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 fresh tracks from GotSome, LTN, Frank Pole, Max Chapman, NGHTMRE, Dirtyphonics, and Bassnectar!
The Landing || April 2 – 8, 2017
Have you got something, or don’t you know?
Take a dash of UK Garage, mix in a pinch of female vocals, and add all sorts of blends of classic House motifs… and you get the hot Spring heat of “I Don’t Know” by GotSome. The vocals, provided by songstress Lisa Kekaula, come in with a classic 90’s House feel while still feeling quite modern. Lisa also sung vocals on Basement Jaxx’s hit single “Good Luck” back in 2004, and it doesn’t sound like she’s missed a beat. On the flip is the production quality from GotSome. Here, everything is neat and tidy. Production may not be groundbreaking but it is executed to smooth perfection. Adam Gorsky & Alex Holmes deftly pull together elements into a grand piece that oozes both nostalgia and modern sensibilities. Sexy stuff on this house tune! – MyStro
Ava goes to the heavens and meets Apollo
Louis Tan, better known as LTN, returns to Ava Recordings with “Apollo.” “Apollo” has a bit of everything you’d expect from LTN – solid groove and a strong bass line, touches of piano, and the energy of Trance blending with Big Room. At five minutes in length, it is a bit short… but it packs a strong energy into that time. The melody evolves beyond the arpeggio and stabs and into a soft but steady overlay of awesome. Blended in is the female and vocal chants which really pull the track together. It remains a superb pleasure to see LTN continue his diverse sounds. Pick up a copy today here. – MyStro
Armada continues to experiment and find a gem in “Remember You”
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Admittedly I don’t listen to a whole lot on Armada Music’s The Bearded Man label, but once in a while, something grabs my ear. Frank Pole‘s collaboration with Knightly titled “Remember You” certainly did that. A smooth Pop-House track ready for radio, there is a subtle sensuality to the track – about remembering one when the other forgets. There’s nothing inherent to a romance here – just that one person forget the other, while the other person will remember the one who forgets. There’s a feeling of mischief in the lyrics – the fun of letting go, the things done under the stars, and the allusions to activities like karaoke and playing guitars. Oh, and there is a bit of 1970’s funk warmth during parts of the track. Who’s ready for the warmer weather? Need a copy? Click here! – MyStro
Max Chapman kicks off relationship with Wow! Recordings with his ‘Leave Off’ EP!
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Max Chapman has quickly become a globally recognized name. It should come as no surprise when he can stake claim to the incredible piece of artistry that is, “Body Jack”, a track that climbed to the #1 spot in the Beatport overall chart after its release. Fast forward to 2017 and Max is still delivering fire, this time in the form of ‘Leave Off’, an EP released on Wow! Recordings. The title track, “Leave Off” gets the dance floor primed as it dishes out a delectable groove featuring a number of tight drums and tribal percussive elements perfectly accompanied by high-intensity vocal samples. “Mia” answers the opening track, a slick Tech-House offering full of female vocal samples, sultry synths, and unique effects. Closing the three-track EP is “Set Your Body Free”, a track that once again showcases why Max has earned a reputation for high-calibre productions, with the raw, percussive-driven beat keeping the party alive with 7 minutes of dance heaven. -Maria
‘Leave Off’ is available exclusively via Beatport on April 10 and everywhere else two weeks later. But until those dates arrive, enjoy a sneak peak of Max Chapman’s new EP with title track “Leave Off” on SoundCloud:
NGHTMRE releases massive remix of DJ Snake’s “Here Comes The Night”
DJ Snake already had a massive tune with “Here Comes The Night” and who better than NGHTMRE to bring us a solid remix of the tune? Bringing his signature sound that is full of hard hitting synths, it is a bit lighter of a tune overall than the heavy trap tracks we know him for. Perfect for the drive to Coachella this month, this should be in any fan of NGHTMRE’s playlist in the leadup to the big show. Stream it now and get a good feel for it today. -Grant
Dirtyphonics and Bassnectar team up on a massive tune, “Watch Out”!
Bass music lovers rejoice, as two major names in the scene have come together on a massive tune for your listening pleasure. Monstercat dropped this tune late last week and we haven’t been able to get enough of it since. Featuring vocals from the renowned Ragga Twins, this collaboration between Dirtyphonics and Bassnectar is full of twists, turns, and an infectious bassline that we absolutely love. This song has been a long time coming, and it is finally out and ready to blow you all away. Get the full story on the track and the thoughts from both Bassnectar and Dirtyphonics below. -Grant
“Dirtyphonics and Bassnectar – it was meant to happen. We’ve been friends for years and we started working on this song about 5 years ago. It went through so many different writing stages and we finally managed to find time in our schedules to finish it. At some point we all knew this was THE version and adding the Ragga Twins vocals on top made everything click together. There has been so much hype and anticipation on this song, we’re so happy to finally share this with all our fans.”
“I was playing a show in Paris and hung out in the studio with the Dirtyphonics guys, we had this insane loop going and every time the downbeat synth hit everyone made the same facial expression which was kind of like a “GRRRRRR” grimace, but also like a really weird sense of pleasure at the same time and someone kept saying “mayhem mayhem mayhem” – then it took us like 89 years to finish cuz we kept making different versions, passing back and forth between half a dozen humans – glad to see it finally alive and able to fly free into the world – fly free, song! watch out! Also, I’ve been a fan of The Ragga Twins for eons, and it was a great honor to get a dubplate from them, and it all fit perfectly over this beat – viva collaboration!”