae-esque string solo. Lovely rework, get it below.

Is Tropical – The Greeks ( Moonlight Matters Remix)

The band have also commissioned Megaforce to direct the video for the single. Watch the teaser and keep your eyes open for the full video, coming soon. It’s sure to be a visual treat/mad as a bandicoot.

Is Tropical have also confirmed dates in the UK and Europe for the next couple of months –

May 21 – Laval, France – Les 3 Elephants

May 26 – Sheffield, UK – Bungalows and Bears

May 27 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Arts Institute

May 28 -Bristol, UK – Dot To Dot Festival

May 29 -Nottingham, UK – Dot To Dot Festival 

May 30 -Manchester, UK – Dot To Dot Festival 

June 08 – Paris, France – Point éphémère

June 17 – London, UK – XOYO – Album Launch

June 28 – Ravenna, Italy – Hana Bi

June 29 – Roma, Italy – La Bibliotechina

June 30 – Ancona, Italy – Mole Vanvitelliana