“Moonlight” is a fanciful upbeat electro-ballad from Germany’s @itsLeviofficial and vocalist Victor Perry @perksofbeingvic

LEVI and VICTOR PERRY, “Moonlight”

I will always say that if the chemistry is there and you score with your first record together, then definitely make a second!  And so that’s what’s happened with German producer Levi and sweet ‘n soulful American vocalist Victor Perry, who first created the thoughtful, lilting “Sail” together last year, one of my favourite songs of 2017 which got to #3 on my personal chart.  The pair return with “Moonlight”, a different kind of electro-ballad that isn’t slow-paced as regular ballads usually are.  It’s got a playful, fanciful uptempo rhythm at times that seems to recall doo wop more than any other style of music, and is old school in the same vein of “Lost In Japan” by Shawn Mendes.  “Moonlight” is punctuated with great melody and another stellar vocal from Victor, who is a highlight to any release.  “Moonlight” isn’t a club banger but a lot of charm, rhythm, melody, and fine singing goes a long, long way (and maybe a Zedd remix is in order too 🙂 )!

Published in: on October 9, 2018 at 9:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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NYC duo @djSHADESmusic gives electronic inspiration for clubs to “Moonlight” by @GraceVanderWaal

GRACE VANDERWAAL, “Moonlight” (SHADES remix) (free DL)

After receiving praise for their remixes this year for the likes of Betty Who, SHADES are back with an unexpected electronic reinterpretation of “Moonlight” by Grace VanderWaal.  Grace, as you likely now, was last year’s winner of America’s Got Talent at age 12.  Her debut album for Sony “Just The Beginning” is coming this Fall and has been preceded by some singles such as “Moonlight”, which definitely recalls singer JoJo at around that age.  But with different current inspirations like Lorde, Grace’s style veers more towards alt.pop. SHADES definitely see the potential for clubs as they fill “Moonlight” awash with uplifting synths, transforming the alt.pop leanings for club goers in the process.  The song is more than suited for a deep house style, with fine drops and other moments that work completely well.  Download it for free at the link above.

Published in: on September 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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