The Landing || April 1-7, 2018

The Landing

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 YOOKiE, Nico de Andrea, Caspa, Dennis Ferrer & Skream, Loco Dice, Luciano, John O’Callaghan, Mursa & Crwth, Formal One and more!

The Landing || April 1-7, 2018

YOOKiE take a deep and dirty twist on Dillon Francis’ and NGHTMRE’s track, “Another Dimension”.

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New York brothers Anthony and Chris make up the bass duo YOOKiE, and they’ve hit us with a relentless remix. Derailing from the original’s trap essence, this remix takes the bass to a level deeper than we’ve ever heard before. It’s sure to bring on the most extreme of bass favorites and will undoubtedly be played in a plethora of sets this summer. If you’re ready to take it to “Another Dimension”, stream the track below!

Jack Win - Freewheelin'
Nico de Andrea does Jack Wins justice on his remix of “Freewheelin”!

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Jack Wins “Freewheelin”, featuring the stand out vocals of Caitlyn Scarlett, is making major waves across the globe, and it was only a short matter of time before the track would be scooped up for some serious remix action. With four brilliant artist renditions rounding out the remix package, it is Nico de Andrea’s take on the original that has us jumping out of our seats and hitting the dance floor!

You may recognize France’s own Nico de Andrea from his 2012 hit “I Found You” released on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom. As he continues to spread the word of dance through next-level productions that run the gamut of deep house to progressive, techno to disco, and afro house to hip-hop, he adds another dancefloor smasher to his resume, delivering absolute fire on Jack Wins “Freewheelin”!

So, turn up the volume and get ready to bust a move as Nico de Andrea adds a fun twist to a track that has already set the stage for a fantastic season of sound! Want to check out the rest of the remix package? Find all of them on your favorite internet platforms!

“First I was really honored to have the opportunity to work with Axtone, so I challenged myself to deliver the best remix I could make. Concerning remixes, I love when you can go far away from the original version. Freewheelin is a happy and sexy piano house tune, my point was to turning it into a dark and emotional club beast. The inspiration is coming from one of my favorite record, the remix from London Grammar “Sights” by Dennis Ferrer. The acid/electronic lead is quite the same on my version. It creates tension like a techno record and the vocals and chords in the breakdown brings the light. I also add some vocal chops on the drops like MK would do on his remixes. It’s a hybrid version mixing different faces of the electronic world from the underground to a more mainstream approach. Let’s hope the crowd will enjoy it. I’m looking forward to work with Axtone again shortly.”

-Nico de Andrea

Dubstep pioneer Caspa has returned with his intense bass track, “Ruff House Rose”.

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Dubbed one of the fathers of dubstep, British producer Caspa has been taking everyone by surprise since 2003 with his insane takes on the genre. This track is no different, with its splattering of grimy bass ripples and rhythmic drumline. Having worked alongside the likes of notable bass legend Rusko, Ganja White Night, and Emalkay, Caspa is a force to be reckoned with in the realm of bass music. Listen to “Ruff House Rose” and see why we can’t wait to hear more from this artist in 2018.

Dennis Ferrer & Skream - Old Yella
Local Heroes Dennis Ferrer and Skream make their collaborative debut on Objektivity with their timeless house anthem, “Old Yella”.

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Objektivity label head Dennis Ferrer and Croyden’s own Skream have teamed up for their first-ever collaborative track on Ferrer’s label titled “Old Yella”, a powerful house anthem that will no doubt be making many appearances in your favorite DJ’s sets. With a resonant bassline, a cheeky synth melody, and echoing, borderline hypnotic vocals layered over top of the production, it simultaneously puts you in a trance and makes you want to cut a rug, if that were somehow possible.

Ferrer and Skream have been making the rounds of late, highlights of which include a Boiler Room set that you have to hear to believe (which, fortunately for all of us, you can check out on Ferrer’s Facebook page). Catch them if you can at Schimanski in New York at the end of April, and in the meantime, get your groove on to their fantastic debut below!

