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…MyStro.
It’s been a good while since I last jumped here to discuss what’s been in my ears. While this list is a slightly bit aged, I tried to sort out things I don’t hear often discussed. As always, due to my day job, my list comes from the numerous subscriptions I have on YouTube, as the day job blocks all aspects of SoundCloud. You’ll find something from a number of genres – Trance, Drum & Bass – and hopefully, you’ll also hear a few things you’ve missed out on over the last few weeks. Cheers to heading towards the Summer Sun!
The Launch || Volume 031
5. Viyia – Motion Sound
So I’ll admit it – I fell well out of touch with the Suanda music group for a long time. The label group comes from Russia – headed under Roman Messer – and offers a variety of sounds. The focus is still Trance… but as you can hear in this track by Motion Sound, “Viyia” does not quite fit into the Trance motif. There’s a touch of Big Room and House to the nature of the track, but there’s this captivating aspect to the central melody of the track. Motion Sound gives me the energy I need with this track, but keep a haunting yet spastic melody to full grab my attention. “Viyia” offers a truly different experience, and is out now on Trance Mission, a sub-label of Suanda Music. Buy it here!
4. Now You Know – Trivecta x Eminence ft. Aloma Steele
I’m not really into Dubstep as a genre… but sometimes there are these stunning moments that grab me. To me, that’s when the genre just goes back to being a simple evolution of Drum & Bass and Breaks. I’m old like that though. 🙂 Trivevta & Eminence perfectly captured that for me on “Now You Know.” The track features a brilliant contribution by Aloma Steele and is melodic in its structure. The soft stabs are mesmerizing for me, and the lyrics are surprisingly catchy – they make me want to sing along every time I hear the track. Oh… and hey… thanks for making it a free tune Proximity. Even Monstercat commented on the Youtube share by the channel showing some love for the producers. Don’t stop this tune… just repeat it again and again like I keep doing!
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3. Crazy (Alison Wonderland Remix) – Lido
Yeah – we discussed this one before… and I’m still not tired of it. Lido is one of those producers that just does incredible work in whatever medium he chooses. Given the handpicked remix promotion of this remix, I knew I would be in for a treat. I’m not typically a fan of Alison Wonderland, but she produced a good blend of her style while retaining the quirky sound that “Crazy” was. The pad-driven percussion style, the effects work, and the tension holds in the beat patterns all work wonderfully. Grab a copy here.
2. Earth Past – Flite
Another classic channel over the years is Mr. Suicide Sheep. A blend of styles just always caught my ear as time passed by. This little gem has a beautiful blend of Porter Robinson, classic 1980’s video game nostalgia, and a vocal chop style that makes me think of Pogo. There’s definitely a melancholy in the lyrics, but that synthesizer choice is so uplifting. I’m not sure what to even really categorize this piece as other than Electronic. Sure – I could slap Future House or Drum & Bass or some other nonsense to it – but that just doesn’t do it justice! I mean… come on… close your eyes and fly! Check it out with the rest of Flite’s EP out now on Liquicity Records.
1. Scaramanga – Calyx & Teebee ft. Mortlock
I told you this was a different list for the perennial Trance and Progressive House listener that I am. I do branch beyond! This duo should not need an introduction. Calyx & Teebee are knee-deep in Drum & Bass history now with 3 albums under their belt. Collectively, they’ve migrated with the Drum & Bass elite – growing their style and sound along the way, but never straying too far from what made them, well, them. Opening with a simple beauty that instantly grabs the ears with a caress, prepare for the onslaught of groove in the bass line during the build. This is the stuff I instantly recall grooving to years ago in dark back rooms of bars with people whose only care was how big they could smile when popping and locking. The breakdown in the middle though – oh that splendid mood! This would have been an instant buy for me from the record stores back in the day. As if you needed another reason to pick it up — if you’re a fan of Vicious Circle’s style, know that the featured contributor is Simon Mortlock – one-half of the Drum & Bass duo of Vicious Circle. If you fancy a copy – grab it here or at your favorite outlet – it’s good to get now!