Welcome to The Landing, EDM Identity’s weekly post highlighting fresh tracks you may have missed!
In each edition of The Landing, we intend to highlight some tracks that have landed in our inbox each week 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 CloZee, Gai Barone, Chris Lake & Green Velvet, SAYMYNAME x GRAVEDGR, HEYZ, Shiba San, and more!
Listen to some of our favorite tunes from this week and past editions in our playlist and read on for more details on the tunes added below!
The Landing || Volume 085
Sneijder drops a dance floor grenade with “Decimate.”
Are you ready for some tech trance mayhem? Out now on Afterdark, Sneijder unleashes the fury with “Decimate,” a track that has been making immense waves on his most recent live sets. Right out of the gate the bassline pummels the brain waves and it becomes nearly impossible to reject the call of the dance floor! Not for the faint of heart, “Decimate” promises to leave you dripping in sweat as the lyrics urge you to move your body. With crunchy synth details and a rhythm that slams the pedal down to the floor, Sneijder knows just we need to keep the party rocking at full tilt! And boy did he deliver on this one! – Maria
Stream “Decimate” on SoundCloud!
CloZee drops “Evasion,” a powerful track from her upcoming album.
French electronic producer, CloZee, just released her first single and music video for her upcoming album Evasion. With the same name as the album, “Evasion” is as beautiful as the album art. It starts off slow with vocals drawing you in as the bass builds up and makes you feel as if you’re slowly drifting up in the air. Each time the beat drops I’m filled with inspirational emotions and the urge to cry. Any time a song is powerful enough to bring tears to my eyes is a song I definitely recommend! – Julia
Download or stream “Evasion” on your favorite platform!
Shiba San is back with the tech house-inspired “Exclusion.”
The Parisian king of minimalist dance hits returns with a stunning tech house-inspired track. The first cut off the two-song Excluded EP, “Exclusion” showcases Shiba San at his grooviest, building an evolving collage of beats and samples around an infectious synth line. The variety of different sounds used allows each bar to feel fresh and interesting, rarely repeating itself. It also knows just when to fade down or push up — and when it pushes, as it does at its midpoint, it soars, bringing you completely into the world of the song. Honestly, it’s shaping up to be one of my favorite Shiba San tracks ever. – Erik
Stream “Exclusion” on Spotify!
Luke Bond drops his remix to Morgan Page’s smash hit “Let You Go.”
Thankfully Luke Bond is back and active in the scene again and he’s definitely not wasting any time. Not one to color in the music genre lines, he’s been dropping track after track spanning multiple genres. Earlier in the year, he released a track with a hardstyle kick and more recently he released a more trance-inspired track.
His latest remix again shows his versatility. With his remix of Morgan Page’s “Let You Go,” Luke shows his ability to produce a massive main stage banger. His version ups the tempo, takes on a bit more of that big room flavor, and has hard-hitting drops for days. What’s your take on Luke Bond’s latest track? – Abisola
Download or stream Morgan Page – “Let You Go” (Luke Bond Remix) on your favorite platform!
Gai Barone releases his latest progressive track, “Flash.”
There’s no mistaking my absolute admiration for Gai Barone‘s style of production or my affinity for the progressive end of the electronic music spectrum. Thus when Gai Barone dropped his latest original track I was eager to take a listen. Known for his ability to make the type of progressive that is sometimes hard to place as it takes on many forms, his latest track “Flash” takes on more of a progressive house and techno feel.
One thing that stuck out to me was the cover, which features individuals taking pictures on camera phones, thus the title “Flash.” This may be a commentary on the state of audience participation in the scene or maybe explains why this track exhibits more of an accessible sound, perhaps pandering to more of a mainstream sound. What is your interpretation of Gai Barone’s latest track and album cover? – Abisola
Stream Gai Barone – “Flash” on YouTube!
Chris Lake and Green Velvet finally drop the slamming “Deceiver.”
