Raito Shares Playlist Exploring the Inspirations Behind ‘Moon Tear’


Raito returns to mau5trap to serve up a solid helping of immersive techno beats with the three-track Moon Tear EP.

It seems like just yesterday that we were first discovering the amazing music that Raito had released. Working with powerhouses in the scene like REZZ and taking on remixing duties for legends like Frankie Bones and Boys Noize, it was clear that a bright future laid ahead for this rising star.

While we got a taste of his style in the form of releases, it wasn’t until his opening set at the first VIRTUAL SELF show in Brooklyn that we heard his skills behind the decks and were hooked instantly. Since then he’s toured the country, played sets at iconic nightclubs, and even dominated the decks at EDC Las Vegas.

Related: Want to dive deeper into the mind of Raito? He’s doing an AMA on April 23 over at r/electronicmusic!

Last year saw Raito release some quality tunes on the Summer Of Love and Deep Down Inside EPs carrying us deep into the night, and now he’s landed on mau5trap with another stunner called Moon Tear. Clocking in at three tracks, this EP shows off everything we’ve come to love about this rising star in the techno realm.

Looking to dive deeper into the release, we asked Raito to curate a playlist of tunes that helped influence the sounds that permeate Moon Tear. Filled with tracks from artists like Pryda and Four Tet, along with music from video games like Zelda and Castlevania, it’s clear he looks beyond the norm for some inspiration.

Take a listen to the curated playlist on Spotify featuring tracks from Moon Tear, download or stream the EP on your preferred platform, and let us know what you think of Raito’s music in the comments!

Stream Raito’s Moon Tear Inspirations Playlist on Spotify:


  1. Raito – Moon Tear
  2. Raito – Soul Arrow
  3. Raito – Dark Orb
  4. Clouds – Opera 2001
  5. Anetha, Sugar – Candy from Strangers
  6. VTSS – Atlantyda
  7. Randomer – Fear
  8. Zomby – Rumours & Revelations
  9. Clark – Branding Problem
  10. Juche – Enight
  11. Pryda – Evouh
  12. Because of Art – Elevate
  13. P.leone – Never Alone
  14. Fernando – Sometimes – Legowelt Mix
  15. Special Request – Front Screen Projection
  16. Four Tet – School
  17. Lake Haze – Dog Walking in the Park
  18. Sadness – Flowers on My Grave
  19. Shima33 – I Hope, in Darkness
  20. HKE – Sovereign
  21. Jamie Woon, Burial – Wayfaring Stranger – Burial Mix
  22. Banshee – Living In A Dreem
  23. Yasunori Mitsuda – The Girl Who Stole the Stars
  24. Porter Robinson – Something Comforting
  25. Grimes – You’ll miss me when I’m not around
  26. Castlevania Sound Team – Lost Paintings
  27. Zelda Cover Band – Forest Temple (From “The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time”)
  28. Four Tet – 4T Recordings
  29. Pacific Coliseum – Turquoise

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Grant has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC & Coachella subreddits and their Facebook groups. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.

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