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 option4, Kid Astronaut, MitiS, Wax Motif, Paul van Dyk, Magnus, Dr. Fresch & NuKid, Fedde Le Grand & Ida Corr, KC Lights, KURA, & Whethan & Opia!
Tell us which tracks caught your eye this week and let us know who you’re listening to in the comments below!
The Landing || December 10-16, 2017
option4 has teamed up with Kid Astronaut for a spacey tech house tune that will make your spine tingle in all the right ways!
Denver’s own option4 has killed it the last few months with a slew of heavy-hitting releases, collaborating with artists such as Worthy, Treasure Fingers, and more. This week, he released yet another heavy tech house tune in the form of “To Be Your Baby”, featuring fellow Denver artist Kid Astronaut.
The track has a spacey, unsettling feel to it, combining Kid Astronaut’s smooth vocal stylings over a hypnotic production that draws in muted horns, a wide array of percussion, and a slightly off-kilter chord progression. It’s unusual, to say the least, but nevertheless makes for a solid track that leaves a mark on the listener.
MitiS gets us emotional with his new song, “Moments” featuring Adara.
This song was an instant like for me after the first listen of MitiS’s new track with Adara, “Moments”. The two artists collaborated before on the song, “Foundations”. However, this newer piece together showed grown from both artists and subtle differences. The song’s style did not sound like another melodic dubstep song but had some future bass elements as well.
Sounds of the guitar in the background alongside Adara singing adds a soft atmosphere that builds and builds until the melodic drops kick through halfway through the track. As for the lyrics, they painted a clear picture of what the artist wanted to express in the appreciating moments we have with our significant others. MitiS posted that the new song is from his new album coming soon in 2018. We can’t wait to hear more MitiS in 2018.
Wax Motif unleashes his inner darkness with his most recent release “Forsaken”.
Wax Motif’s Forsaken begins with a heavy kick paired with epic choir vocals layered over a high energy beat. In true Night Bass fashion, the track drops to a dirty dancefloor tune that will have you bouncing around in no time.
The EP is only two tracks but has enough energy packed into it there is no need for more. Forsaken channels the inner Ghastly vibes with its heavy bass and screeching noises so if you are a fan of the Arizona native’s sound be ready dance.
Paul van Dyk partners up with Emanuele Braveri to deliver a track that rings in the holiday season!
“Escape Reality Tonight” is the fifth single off of Paul van Dyk’s new album, From Then On, hitting the airwaves with two incredible versions. We begin with the emotionally uplifting original that lifts the soul to the heavens, following it up with the Great Escape Mix that strips back the powerful dance vibes with a chilled out acoustic offering that highlights the beautiful piano melody.
With one listen the mood is set as “Escape Reality Tonight” takes its rightful place as the most heartfelt track on the album, paying homage to Paul van Dyk’s next level production expertise and proving that Paul truly has an incredible ear for delivering music that moves the soul.
From Then On was released in October on Paul van Dyk’s label, VANDIT Records and was his first album since 2015’s The Politics of Dancing 3, shooting straight up to the number one spot in 12 countries upon its release through Beatport, and already is making some seriously beautiful waves in our trance community.
Stream and pick up your copy of both versions on multiple platforms!
Dr. Fresch and NuKid drop a G-House banger “151”
Two of the best when it comes to G-House, Dr. Fresch and NuKid, have finally collaborated on a track and it’s just as deep and dirty as you would imagine. With a fire bass house beat and a deep bassline, this track will have you grooving start to finish. As usual for Nukid and Dr. Fresch’s music, rap vocals round out the track and mix in a dope hip-hop vibe.
Dr. Fresch has been absolutely killing it lately, his ‘Future Ghetto’ sound taking hold with many who love some crazy hip-hop and deep funky beats. NuKid is a little newer to the game but making a name for himself in the G-House world, releasing banging tracks left and right such as this one!
Magnus releases a rework of his hit “Forward Command”
Seven years after its original release, Psytrance master Magnus reworked his hit “Forward Command.” Back in 2008, Magus was one of the first artists signed to Pharmacy Music and initiated listeners to his unique brand of harmonious, euphoric psy. Magnus effectively infused deep, dark pulsating psytrance beats with melodic and uplifting sounds.
Since 2008, Magnus has developed as an artist and now with its more powerful and sleeker sound, the 2017 rework of “Forward Command” is a perfect representation of his evolution. Tune in to it below and let us know which version of the track you like the best!
Fedde Le Grand & Ida Corr have released an updated mix of his dance hit “Let Me Think About It”
It was 10 years ago that Fedde Le Grand and Ida Corr released the legendary worldwide hit “Let Me Think About It”. Back when the track first released in 2007, the song became an insanely popular Ibiza anthem. The success of the track firmly helped continue Le Grand and Corr’s climb to the top.
This celebration mix retains the funkiness of the original and still has that infectious dancefloor appeal. Jump into the time machine and travel back into 2007 with the updated version of this iconic track!
KC Lights delivers us a cinematic, feel-good remix of MK’s “17” that is sure to put a smile on your face.
MK and UK-based producer KC Lights are like a match made in heaven. And now after his incredibly successful rework of MK’s hit track “My Love 4U” earlier this year, KC Lights is back with his 6am Remix of MK’s “17”. The remix is a soaring, uplifting take on the original, and listening to it will make you feel like you’re viewing the whole world through a pair of rose-colored glasses.
Don’t take our word for it – give it a listen and be prepared for your whole day to get better. It’s just that good.
KURA drops massive banger, “Skank” on Revealed Recordings
If you’re looking for a solid banger to let loose and dance the stress of the holiday season away to, KURA’s latest release is the one for you. This Portuguese artist has been making waves in the electro house scene in Europe and has plans on dominating the globe with his infectious sound.
Releasing “Skank” on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings, KURA has shown he has what it takes to get dancefloors shuffling all night long. Stream the tune below and keep your ears out for KURA in 2017!
Whethan and Opia combine forces on fantastic tune “Aftertaste”
Not your typical tune from Whethan, “Aftertaste” has quickly turned into one of our favorites that hit our inboxes this week. Whethan has gone outside the usual standard of his sound to create a catchy electronic beat that incorporates elements of pop and rock throughout. Featuring sensual vocals from Opia that leave a lasting impression, this tune is surely set to be one you’ll be playing in repeat in the future.
Adding on to the story of “Aftertaste”, Whethan even stated on Twitter that they’ve sat on this track for nearly a year leaving us to wonder what other gems he has on his hard drives that are due out for release.
Read our chat with Whethan and watch the lyric video for “Aftertaste” on YouTube below!