The Launch

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

Grant’ Blurb:

It’s Valentine’s Day, or as I’m celebrating it “Singles Awareness Day”. I think that this week’s edition of The Launch, curated by yours truly, is pretty evident of the month I’ve had. Featuring tracks from some of my favorite artists, I seriously love each selection made. Some of these tunes bring the vibes, others are perfect to get down and groovey to, but I really think they all represent a nice range of what I’m currently listening to. If I had to pick one of the five to be my favorite so far, I might have to give that honor to Moon Boots. I was simply stunned by that fantastic track, and I can’t wait to see what is in store for his upcoming album release. Anyways, enough of me, time to listen to some beats. Check out the playlist and my thoughts on the tracks below!

The Launch || Volume 020

Zeds Dead Blame Gorgon City
5. Blame (Gorgon City Remix) – Zeds Dead & Diplo

Gorgon City Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

Alright, so I love Zeds Dead. In fact…I would include the duo on my list of top dubstep artists of all time. I already loved the track before anyone gave it a remix treatment, but when I saw that Gorgon City remixed the track I knew I just had to listen. “Blame” blended Diplo’s Caribbean style with Zeds Dead’s massive beats, and Gorgon City spins it to become a deep house tune that will keep people going all night. There is the perfect amount of bass to still hit home, and this remix was my personal favorite off the pack that was released.

Malaa Bylina

MALAA Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

I simply love this tune, it hits hard and will really get the dancefloors going at any club, festival or party. Immediately upon first listen, I fell in love with “Bylina” because of its powerful vocals about house music, and what it is to those who listen or dance to the beats. The lyrics really put a quality finish on the tune, which already had an epic beat to get down and dirty to. If it wasn’t clear yet, it should be now that Malaa is a name that any electronic music lover should be following.

Moby Go Treasure Fingers
3. Go (Treasure Fingers Remix) – Moby

Treasure Fingers –  Facebook | Twitter SoundCloud

Treasure Fingers is a genius both in the studio and behind the decks. His infectious beats bring with it a gritty, deep vibe that is unlike many others in the house music world. Remixing a track like “Go”, which is considered to be a classic, always carries with it some potential pitfalls when released, but I feel like this remix did it justice. The warehouse vibe is something new, and I can’t wait to hear this track get dropped live.

Moon Boots Tear My Heart
2. Tear My Heart – Moon Boots

Moon Boots –  Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

One of my favorite artists to grace the Anjunadeep label has been Moon Boots. His sound is fantastic and I love how he brings the vibes in both his originals, as well as his remixes. If you haven’t caught a set from him yet I highly recommend doing so, and stay on the lookout for his upcoming album that is set to be released. “Tear My Heart” has sensual vocals and a dancey beat that will make anyone move or bounce to the tune. I wish more artists would blend house and soul in a way like Moon Boots does.

Kaskade Let It Out
1. Let It Out – Kaskade feat. Haley

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You know, when Kaskade releases a new track, specifically one with a vocalist, you know it’s going to be pretty magical. Is this a dancey, upbeat tune? No, it isn’t, it isn’t really something you can dance to. But you know what it is? An actual song that has some hard hitting lyrics and a pretty chill beat. Of course the cherry on top is Haley, providing the perfect atmosphere with her voice too. Here, the lyrics speak for themselves, check them out below:

Kaskade – Let It Out – Lyrics:

Why’d you run and hide
Don’t you wanna feel
So much there inside
Let’s just keep it real
It’s worth it
It’s worth

I would love to fall back in your arms again
I could be an anchor for your soul
Some romantic line that I forgot about
I don’t care it’s good to let it out
Let it out

Did you feel afraid
Did I say too much
Too quick to say the words
Too honest in my touch
It’s worth it
It’s worth

I would love to fall back in your arms again
I could be an anchor for your soul
Some romantic line that I forgot about
I don’t care it’s good to let it out
Let it out

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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