The Landing

Welcome to The Landing, EDM Identity’s weekly post highlighting fresh tracks you may have missed!

Since the introduction of streaming sites like SoundCloud, YouTube, and Spotify, as well as release mediums like Bandcamp available for artists to release on, new music is hitting us faster than ever. The abundance of releases can almost be overwhelming, as the tools for production and releasing music are easily accessible for anyone around the world. We know that it is a difficult task to keep up with every release from every artist, so we’re here to assist you with some gems that “land” in our inboxes. In every edition of The Landing, we intend to highlight some tracks that you may have missed, or perhaps shine a light on new music for you to fall in love with.

This week’s edition of The Landing features tracks from Two Friends, Son Of 8, VANRIP, DJ Rafik, Mind Vortex, Flux Pavilion, BONNIE X CLYDE, and Mat Zo!

The Landing || February 19 – 25, 2017

Two Friends - Out of Love EP
Two Friends drops the Out Of Love EP!

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Released on Friday, the Out Of Love EP by Two Friends is a fantastic showing from the duo. Joining already popular tracks “Pacific Coast Highway” and “Out Of Love” is a fresh tune, “Mona Lisa Smile”, that completes the trifecta of quality tracks on this release. The latest tune features a blend of electronic beats with country elements, showing off their ability to incorporate different genres with their music. Stream the full EP below!

Get to know Two Friends by checking out our interview with them HERE!

Vanrip Find Your Love
VANRIP hits the proper house groove with “Find Your Love”!

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Coming in hot off a massive remix of Daft Punk’s “Music Sounds Better With You”, this duo sets the next bar with their latest release “Find Your Love”. The blend of distinct flavors and a solid house groove make for an amazing track that is sure to get dance floors grooving around the world. Check it out now!

Mind Vortex The Day After
Mind Vortex impresses with new track “The Day After”

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If you’re a fan of Drum & Bass, this track is definitely for you! This fresh release from Mind Vortex, “The Day After”, has a quality bassline that builds you up before giving listeners a proper breakdown. Out now on Andy C’s RAM Records, we also loved the distorted vocals throughout the tune. Add this to any bass music playlist you have, because this tune is a great one!

Sheila G Skin On Skin
DJ Rafik kills it on his remix of “Skin On Skin”

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Sure, the original tune may be a pop track, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get a proper electronic remix! From the remix package for the track, DJ Rafik’s take on the tune stuck out the most to us, bringing a danceable yet heavy vibe with it. The six-time world DJ Champion breathed life into the tune, giving it a trap-like booming bassline that impresses. Check it out now!

Son Of 8 I Found You
Son of 8 releases debut track for 8 House Records, “I Found You”!

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Son of 8 debuted not just this track, but also their fresh label 8 House Records this week. Check out our exclusive chat with the duo HERE, and I’ll let them shed some light on their track “I Found You” from that interview:

With this track, we were trying to make a really uplifting, high energy house track that would make the crowd smile and put their hands in the air at our gigs. We started with a vocal sample from “I Found You” by Axwell because the lyrics are beautiful and make everyone smile. We wanted to put our own twist on the track so we had a great female artist we work with sing it, to give the vocal a different twist and built the track from there.

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Grabbitz Don't Let Me Go
Grabbitz says to the world, “Don’t Let Me Go” on this new tune!

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You more than likely already know Grabbitz, as he was just featured on “Let Go” off deadmau5’s album from the end of last year W:/2016ALBUM/. Now, this singer/songwriter/producer has unleashed a solo track for fans to feast their ears on this year. “Don’t Let Me Go” features a drum pattern similar to what you would hear in a Drum & Bass track, paired with his fantastic vocals too. Add in the rock guitar melody and it’s an infectious electronic track that is sure to appease fans from many spectrums of the electronic music scene. We can’t wait to see what Grabbitz brings forth on his upcoming album release!

Mat Zo - Hurricane (2011 Club Mix)
Mat Zo releases rare 2011 club edit of “Hurricane”!

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The Zo is clearly feeling the Anjunabeats Classics vibes already, after the announcement that he’ll be taking it back during the upcoming tour! We’ll let his words about the track carry you into Anjuna-classic bliss:

This is actually the original version of Hurricane. I didn’t put it on the album because it was at a time where I wanted to move away from trance, so I remade it into the version that’s on Damage Control. I played it once on a live broadcast and ever since people have been asking for it. Luckily I found a copy on my old HD. It’s terribly mixed and partly unfinished, but I figured since people still ask about it to this day, why not just give it away.

– Mat Zo

Flux Pavilion Pull The Trigger Cut Me Out
Flux Pavilion releases two vocal bass tracks with “Cut Me Out” and “Pull The Trigger”!

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Taking a bit of a different stride than his usual releases, Flux Pavilion has embarked on a vocal bass journey. Pinging the talents of Cammie Robinson and Turin Breaks, both tracks are fantastic in their own rights. Still bringing the bass, but with more of a house-oriented vibe than the grimey dubstep we’re used to, these tracks definitely are working with the tone of the current bass scene. The vocals are fantastic as well and really show off Flux’s less heavy side. Stream it below!

Check out our chat with Flux Pavilion HERE!

BONNIE X CLYDE’s “Bass Jam” is proving to already be a fantastic release!

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Oh boy, oh boy do we have a late-night find for you! BONNIE X CLYDE, who have been clearly rising to superstardom over the past year, just dropped a monster track that is sure to help them reach even higher heights, “Bass Jam“. This fresh vocal bass track released on Insomniac Records follows up their track, “Tonight“, which debuted on the Discovery Project Release Series back in August of last year.

Check out our full coverage of “Bass Jam” HERE!

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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