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.
You know, coming off an insane experience at Coachella this year has led me to new avenues and fresh artists. I reached out to some of my friends to hear what they have been listening to, and was blown away by some of the tracks that were sent to me. So, after many listens and shares to numerous amounts of people, I’ve decided that for this edition of The Launch, I would bring some of these to you. Normally, I have been a bit more heavy on the mainstream side of things, so hopefully this will be a nice breath of fresh air for those of you looking for artists who are pushing the boundaries of their genres too. Enjoy!
The Launch || Volume 030
5. Came To Get Funky (Nicky Genesis Remix) – Cazztek
Nicky Genesis – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
Talk about an absolute house banger. I’m starting you off this week with a track that absolutely makes you move in your seat, the Nicky Genesis Remix of “Came To Get Funky”. Between the bass house groove and the occasional use of horns in the remix, I don’t know what keeps drawing me in more. What I do know, is that the sound is infectious and sure to keep you listening over and over. The original was released by Cazztek, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy this version more. With Bass House rising in popularity, I’d definitely keep my ears out for Nicky Genesis in the near future.
4. Wall Fuck (Gramatik & Ramzoid Remix) – Flume
Gramatik – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud || Ramzoid – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
If you thought you couldn’t make a Flume track more hip-hop oriented, well, you clearly have never met Gramatik or listened to his music. Teaming up with fellow artist Ramzoid, the pair took Flume’s “Wall Fuck” and spun it into a bassy paradise that only could get better with a rapper on the beat. Retaining much of the original, but still able to bring new life to the tune, this remix shows off the ability that few others can master with remixes. Nothing quite like taking a fairly experimental tune and changing the entire way that it’s listened to. Stream it now.
3. Fountain of Faith – ElezD
ElezD – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
When we ran an Artist Spotlight on ElezD earlier this year, I honestly had no idea what was in store for my ears this month. We could tell he was on to big things but damn, this track just straight up blew me away. It has been on repeat now more times than I can count, and I’ve spread it around with hopes of shining a light on this fresh talent coming out of San Diego. Enjoy!
2. Watch Me Fall – The Lifted feat. Ashliann
The Lifted – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
Get off the ground with this fantastic tune from The Lifted. Out now on Lowly Palace, which has quickly turned into one of my favorite places to stumble upon fresh talent and dope beats, this is not your everyday trap tune. It features quite a bit of pop-influenced electro sounds that bring a whole new dimension to the track. One of my favorite parts about “Watch Me Fall” how the unique take on trap is combined with vocals from Ashliann to blend into the quality release that really stuns listeners.
1. Chunky G – Grensta
Grensta – Facebook | Twitter | SoundCloud
Okay, okay, I know I’m a sucker for Psycho Disco and their affiliated artists. Seriously, I love ZDS, I love Codes, and of course I love Treasure Fingers too. So when I was sent “Chunky G” by Grensta I knew that it was going to be a quality tune off the bat. Upon listening, I was blown away by how epic this track really was, and how infectious it’s groove became. The spacey-sounds are brought down to Earth and within moments you can find yourself dancing in your chair or tapping your feet. If you’re a DJ who spins house beats, this tune NEEDS to be in your collection.