If you’ve seen any house music at all this summer, there is a good chance you’ve already gotten Chris Lake and Green Velvet’s massive “Deceiver” stuck in your head. With an infectious bassline, minimalist percussion, and an unmistakable vocal line that asks, “What you talkin’ ’bout?”, it’s the sort of track that drags you onto the dance floor – no questions asked. Out now on Chris Lake’s Black Book Records, it’s the latest in a string of high-profile collaborations, and I’d argue the best one – but then, what would else would you expect from two of the house music scene’s biggest artists? – Erin
Download or stream “Deceiver” on your favorite platform.
SAYMYNAME x GRAVEDGR bring the fire with “Burn.”
Since capturing Insomniac Event’s Discovery Project in 2013, SAYMYNAME has been delivering hardstyle trap bangers. Released today in collaboration with GRAVEDGR, “Burn” is certainly no exception. From the fast-paced melodic bassline to the screechy dub-like break, this tune is fire. Having personally seen this played a couple times prior to release, this one is sure to be a winner for SAYMYNAME! – Bill
Stream “Burn” on Spotify or SoundCloud!
HEYZ releases a techno masterpiece in “Schedule 4.”
Fresh off the presses at mau5trap, HEYZ has concluded the Schedule 1 era with his new release, “Schedule 4.” The track has all the makings of a techno banger: minimalist chord progressions, spooky vocals, and a driving bassline that slaps listeners in the face. It’s no surprise that HEYZ was signed to mau5trap: his production style creates a sound that is eerily reminiscent of deadmau5 but stands apart thanks to his creative use of melodic phrasing that accentuates the more minimal electro style of techno beats that we’ve all come to know and love. I will most certainly be looking to see HEYZ in the near future and I hope to hear this new masterpiece, “Schedule 4”! – Tim
Stream “Schedule 4” on Spotify or SoundCloud!
Rewind the mood as we go “Back in the Day” with Chuckie & Tom Enzy.
Combining genres is never a simple task. Crossover appeal is elusive. Yet, tracks like “Back in the Day” make it feel effortless. Elements of drum & bass, house, and pop merge in a manner that sounds perfect for the dance floor and the radio. Vocals by GVO LV splendidly exude the pop sensation within this production, while the stabbing lead feels throwback circa mid-1990’s. The auto-tune on the vocal line may throw off some listeners, but the lyrics are absolutely relatable, especially the chorus:
“Back in the days we were young // Back in the days we had dreams // Back in the days we weren’t ready // that was back in the days when we struggled.”
Chuckie’s well-established production prowess and Tom Enzy’s sparkling clean lines multiply the beauty of this track. The accompanying music video offers a meaningful story as well – and we encourage you to watch it below. – MyStro
Watch the music video for “Back In The Day” on YouTube!
Amir Hussain gives RAM’s “Circle of Life” a tech-trance makeover.
While RAM’s original track captures the more emotional trance sounds, Amir Hussain’s remix offers another view of the track with a more tech version. The remix opens the track with driving basslines that almost give off a psytrance vibe. As the song approaches the midpoint, the climatic vocalizations breakthrough like angels bursting through clouds. From there, the song’s overall sound shifts towards a more uplifting vibe that remains giving us that emotional connection I equate with trance. As the song comes to a close, Hussain takes us back to the beginning with the tech sounds with which he opened the song. A very fitting song structure that cheekily reminds us of the title track, “Circle of Life.” – Lisa
Stream “Circle of Life” (Amir Hussain Remix) on YouTube or Spotify!
Lane 8 Releases Ben Böhmer’s take on “Hold On.”
If you have had a chat with me about electronic music lately, you should be well aware how much love I have for Lane 8 and his work both in the studio and behind the decks. Already a fan of his original work, when it was announced that an album of remixes for Little By Little was set to be released, I was through the moon excited. This week, Lane 8 gave us another taste of what is in store on the album by pinging Anjunadeep favorite Ben Böhmer to put his spin on “Hold On.” This refreshing remix brings atmospheric electronica front and center as Ben reworks the track and blends in Fractures’ vocals in a perfect manner. Having listened to both the original and this remix, I find myself drawn to Ben’s take on the track more than the album version. Let me know your thoughts in the comments! – Grant
Stream “Hold On” (Ben Böhmer Remix) on your favorite platform!