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 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…Grant Gilmore.

Grant’s Blurb:

It’s my birthday this week, so I decided to jump on this week’s edition of The Launch and bring you some beats that I’ve been listening to on repeat over the past month. I have really fallen in love with these tunes, and while many of them have been discussed before on the site they are all quality in my eyes (and ears too). Today was the first full day back from Miami, and four of these artists coincidentally made up the vibe for my past week. I also feature the new tune from Dombresky that just was released today because it blew me away each time I listened to it and didn’t want to wait to share with you all!

The Launch || Volume 026


BONNIE X CLYDE Bass Jam
5. Bass Jam – BONNIE X CLYDE

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“Bass Jam” has been a track that was not just a quality tune, but an infectious one too. Having been following this duo since their release of “Tonight” last year, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of their releases and bookings as of late. They took the decks multiple times last week during Miami Music Week and even showed up during Adventure Club’s show as special guests for Bonnie to belt out “Stay Gold” too. If you don’t know about this duo now, stay tuned because they are set to blow up this year.

Read more about BONNIE X CLYDE’S latest EP HERE, and check out our featured interview with the duo HERE!


Deorro Rise and Shine
4. Rise and Shine – Deorro

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I love Deorro, and I absolutely love this track off his upcoming debut album Good Evening too. Bringing with it an electro-swing style vibe, I cannot stop listening and dancing to this track. I cannot wait to catch his album release party at OMNIA on March 31 and hear this track played out live. If “Rise and Shine” is evident of the rest of the sound coming on the release, this album may be one of my top albums of the year. Keep your ears on Deorro as his music will be bringing a fresh take to the electronic music scene this year

Get the details on Deorro’s upcoming album Good Evening HERE!


Son Of 8 I Found You
3. I Found You – Son Of 8

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While the lyrics from this Son of 8 track aren’t new, the beat is definitely fresh and gets me grooving every time I hear it. A perfect track for your upcoming spring or summer playlists, I cannot help but have “I Found You” on repeat. The lyrics, which originally were from Axwell’s tune of the same name, complement the proper uplifting, high energy house sound that transports you to a beach paradise. Listening to the track washes your worries away, so take a listen and read our interview with Son of 8 below!

Check out our chat with Son Of 8 HERE!


Dombresky Technikal
2. Technikal  Dombresky

Dombresky – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud

All I can say about this track is “Woah…”! Coming in as a last-minute addition to this week’s The Launch, the first release on Insomniac Records’ latest imprint In / Rotation, “Technikal” has got me stunned. I love the style the track brings with it and I can see the direction that this new venture is heading for the Insomniac team. Expect this track to get played out constantly this summer, as it is the perfect groove for a party at home or a stage like neonGARDEN at EDC Las Vegas.

Get more info about In / Rotation by clicking HERE!


Above & Beyond 1001
1. 1001 – Above & Beyond

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Yeah, yeah, I’m a sucker for Above & Beyond. I love them a ton and had an unreal experience catching them during Miami Music Week last week. Of course, they played this track out live, and let me just say that it hits harder than you’d expect. I highly suggest catching them soon if you can, and start saving up for ABGT250 at The Gorge in September!

Click HERE for information about ABGT250!



Grant Gilmore’s authoritative voice as a media professional lends credibility not common to EDM journalism. As the founder of EDM Identity he has effectively raised the bar on coverage of the past decade’s biggest youth culture phenomenon. After ten years of working for nonprofit organization Pro Player Foundation, Gilmore launched EDM Identity as a media outlet offering accurate informative coverage of the rave scene and electronic music as a whole. Although they cover comprehensive topic matter, they have taken special care in interviewing the likes of Armin van Buuren, Adventure Club, Gorgon City, Lane 8 and Afrojack. In addition to household names, they have also highlighted unsung heroes of the industry through their ID Spotlight segment. Whether he’s covering it or not, you can expect to find Grant Gilmore attending the next big electronic music event. To find out what’s next on his itinerary, follow him via the social links below.

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