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 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

Craig Connelly featuring Jessica Lawrence - How Can I (John O'Callaghan Remix)
5. How Can I (John O’Callaghan Remix) – Craig Connelly

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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!

ZHU Bad and Boujee
4. Bad and Boujee – ZHU X MIGOS

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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.

Don't Leave (Ekali Remix)
3.  Don’t Leave (Ekali Remix) – Snakehips & MØ

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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.

Todd Terje Jungelknugen Four Tet Remix
2. Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix) – Todd Terje

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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!

Vanrip Find Your Love
1. Find Your Love – VANRIP

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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!

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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