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 TÂCHES, Sigala ft. Paloma Faith, David Forbes, Deorro, The Funk Hunters, Cosmic Gate, Dr. Fresch & BIJOU, Ben Phipps, and ElezD!
The Landing || February 18 – 24, 2018
TÂCHES’ “Laurel Canyon” is about to be the vibrant, gorgeous soundtrack to your spring.
Sometimes, a track comes along that is so compelling, it can improve your whole outlook. Such is the case with “Laurel Canyon,” the second track on LA-based house artist TÂCHES’ new In the Company of Others EP. Atmospheric, beguiling, and absolutely mesmerizing, “Laurel Canyon” clocks in at just under five minutes, but that’s somehow enough to whisk you away to a faraway place where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
TÂCHES explained the inspiration behind his new EP:
I’m thrilled to announce the release of my next EP ‘In The Company of Others’ on GLITTER COWBOY!
I made this EP at a pivotal moment in my life; during deciding whether to stay in LA or move back to Europe. Unsure about how to proceed, I’d made these two tracks and named them in memory of my nearest big cross streets for the past year; ‘Ventura’ and ‘Laurel Canyon’. Flash forward a month and I’ve decided to commit to staying in LA. I’m living with some of the most wonderful and inspiring people I know and weirdly enough – as if the track title foreshadowed what would happen once I decided to stay – we’ve just moved to Laurel Canyon!
I’m feeling so inspired, life is beautiful and I can’t wait for you to hear what I’ve got lined up for you over the next few months.
Give “Laurel Canyon” a listen, and then hop over to TÂCHES’ SoundCloud for the full EP. You will not be disappointed!
Sigala releases new single “Lullaby” with Paloma Faith.
Sigala continues to make remarkable up-tempo tropical tracks that are sure to top the charts. He got his first taste of the music business through writing songs for others but was catapulted into the spotlight when his track “Easy Love” became a smash hit. Not only was a single that put its own spin on a classic Michael Jackson track, but it was the first song Sigala wrote for himself that gained mass appeal.
It’s been many years since that fateful 2015 release but since then he’s teamed up with the likes of Craig David and John Newman and released numerous hits. In his latest release, the acclaimed DJ, producer, and songwriter collaborated with the talented Paloma Faith to create “Lullaby”. This track continues to display Sigala’s ability to keep the tropical house genre effervescent and truly displays the depth of Paloma Faith’s unique vocal stylings.
“This was a track I initially wrote a while ago and I loved it immediately, but knew I needed to find the right person to collaborate on it with. I love to find unique voices, so it was a perfect match when Paloma got involved! I’m so excited to release this one, and it’s a great track to preview the sound of my upcoming album.” -Sigala
David Forbes blurs the lines of tech and uplift with the latest offering on his Aria Digital imprint.
Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of trance insanity as David Forbes cranks up the energy and sets the mood for some serious debauchery on the dance floor! Whether it is the gritty pulse-pounding bass line of techno that you crave or the sweet melody of uplift that you desire, David Forbes checks all the boxes with one powerhouse of a track, appropriately titled “Substance”.
Kicking off his 2018 release schedule, “Substance” would fly in like a thief in the night to rock dance floor revelers to the core and reinforce the status of Aria Digital Recordings as a label not afraid to bend the rules laid out by genre lines. Already the year is looking more exciting than ever before and with David Forbes in the driver’s seat, you can be assured that the tunes to follow will take your late night experience to the next level!
Deorro pays homage to family bonds with “Offspring”
Last year, Deorro would stake claim to his dance floor dominance, gifting the world with his debut album Good Evening. Come 2018 and his momentum continues to press forward refusing to stagger for even a moment. Delivering the goods as he stays true to his signature Melbourne bounce sound, Deorro lights up the night with an infectious crowd-pleaser called “Offspring”. Released on the mammoth Dim Mak label, this comes as the very first Deorro release for the 2018 season.
Adding some personal significance, Deorro has chosen to feature his adorably sweet son’s voice on the track, culminating in an electro house party pumper that not only drives the body to move but offers us a glimpse into the emotional side of a man who rocks the main stage like no other!
Going hand in hand with the release, Deorro will join in on some serious live dance floor action as he has been booked for select dates on Steve Aoki’s Kolony US Tour, which include Austin, Los Angeles, and San Francisco! Tickets are on sale now so grab yours before it’s too late!
The Funk Hunters’ latest single will have you “Party Rockin” all weekend!
Combining the genres of funk and electro with just a hint of disco, The Funk Hunters’ new release, “Party Rockin”, is a fun, danceable track from their upcoming album Turn Down The Silence. The bouncy, jazzy beat with the instrumental toplines is the epitome of funk and will have dance floors moving and shaking. The sky is the limit for The Funk Hunters as they have proven themselves to be capable of a variety of different styles and sounds. Be sure to watch for the album when it drops, as it will be one you don’t want to miss!
Cosmic Gate take Gabriel & Dresden’s “Only Road” for a legendary spin.
The day has finally come – Cosmic Gate’s earth-shattering remix of Gabriel & Dresden’s “Only Road” is out on Anjunabeats, much to the delight of trance fans everywhere. The remix puts a dramatic, club-ready spin on the melodic opener from The Only Road, and we are absolutely here for it.
Retaining the melody and chilling vocals from the original, Cosmic Gate’s remix gives us a rumbling bassline, massive synths, and a spectacular drop that is certain to dominate the airwaves this spring. It’s a remix so good, you might even like it better than the original.
ElezD drops “The Hour” on Tribe Out West!
Having been constantly impressing us with quality house music beats coming from his studio, ElezD is back at it again with another dope tune on Tribe Out West. Dubbed “The Hour”, this vibey track embodies everything about the current tech house scene in San Diego.
If you haven’t been taking notice of the moves that are happening from ElezD, this track will definitely make you take notice of his sound. The first release of his to hit Beatport, definitely grab a copy today!
Dr. Fresch and BIJOU work together on a new “Revelation”
Insomniac Records has already been making waves with releases on the label this year already, and this hot tune from Dr. Fresch and BIJOU has really solidified that with their latest release “Revelation”.
Working with Denzel Curry on the track, “Revelation” is a solid blend of g-house and electro that make for an infectious sound. Get the artists thoughts on the track below and listen to this fresh release today!
‘Ben and I had been planning a follow up to “Hello” since 2016, but we were waiting until the perfect concept came to light. When we got the opportunity to feature Denzel, we knew it was the perfect platform to create a high energy record that would spearhead our festival sets for 2018. If “Hello” represents Ben and my roots and core as G-House artists, “Revelation” is the other end of the spectrum: a maximal representation of our sound fitted for larger audiences. We’re incredibly excited to bring this collaboration to life!’
– Dr. Fresch
‘Revelation for me brings together my all around sound into one specific record. The follow up to Hello has been long awaited so Tony & I both felt we had to come with something dark, heavy, & unique. We were fortunate enough to bring on the gritty voice of Denzel Curry for his first ever house record & I am ecstatic to finally bring this one to light.’
Ben Phipps collabs with Sam DeRosa on “Don’t Stop Now”!
Hailing from Sweden, Ben Phipps has been serenading listeners with his unique electronic stylings that blend elements of pop with infectious beats that leave a lasting impression. Riding the wave of success from his previously released single “I Don’t Think So” he has brought fans “Don’t Stop Now” to groove out to.
Working with vocalist Sam DeRosa on the track, the electronic pop feel of “Don’t Stop Now” will entice anyone who is looking for an upbeat track. The lyrics are perfect for those who have fallen or are falling in love, and the release comes at the perfect time for some springtime vibes.