Loco Dice - Positive Vibin' (Extended Mix)
It’s all about the vibes with Loco Dice’s new release, “Positive Vibin”.

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Imagine yourself in a dark warehouse that is filled to the brim with people dancing to some gnarly techno. Now think of the way that makes you feel: the essence of an underground show. That is exactly what hip-hop infused house and techno mastermind Loco Dice has done with his new track, “Positive Vibin”, released on Kevin Saunderson’s 3 Decades of Techno Anniversary Album.

The track is a culmination of everything that we’ve come to know and love from Loco Dice: deep, resonant rhythm; groovy melodies; and eccentric vocals. Every element fits together perfectly to form a track that is techno to the core.  If you dig techno, you will enjoy this track!

Damian Lazarus - Five Moons
Retooling “Five Moons” to the whimsy of Luciano offers a new direction for the track.

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We last featured Damian Lazarus and The Ancient Moons a few weeks ago on The Landing, and recently got wind of a remix package dropping as well. Crafting the subtle flow for our interests is Luciano – opening with an Asian influenced string melody before dabbling down to the Tech House beats that lay the foundations for this remix.

The chorus permeates twice in the remix, but it’s the delicate balance of instruments that lie behind the vocals that really captivate. The soft plucks, the layered synthesizer lines, and the striped chorus break really accentuates how simple packages are sometimes the best. The back third offers a more organic listening experience, and on first listen is what caught the ear most. Interested – check it below! – MyStro

John O'Callaghan Choice Of The Angels
Trance fans can rest easy as John O’Callaghan has unleashed yet another uplifting masterpiece!

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John O’Callaghan is truly an artist that can never do wrong and on his latest trance offering “Choice Of The Angels”, out now on Subculture, he reminds us once again why he is the true reigning king of a genre that inspires the soul to come alive!

Right out of the gate, “Choice Of The Angels” slams on the gas pedal, opening up for a melodic breakdown that pulls on the heartstrings and sets the tone for a majestic climb up to musical heaven. This glorious release comes shortly after “Next Stop Muddy Waters”, another JOC original charged with electrifying rhythm and intense character. It seems as if there is no stopping the genius that lies within his soul and as John continues to wrap the scene around his fingertips, we will continue to fall ever more in love with every beat he dishes out!

Mursa and CRWTH team up on the hauntingly dark and heavy “Jaw Lock”.

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Bass fans should keep an ear open for Mursa because he is definitely on the rise. The native Texan is not one to shy away from the deep and darker side of electronic music. He gravitates toward, the grimy bass sounds but isn’t afraid to weave this style with other others. His ability to incorporate genres such as rock, hip-hop, and dubstep into his repertoire lends to his uniqueness and helps him stand out from the crowd.

For his latest release, Mursa teams up with CRWTH to create the deep and haunting bass track, “Jaw Lock”. When we say this track is heavy, that’s by no means an understatement. Mursa and CRWTH made sure to throw the filthiest beats in the mix layered with dubstep and sick bass. Take a listen to their latest track, check out their video and let us know what you think!

Cover art for Formal One ft Vika - Edge Of Time
“Edge of Time” brings story and cinematic qualities to Black Sunset Music!

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Diversity is a key to continuing to capture a new audience segment and Formal One does the job with his new track “Edge Of Time.” Featuring cinematic moods akin to Above & Beyond’s “Filmic” and mixing the stellar vocals of Vika, Formal One’s pallet paints a vivid soundscape of floundering in the darkness. The theme of “Am I alone?” permeates the lyrics, captivating the ears with subtle movements that feel like a storybook unfolding page after page.

The siren’s song invites us to “find [her] at the edge of time.” The simple beauty of this piece does wonders and opens the door for Black Sunset Music to extend their reach to new horizons. I can only hope the dingle gets a follow-up extended remix package at some point so this beauty gets more attention. Grab your copy of the original right now! – MyStro

“This track is so close to my heart. It came from such a melancholy and dark place within me, yet even in the darkness the light comes through. Hope shines through for another day. I hardly knew this still resided within me.”

– Vika