Launchpad 41: Bass to shake up the weekend

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Festival season has wound down for the most part, but there is no shortage of energizing bass music to provide a shot of energy that keeps a jubilant mindset in place. Thus, we’ve decided to gather a batch of ten pieces on the lower end of dance music that stimulate the brain and encapsulate sounds that will set a new precedent for their arena. No subgenre is left unturned, from drum ‘n’ bass, to glitch hop, to dubstep — their onw commonality is their artistry.

DA Launchpad Selects:

Minnesota – HiLow

Berkeley-based maven Minnesota has taken the bass world by storm, bringing forth an eclectic and experimental sound to his audiences and dominating the transformational circuit in bookings. His latest effort, “HiLow,” is a gritty dubstep piece that harkens to the genre’s roots while also maintaining a contemporary twist. Vocals eggs the piece on, which is also laced with futuristic synth work that hooks listeners until the end. Minnesota recently had the honor of playing the Oregon Eclipse festival, and is amidst an extensive tour that is taking him across the United States.

 

Hans Zimmer – Time (Opae Remix)

Opae is a fresh face to the EDM sphere. Hailing from Chicago, the 20-year-old act is currently experimenting with an array of sounds across the spectrum and slowly defining his sonic identity. One particularly fine piece of music he crafted was his edit to Hans Zimmer’s “Time.” Labeling the composer as one of his “biggest inspirations in music,” Opae respects the original’s emotive and cinematic elements by keeping them as his remix’ centerpiece. However, his future bass twist makes the song applicable to dance-floors.

 

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Launchpad: Mood Music

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Launchpad: Mood Music

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We’re still reeling from yesterday. The terrible tragedy in Las Vegas and the loss of a music legend have been tough to comprehend. Music has always been a coping mechanism for some people, and with that in mind, here is a Launchpad playlist with some Mood music spanning melancholy indie electronic to deep house. Find what suits you.
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Lyves – “Cover Me”

Lyves is the alias of London-based singer, songwriter and producer Francesca Bergami. Her bio notes that she first studied psychology, embarking on a career as a support worker and mental health advocate at a psychiatric hospitals. Despite this selfless career path, she felt something was missing in her life and began releasing her emotive blend of deep soul, alternative-R&B and subtle electronica. She has performed to packed stadiums across Europe, having been chosen by Coldplay to open 15 dates of their ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ tour.

Tontario – “Northern Confessions (feat. Sarah De Warren)”

Tontario is a relative newcomer to the scene; he started releasing music only a couple years ago from his home in Finland. He brings a fascinating combination of elements into his music, eliciting comparisons to Bob Moses, with hints of Bon Iver. His Instagram is one of the more interesting artist profiles we’ve seen in awhile, filled not with promotional content but rather dark, nature-filled images, presumably from his home country.

 

 

Full Tracklist:
Lyves – “Cover Me”
Tontario – “Northern Confessions (feat. Sarah De Warren)”
Lone – “Saturday Night”
Chay & Dead Space, TomCole – “Be In Time”
Other – “Safety (feat. Brandon Banks) (On June Remix)”
Jack Trades – “Hurt You Hard (feat. Taylor Mosley)”
Baron Inc. – “Ride The Snake”
Joshua Moriarty – “All I Want Is You”
BRB & JackEL – “Late Summer”

 

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Launchpad: Future sounds for fall

Launchpad: Chill tunes for chill times

Launchpad: Achieve weekend nirvana with this eclectic playlist

Launchpad: Future sounds for fall

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Well, it’s officially Fall. School has started, football is back, and it’s starting to get just a little bit colder. Which is why we have the latest Launchpad playlist, full of tracks to keep you dancing and your spirits high. Turn this one up at a pregame, a tailgate, or at the gym — it’s full of high energy Future Bass, Trap, and Electronic tracks perfect to get you hyped up.

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We all know that Lil Uzi Vert has taken the rap game by storm. In fact, some would argue he’s taken on the Rock game as well. With the help of Luca Lush, he might be verging on the dance and electronic game as well. Keeping the singular vocals of Uzi’s original “XO Tour Life” largely intact, Luca adds a layer of heavy trap and bass, which complements Uzi’s verses surprisingly well. Wait for the drop on this one…

This one has more of a summer vibe to it, but we couldn’t resist any song that successfully samples The Police. Sting’s vocals are complemented with a pitched up, unrecognizable vocal sample that really brings FOUNDRS “Every Step” remake into 2017 and beyond. There’s a little bit of everything here: electronic synth melodies, vocal chop samples, and a catchy-as-hell drum pattern. Vibe to this.

Tracklist:
Lil Uzi Vert – “XO Tour Life (Luca Lush Lift)”
FOUNDRS – “Every Step”
flor – “warm blood (messyhair remix)”
Elephante – “Plans (Krayon Remix)”
Mako & Rat City – “Run For Your Life (ft. Natalola)”
Naomi August – “Universe”
Machinedrum – “U Betta”
TenYearsGone – “Take Me Home”
Dreweybear – “Follow You (ft. GRAYE)”
Jetlag Girl – “Here We Are”
VALNTN – “Inside Out (ft. NALIYA)”

Launchpad: Chill tunes for chill times

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Sometimes you just want to relax. Well, search no further for a soundtrack to such a mood, this week’s Launchpad playlist has you covered. Narrowing in on the indie electro and nudisco genres, you’ll find a varied collection of electronic productions under soothing, hypnotic vocals. We know it’s not always easy to relax, but hopefully this playlist will help make that happen.

DA Launchpad Selects:

NEW ARTIST ALERT! Los Angeles’ BAER (by way of Taiwan) is one you should watch out for. The singer comes through with an incredibly groovy track on “What Does It Matter,” her first release in a year. BAER clearly has a very talented production team working with her, because every element of the song is top notch, from her vocals to the synth-heavy downtempo production.

