The Radar 130: Mixed by Moodshift
Moodshift is one of the latest projects to emerge as a product of 2020’s digital landscape. The new DJ/producer trio comprises Lucas Nord, Norwegian Grammy winner and Tove Lo collaborator, flyckt, previously of the indie-pop group Urban Cone, and former Kygo collaborator and remix connoisseur, Oliver Nelson. Over the course of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the three creatives convened for weekly jam sessions, during which they devised their Moodshift concept and subsequently converted these brainstorming sessions into their increasingly popular Moodshift Monday Mixes. To date, Moodshift have released a total of 14 mixes this year.
The mixes have been accompanied by Moodshift’s debut single, “Chemistry,” a euphoric production fueled by deep leads, piano riffs, and catchy, pop-leaning vocals. The track also gave way to an uplifting video that follows a group of people in a gloomy city who find solace in the power of dance.
The new single can be heard in Moodshift’s 45-minute Radar mix, produced exclusively for Dancing Astronaut. The endeavor kicks off with the classic house mix of Cajmere’s “Brighter Days,” and segues into other deep crowd pleasers, including Diplo and SIDEPIECE‘s “On My Mind,” Duke Dumont‘s “Red Light Green Light,” Noizu‘s remix of Chris Lake and Solardo‘s “Free Your Body,” and more. The mix gives a clear outline of where the trio’s inspiration stems from, as house music masterminds wrestle with Top 40 dance hits in the succinct yet demonstrative depiction of Moodshift’s many influences.
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