Welcome to The Landing, EDM Identity’s weekly post highlighting fresh tracks you may have missed!
Since the introduction of streaming sites and mediums like Bandcamp available for artists to release on, new music is hitting us faster than ever and the abundance of releases can almost be overwhelming. We know that it is a difficult task to keep up with 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 Infected Mushroom, Empathy, Fatum, ARIUS, Swanky Tunes, Going Deeper, Downlowd, Claude VonStroke, EPROM, Markus Schulz, and Jam El Mar!
The Landing || November 19-25, 2017
Infected Mushroom’s latest release, “Spitfire”, is something brand new for Monstercat.
“Spitfire” opens with an ominous symphonic brass intro, then drops into an eerie melody resonating behind submissive vocal chops and clattering zills. The intriguing build quickly gives way to the track’s thumping kick and driving rhythm. The track is an electric symphony of melodic heavy metal, arabesque psytrance with their signature pitch-defying synth glitches, no doubt aided by their ingenious “I Wish” plugin. As they do, Infected Mushroom brings together seemingly dissimilar leads and melodic chops into one cohesive, mind-bending sonata.
Empathy brings the tech trance vibes with Dark Runner!
One of the newest members of the Pharmacy Music family is fully part of the tech trance revolution! Empathy hails from one of the biggest Trance loving countries – Argentina – and definitely infused his Bueno Aires home energy into this track.
“Dark Runner” is his debut track his plunge into the world of underground tech trance. With “Dark Runner”, Empathy shows he is not afraid to create a track that quickly launches into powerful synths, chords, and percussion. Definitely check out this hard-hitting debut!
Dark or light? Bitter or sweet? Fatum’s “Chocolate” is all of the above!
Fatum’s new release, “Chocolate“, was played first by Above & Beyond at The Gorge Amphitheatre for Group Therapy 250, and the energy was unreal. The no-nonsense, driving beat coupled with perfectly layered synths and a catchy melody results in a powerful track that leaves the listener aching for more.
Check out the track below and be on the lookout for more bangers from Fatum!
ARIUS wants you to get down with tune “Bring Back My Wobbles”.
This fresh Bass House tune from ARIUS hit our inbox this week and has been on repeat ever since. “Bring Back My Wobbles” is a solid track that will have you moving with the beat, bouncing along with each wobble along the way.
Based out of SoCal, ARIUS have absolutely dominated with collabs and remixes this year, leaving a lasting impression along the way. Their latest tune is out on DIM MAK, so stream it below and prepare for ARIUS to blow your mind!
Swanky Tunes and Going Deeper collab on “Daydreaming” with Tom Bailey.
Swanky Tunes and Going Deeper have unleashed a hot new track that is perfect to vibe out to. The Russian artists have collaborated in the past with successful releases “Till The End” and “Far From Home”, and this track is yet another amazing one to add to your collection!
Working with vocalist Tom Bailey on the tune, the lyrics tie in perfectly with the beat to create a song that is a daydream in its own right. A lighter track, it is perfect for those long drives and downtempo afterparties into the early morning.
Downlowd has got us “Unplugged” with this new track.
Living in a world that is constantly connected to something in the digital spectrum of life, Downlowd has provided listeners with the perfect way to turn off with fresh tune “Unplugged”.
This energetic bass track features some distorted vocal samples and drops that make this track as hype as it is heavy. If you haven’t been paying attention to this computerphile of an artist, you definitely should now. His backstory alone is one of the most interesting tales in electronic music right now, so listen to “Unplugged” below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Claude VonStroke gives Rodriguez Jr.’s “An Evidence Of Time” the remix treatment.
This June, French producer Rodriguez Jr. gave us Baobab, his second full-length album that represented a return to his roots. On November 24, we were greeted with a few fresh new takes on those tracks, including a contemplative downtempo house remix by none other than Dirtybird head honcho Claude VonStroke.
Taking the melancholy melodic structure and chord progression of the original, VonStroke masterfully applies a chill house groove that takes what started as a pensive track and gets it ready for the dance floor. Between the deep, resonant bassline, the emotive, closed chords, and the heartbeat-like percussion, it’s a take on the original that feels like it’s reverberating right inside your ribcage. Give it a listen!
EPROM gives us a taste of his upcoming Drone Warfare EP with heavy-hitting “Oksana”.
Portland-based experimental bass artist EPROM has been having quite a year in 2017 with a slew of releases, a handful of festival appearances, and a tour with G Jones in support of their collaborative EP. Now, he’s at it again with the release of “Oksana”, the first single off his upcoming Drone Warfare EP.
Staying true to his signature, the track is one part hypnotizing, eccentric weirdness, one part massive bass that will make your subwoofers scream for mercy, all topped off with a crisp kickdrum and snare. Give it a listen and prepare your speakers for the full EP, due out on November 28.
Markus Schulz and Jam El Mar put a twist on a timeless classic, “Odyssey to Anyoona”.
For fans of trance in the early nineties, this track should be quite familiar. Serving as the B-side to Jam El Mar and Mark Spoon’s “Find Me”, “Odyssey to Anyoona” is a hypnotic, ethereal trance masterpiece that carries the listener away with its Eastern-inspired samples and soaring chord progressions.
Now, as the legendary Jam El Mar joins Coldharbour Recordings, he and Markus Schulz have released a fantastic remix of the original, keeping all the bones intact while providing a euphoric update. Schulz debuted the remix at Nature One in Germany to huge applause – so have a listen and take a walk down memory lane.