The Launch

Welcome to The Launch, EDM Identity’s weekly playlist series made up of fresh tracks that we love.

Music connects each and every one of us, whether you are listening to trance, house, dubstep, or any other genre, we are all one with the beat. Exploring new genres and a crucial element to falling deeper in love with music and opening doors to new experiences in life. Every week we will be taking you on a journey of musical discovery, highlighting five new tracks that we are currently tuned in to. This week’s edition of The Launch is presented to you by…Grant Gilmore.

This week’s edition is a bit of a ride. I’ve selected some songs this week that I definitely fell in love with, putting them all together in a playlist without realizing that they are all remixes of original tracks. Something that I have always loved about the electronic music scene is that artists routinely seem to find new ways to present songs that I already know and love. Some of the first tracks I ever listened to were remixes or mash-ups, and I find myself falling in love with these new takes on tracks. The sign of a good remix to me is one that provides a new twist or style to a track, and while listening to it makes you forget the original even exists.

The Launch || Volume 006

Strikeforce (UCast Remix)
5. Strikeforce (UCast Remix) – Indecent Noise

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Dreamstate SoCal is literally closing in on us here, so I have begun the search for quality trance tracks that have recently been released. I also wanted to learn more about many of the artists who I have not had the chance to see yet, and UCast is one of them. This remix of Indecent Noise’s track “Strikeforce” is such a solid tech trance track, and hearing this has pushed me to put UCast on my must-see list in a few weeks. UCast brings the perfect blend of uplifting with some dirty tech beats, and I just can’t get enough.

Check out our spotlight on UCast HERE!

Techno (Dr. Fresch Remix)
4. Techno (Dr. Fresch Remix) – DESTRUCTO

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Hearing the original version of this track played at the Fall Edition of CRSSD Festival was fantastic. The crowd clearly loved it, and it samples one of the most well loved and known Eminem tracks out. Bringing some future to the ghetto house track, Dr. Fresch put his unique spin on the tune. I love the pounding bass and rework of the song, and definitely feel as this will be incorporated in many bass house artists sets going forward.

Crush On You (DIV/IDE Remix)
3. Crush On You (DIV/IDE Remix) – NERO

DIV/IDE –  Facebook | SoundCloud

Look, here’s the thing…I’m a sucker for a good remix of a NERO track. I love NERO, so if an artist wants to pony up to the challenge of besting the trio that I have in my personal top five, then they are more than welcome to try! This remix of “Crush On You” came across my SoundCloud feed and after a few listens I decided that it was worthy enough to include in this list. I had never heard of DIV/IDE before this, so its been fun discovering more of their music too. The remix itself brings a less bass heavy sound that is perfect for dance floors or just chilling by the pool. I’m a fan of this vibe, hopefully you are too!

IOUE (LO'99 Remix)
2. IOUE (LO’99 Remix) – Tommy Trash & Taisun

LO’99 –  Facebook | SoundCloud

Only recently has LO’99 really made a push into the North American market. We had a chat with him over the summer to discuss his debut in Los Angeles, and ever since it seems as if more people continue to randomly bring him up in conversation. The bass house influence on his sound is prevalent in the track, and I could imagine this getting played out by artists in both the club and festival circuit. Keeping your body moving with some great beats, this track and LO’99 are two things you should be keeping your eye on going forward.

Check out our interview with LO’99 HERE!

Innerbloom (andhim rmx)
1. Innerbloom (andhim rmx) – Rüfüs

andhim –  Facebook | SoundCloud

The final track on the playlist today is a remix of Rüfüs’s track “Innerbloom” by none other than andhim. Already falling in love with the remix that was released by Lane 8, this version takes a bit of a different path. Closing my eyes and listening to this track brings memories of Burning Man flooding my mind, and its easy to get lost in the sound. Mellow enough to lounge around to, but with a beat that you can still get down to, this track is the perfect blend for a late night after party or desert adventure.

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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