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 artists.is 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 into. This week’s edition of The Launch is presented to you by…Maria Clinton.
As many of you know, my one true love is trance. But, what you may not have known is that my guilty pleasure none other than the dark, deep, driving, “jump on the beat and ride it” type of groove found in no other genre than techno and tech house. Techno and house are genres that were alive and well when I stepped into the scene and through all of my experiences and adventures they have stayed faithful and true. In fact, we wouldn’t have all the other electronic dance music genres and sub-genres had it not been for the emergence of techno and house over 3 decades ago and so we should all pay our respects to the sounds that shaped our world. So, this week I have decided to take off my trance hat and put on my techno dancing shoes. I hope you enjoy my picks for this week’s edition of The Launch!
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5. Rivaldo (Nicole Moudaber Remix) – Sasha
Sasha – Facebook | SoundCloud || Nicole Moudaber – Facebook | SoundCloud
I just had to begin this weeks The Launch series with a great techno tune from none other than multi award-winning DJ and pioneer of the Last Night On Earth record label, Sasha. But, for this pick I chose to go with a brilliant remix from the techno Queen and Mood Records master, Nicole Moudaber. In addition to her countless number of tracks releases and event appearances you may have heard her show InTheMOOD which is syndicated
4. Sheeple (Original Mix) – Prok & Fitch and Green Velvet
Prok & Fitch- Facebook | SoundCloud || Green Velvet- Facebook | SoundCloud
“Sheeple” is one hell of a fun ride and its no surprise when it comes to the producers responsible. House maestros Ben Prok & James Fitch join forces with Curtis Jones aka Green Velvet and the result is a very creative and high energy dance floor techno banger. 2015 was a standout year for Prok & Fitch, culminatin
3. Happy People (Erick Morillo Remix) – Static Revenger
Erick Morillo – Facebook | SoundCloud || Static Revenger – Facebook | SoundCloud
Let’s up the energy even more with this fantastic tech house remix of “Happy People” by Static Revenger. Erick Morillo takes the driver’s seat on this one and with his magic touch he brings the track back to life with a version that is perfect for peak hours at the club. The original was released back in 2000 and it was so well received that Fatboy Slim named it as one of the top ten dance tracks of the decade! For the remix, Subliminal
2. Phantom Move – Stephan Hinz
Stephan Hinz – Facebook | SoundCloud
Berlin-based producer Stephan Hinz, an indispensable part of Pan-Pot’s Second State Audio family with releases on esteemed labels such as Adam Beyer’s Drumcode and Carl Cox’s Intec, Stephan joins Nicole Moudaber’s Mood Records this month with a wild addicting three track EP titled ‘Outreach’. One of the tracks on the EP is called “Phantom Move” and it is ridiculously amazing. After over a decade of paving his way in the undergroun
1. The Gods Clap (Spektre Remix) – Whyt Noyz
Whyt Noyz- Facebook | SoundCloud || Spektre- Facebook | SoundCloud
For my final pick, I went with the darkest track of the lot. It is Spektre’s remix of Whyt Noyz’s “The Gods Clap” and it is the third track on Whyt Noyz’s ‘The Gods Clap’ EP, out now on Elevate. Whyt Noyz was formed in 2010 by two best friends to formulate their take on sleek, hard-groov