The Launch || Volume 017

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 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…Grant Gilmore.

Grant’s Blurb:

Hi. It’s been a while since I’ve blasted off to outer space with The Launch, and I’m happy to be counting down with you all today. When I set out to select some tracks this week I didn’t really want to stick to one genre or another. Instead, I wanted to provide a look into what I’m actually listening to and the tracks that have been on repeat the most in my car and on my computer. Below you’ll find a brief look into my life, the soundtrack to my past month in the least, and perhaps you’ll enjoy these tracks as well. This selection ended up being a bit more mellow than I was thinking it would be, but there are some quality tunes from both popular and fairly new acts. Have a great week and be safe!

The Launch || Volume 017:

Luca Lush Drop Top

5. Drop Top – Luca Lush

Luca Lush – Facebook SoundCloud

Okay, so I’m starting this off with a trap track that simply blew up in almost no time from Luca Lush. It is technically a remix of the Migos track “Bad And Boujee” but let’s just call it “Drop Top” for the sake of this piece. While I’m not really the biggest trap fan in the world, there is no denying that this remix is just straight fire. Whether it’s the heaviness of the drops or just the epic feel to the track, this one definitely caught my ear. One thing I do appreciate as the track progresses is that it really keeps surprising you as you listen. You may have heard Luca Lush’s remixes of “Cinema” and “Kids” but this one is something else too.

Above & Beyond Balearic Balls
4. Baleric Balls – Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond – Facebook SoundCloud

A new release from Above & Beyond doesn’t go unnoticed by me. Pretty much everyone knows at this point that my love for this trio isn’t going away anytime soon. Even if their sound has shifted away from why I fell in love with them, I still love the music they are putting out! “Baleric Balls” is not your typical A&B tune, but it has a solid beat that definitely would fit well in a club. Deemed more “darker and brooding”, perhaps the trio was looking for something to release something a bit heavier after the Acoustic II Tour last year. You can hear this sort of vibe in their remix of Moby’s “Porcelain” from a few months back as well.

 Deorro Tell Me Lies

3. Tell Me Lies – Deorro

Deorro – Facebook SoundCloud

Oh gosh, where to begin with this tune? Let me just say that I have waited years for this track to be officially released by Deorro. First hearing it at Coachella 2015, it was played out in sets but never actually pushed out as a release. Taking it down a notch, and really highlighting the vocals from Lesly Roy, it still packs an emotional punch. A track off his upcoming album, Deorro definitely has taken a turn for something different from your standard bounce or dance tracks from the past. At Coachella that year, I was lucky to catch a Deorro Live Set (twice), and if this is the direction that the album is going in I cannot be more excited!

 Pluto Lorde Flumesworth
2. Lorde Flumesworth – Pluto

Pluto – Facebook SoundCloud

I honestly don’t remember where I found this song. I THINK that I was just scrolling through my SoundCloud, when it popped up in my feed. In fact, now that I think about it I feel like that is exactly how things went down. Regardless, this track blew me away. Billed as a tribute to Flume, Lorde, and Ryan Hemsworth, Pluto took Flume’s track “Take A Chance” and Lorde’s “Ribs” (Ryan Hemsworth Remix) to make this beautiful tune. Don’t sleep on Pluto, and any lover of these three artists should be adding this to their collection immediately!

Alex Cruz Sweet Child
1. Sweet Child – Alex Cruz ft. Gabbi Lieve

Alex Cruz – Facebook SoundCloud || Gabbi Lieve – SoundCloud

My final pick for this week honestly came out of nowhere and absolutely blew me away. I was chatting online with my friend Raef, when he shared this tune with me, and I was left stunned after hearing it. Immediately I began sharing it around to all my friends that would listen, and I have received nothing but positive feedback. Alex Cruz threw together a dancey, yet relaxing beat that combines perfectly with Gabbi Lieve’s vocals that just soothe you into a different state of mind. Perfect for the beach, by the pool, or just when you’re trying to chill out, this track is by far my most played over the past week. Enjoy!

Grant Gilmore’s authoritative voice as a media professional lends credibility not common to EDM journalism. As the founder of EDM Identity he has effectively raised the bar on coverage of the past decade’s biggest youth culture phenomenon. After ten years of working for nonprofit organization Pro Player Foundation, Gilmore launched EDM Identity as a media outlet offering accurate informative coverage of the rave scene and electronic music as a whole. Although they cover comprehensive topic matter, they have taken special care in interviewing the likes of Armin van Buuren, Adventure Club, Gorgon City, Lane 8 and Afrojack. In addition to household names, they have also highlighted unsung heroes of the industry through their ID Spotlight segment. Whether he’s covering it or not, you can expect to find Grant Gilmore attending the next big electronic music event. To find out what’s next on his itinerary, follow him via the social links below.