REMIX HIGHLIGHT: THE SOFT MOON’S ‘BLACK’ BY TRENTEMØLLER

Luis Vasquez by Dennis Shoenberg1Luis Vasquez, a.k.a. The Soft Moon, “felt the urge to express [himself]” and returns with ‘Deeper’, his most emotional record yet, released via Captured Tracks on March 31st. Now he shares this sensational remix by Trentemøller of lead track ‘Black’.

A darkly industrial & bass infused tune, which is “innovation, mantra, and darkness” says Vasquez, giving him “a sense of confidence to move forward in my everyday life.”

Speaking about the remix, Trentmøller mentions: ‘I really dig The Soft Moon, always an inspiration! From the original, I only used the vocal bit and the a bit of the noisey synth and around that I built a new soundscape with bass, guitars, a drum machine and my brand new purchase, a really old vintage monophonic synth from ’74!’

On working with producer Maurizio Baggio, for ‘Deeper’, Vasquez explains: “I’ve never worked so closely with someone before. Working with Maurizio felt right and I completely opened up to him during the entire process. I finally felt the urge to express myself more verbally with this record and I was able to focus more on songwriting rather than just experimenting with soundscapes.”

Live Dataes
04/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
04/10 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
04/11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/12 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
04/13 – Toronto, ON – The Drake Hotel
04/14 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory
04/15 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
04/16 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
04/18 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
04/19 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
04/21 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
04/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
04/23 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
04/24 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
04/25 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
04/26 – Portland, OR – Holocene
04/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
04/29 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (Constellation Room)
04/30 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
05/01 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah
05/02 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
05/03 – Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
05/05 – Norman, OK – The Opolis
05/06 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
05/07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
05/08 – Austin, TX – Austin Psych Fest
05/09 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
05/10 – Atlanta, GA – TBD
05/16 – Lyon, France – Les Nuits Sonores
05/17 – Brussels, Belgium – Les Nuits Botanique
05/19 – Berlin, Germany – Schwuz
05/20 – Copenaghen, Denmark – Loppen
05/21 – Hamburg, Copenaghen – Uebel & Gefährlich
05/22 – Köln, Germany – Gebäude
05/27 – London, UK – The Garage
05/28 – Nantes, France Nantes – Indigènes Festival
05/31 – Nîmes, France – La Paloma
06/02 – Toulouse, France – Le Connexion
06/03 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie
06/04 – Metz, France – Les Trinitaires
06/05 – Amsterdam, Holland – Melkweg
06/06 – Eindhoven, Holland – Psych Lab festival

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Photo by Dennis Shoenberg