My Mixtape: The Soft Moon

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 09:47

Ever since their self-titled debut album was released in 2010, The Soft Moon has been at the forefront of minimal wave and dark wave music. Known for his dynamic vocals, which range from icy monotone to seething with anger, Luis Vasquez is the now Berlin-based musician behind The Soft Moon.

Criminal, the fourth studio album from The Soft Moon, released earlier this year, will be showcased as they perform at Southbank Centre as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown. Ahead of that performance, and inspired by the festival, Vasquez has put together a special mixtape which he explains below.

'For this playlist I wanted to showcase tracks that are more out of left field, but within the genres Meltdown attendees are already aware of. I've always been a big fan of music that leans a little more towards experimental, dark, and strange, whilst still maintaining just enough conventionalism for people outside of the genres to connect'.


Meltdown festival is just one aspect of our live contemporary music programme here at Southbank Centre. We have gigs, performances and late night DJ sets throughout the year.

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