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 in to. This week’s edition of The Launch is presented to you by…Abisola Oseni, Grant Gilmore, Hector Tovar, and Tamlyn Koga!
The Launch || Volume 023
5. How Can I (John O’Callaghan Remix) – Craig Connelly
Craig Connelly’s track “How Can I” was a solid tune in its own right, and only got better once one of the masters of trance touched it up with a remix of his own. John O’Callaghan is one of my personal favorite trance artists, and when he dropped this during his set at ASOT 800 it was pure bliss. The vocals from Jessica Lawrence still power through the track and bring the emotion we all know and love while the beat drives forward nicely. Check it out now!
Read more about Craig Connelly in our featured interview with him HERE!
4. Bad and Boujee – ZHU X MIGOS
One of the songs causing the biggest buzz during the first few months of the year, “Bad and Boujee,” was recently reworked by Zhu. He turns the track into a 125BPM dance floor burner, and adds his own portion about halfway into the song. This remix is definitely one of the better ones, and has elements similar to other great Zhu tracks like “Stay,” and “In the Morning.” Zhu can balance and fuse styles with ease, and he proves it on this flip which he first revealed at Air & Style.
3. Don’t Leave (Ekali Remix) – Snakehips & MØ
Pretty much any tune that Ekali touches immediately turns to gold as if this hit track from Snakehips and MØ wasn’t already getting lots of attention from tastemakers already. This mellow flip is a great remix of the original, still highlighting the fantastic vocals from MØ and features lyrics that really make us swoon. Each drop throughout the track left us breathless, hopefully it will do the same to you.
2. Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix) – Todd Terje
Released on Todd Terje’s remix EP that dropped last month, this track is an absolute house and techno filled journey. If you’re looking for a funky, groovy way of getting a party going, the Four Tet remix of “Jungelknugen” is definitely the way to go. We really enjoyed the jazzier piano elements of the track which bring some soul to it as well. If you’re not bouncing in your chair to this track or wanting to dance…well…maybe you should get your ears checked!
1. Find Your Love – VANRIP
We have been infected by this fresh tune from VANRIP. The duo has come in hot after a monstrous remix of Daft Punk’s “Music Sounds Better With You”, and are now making waves with “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. This is a tune that will definitely get played out in plenty of sets throughout the festival season this year!