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…Evan Ratzlaff
This month has been rather hectic for me but in the best of ways. With school throwing everything it has at me before the sweet release of spring break, and the last-minute preparation for Okeechobee Music Festival, I found myself listening to a mixture of cosmic style music all focused around taking me away from the worldly stresses by either calming me down or overwhelming me to the point of sheer enjoyment. So for this week, I chose to share some of these new beats that feed those inner bass demons that reside within all of us.
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5. My Friend ft. Coltrane Williams – APOSTROPHE
To initiate the launch, I’d like to take a moment to focus on a sophisticated individual by the name of, Apostrophe. This person’s music definitely falls on the more chill side of the spectrum. I catch myself seeking their sound at the end of a long night out or when I’m waking up and want some serene tunes to start my day. “My Friend” featuring vocals by Coltrane Williams creates an intimate one-take style feeling to the song by adding a subtle amount of electronic undertone to acoustic guitar. With the addition of leaving behind personal moments in the recording of the vocals this song really makes you feel as if you’re a part of the creation process. By retaining these moments of conversation between Coltrane and the guitarist you are reminded of what makes music such a vital part of our lives which is the collaboration of like-minded individuals who seek to evoke a specific emotion from their audience.
4. Vector – MICKMAN
For those who aren’t aware, Bassnectar and Tipper recently had a baby…and his name is Mickman. Also known as Cameron Ingraham, Mickman lays down some seriously creative sounds infused with an overt amount of body rumbling bass that makes you question why you haven’t heard of him sooner. With such unique sounds as these and just under 3k followers on SoundCloud, Mickman is sure to remain on the rise in the EDM community. Vector is a proper addition to this week’s launch because the style is so captivating and immersive it takes your mind on a journey to a place that seems reminiscent of what Alice must have heard when falling through the rabbit hole. Vector takes your mind in a direction that makes you question the magnitude of your existence up to the very end of the song where you’re dropped into the musical abyss so smoothly it feels as if your brain was placed on a feather pillow.
3. Claim To Be – JAUZ
Jauz just released this new hot beat within the last week that’s sure to keep everyone at the party on their feet. Every drop exhibits a new feeling of being lost while feeling right at home in your own zone. This track is very much like Jauz to post in the sense that it is captivating, yet invigorating. For all you booty bumpin’, bass lovin’ deep house fans, Jauz‘ new track, “Claim to Be” is sure to be right up your alley.
2. Steady Creepin’ – MINDSET x TSIMBA
Mindset and Tsimba pair up to create, “Steady Creepin“ a rather intriguing sound that seems to be a mixture of bass and spacey hip-hop styled beats in between drops that will send you into a head bobbing frenzy. Both of these guys have only around 5,000 followers on SoundCloud between the two of them, yet they are producing some of the most energizing out of your mind style beats that make you feel like you discovered the next big thing. With Mindset’s ice-cold Philly feels combined on top of Tsimba’s Brooklyn derived electro hip-hop nastiness, this track is hard to stop listening to.
1. King’s Napp – GUCCIMEN
New to the alien bass style genre is a soon to be hot collaboration that goes by the name of Guccimen. The collaboration is made up of Space Jesus and Freddy Todd. Both known for their audacious wonkiness in the bass realm, and oddly alien style vocals; this pair up is sure to find a strong niche in the intergalactic bass genre(as if they haven’t already). With the release of their EP late January, they have already acquired approximately 4,000 followers. What we bring you in the launch today is, “King’s Napp“. This track presents a range of texture in beats that bring the mental image of a tightly packed Tron-style city in the heart of India where everyone is dancing for some reason. Maybe that’s just me, but take a listen for yourself to discover more of this heavy bass psytrance-esque sound if you dare.