Reminiscent of other male-female duos like Sofi Tukker or AlunaGeorge, DAVVN (pronounced “Dawn”) sticks with the proven formula of really strong production combined with haunting, siren-like vocals to round things out. The duo has just released their second single to the public, “Hold This Love” and they’re clearly on to something big.

Tracklist

BAER – “What Does It Matter”
DAVVN – “Hold this Love”
Lanna – “Nobody (feat. Jodi Valentin)”
Chester Lockhart – “Kiss”
Ruby Haunt – “Freeway Crush (Nutrition Remix)”
ELKI – “Thunder”
Mic Raygun – “Just Dream”
Ansible – “Color Me Threatened”
Jack Colwell – “Don’t Cry Those Tears (remake) [feat. Fennesz]”
IVOURIES – “Regret It”
Ani Glass – “Geiriau”
Pho Queue – “Downtight”
Betty Moon – “Life Is But A Dream (Birdee Remix)”

 

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Launchpad: Achieve weekend nirvana with this eclectic playlist

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Launchpad: Achieve weekend nirvana with this eclectic playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

This one’s got a little bit of everything. Electronic music, particularly the heavy-hitting, dark kind, can come in many forms, and this playlist touches on a lot of them. There’s electro, grime, deep house, trap, and more. But you can be sure that pressing play will take you into a zone that only this strain of heavy hitting electronic can. Put it on at the tailgate, the pre-party, or even while you study. Just don’t be surprised if you end up hyped.

DA Launchpad Selects:

While we’re pretty sure there’s no relation to Beyonce, Shanica Knowles’ vocals are a perfect complement to to the longing, epic odyssey-style production of Adam Davenport. Marat Leon’s “My Return Address Is You” remix starts with a singular focus on the siren-esque vocals, and steadily builds to a fever pitch through a drumline-style driving beat that leads into a electro-infused breakdown.

Mikey Ceaser – “Carried Away (prod. by Grabbitz & Ray Volpe)”
We’re all about the cross-genre collaborations, and the Grabbitz and Ray Volpe production on “Carried Away” feels like the ideal platform for hip hop artist Mikey Ceaser to jump on. The build in tempo is backed up by an increasingly frenetic verse delivery from Ceaser leading to  an “I-smell-something-funky” drop that will have you wanting to either start a mosh-pit or be doing 90 on the highway on a motorcycle. Guaranteed.

Tracklist:
Adam Davenport & Shanica Knowles – “My Return Address Is You (Marat Leon Remix)”
Mikey Ceaser – “Carried Away (prod. by Grabbitz & Ray Volpe)”
David Starfire – “Taphon (Defunk Remix)”
Buckley – “Lost”
Stroem – “Babylon (Extended Mix)”
NIMA G – “Primal (Lenny Kiser Remix)”
Kedmiri – “Sky High”
Statik Link – “Kick Tha Funk”
Jaguar Skills – “Reload That (feat. Milli Major)”
KYUSHU – “Lex Trensler”
A$AP FERG – “New Level (Meaux Green Remix)”
FUTURE MAGIC X ELLEVAN – “New To Me (feat. Dez & Prince Rose)”
KRANE & MYRNE – “Monarch”

 

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Launchpad: A dance pop playlist for the festival crowd

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Launchpad: A dance pop playlist for the festival crowd

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

This week’s Launchpad is full of radio-friendly, vocal driven tracks that are perfect to set the mood for the weekend. We’ve seen the lines between Dance music and Pop music blurred more and more over the last few years, and this playlist highlights the variety that can still be generated from these production / vocal combos.

DA Launchpad Selects:

Even the artwork for Papa Ya’s “Outta Here ft. Con Bro Chill” will put a smile on your face. With graphics including a laundry list of things that everyone likes (palm trees, pineapples, booze, and pizza), this song is bound to put you in a good mood. There’s no denying that the chant-like vocals and whimsical melody are catchy. And with 1.1 million streams on Soundcloud, clearly others agree.

The key to a good dance track is a sweet vocal to kick things off. In “Burn” Elly Ray’s vocal shines atop Thomas Hayden and Mr. Saccardo’s bright soundscape. To set itself apart, however, this dance-pop gem sticks to a slightly heavier sound, utilizing synth horns and a deeper vocal key to maintain the groovy quality that makes the song remain danceable.

 


Tracklist:
Papa Ya – “Outta Here (feat. Con Bro Chill)”
HUKY – “Kids of the Sun”
Thomas Hayden x Mr. Saccardo – “Burn (feat. Elly Ray)”
Katelyn Tarver – “What Do We Know Now”
Mansionz – “Wicked (Loote Remix)”
Chloe Lilac – “Reckless”
Ryos – “Where We Are (feat. Karra)”
XLYØ – “BLK CLD (Markquis Remix)”
The Knocks – “Trouble (LIONE Remix)”
Aexcit – “What We Do”
Jason Parris – “Immortals (feat. Beekwilder)”

 

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Launchpad: Finish off summer strong with this house playlist

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This week’s Launchpad is a tribute to the weather, friends, and vibes that come along with any successful summer season. Press play and let this playlist transport you to a weekend day party, time out on the lake, or a late night summer sunset.

DA Launchpad Selects:

From the first notes of Henri’s “Sunshine of Your Love,” you can almost picture this one as the soundtrack to the end of a summer day party. Released by Armada Deep, the silky vocals of Henrietta Tiefenthaler are the perfect complement to this sweet house production.

For those with more of a taste for your vocal-less House music, “Been Busy” is a glitchy yet groovy track by Colin Domigan that’s sure to put anyone in a dancing mood. Filled with all sorts of interesting, unexpected samples, this track should be accompanied by good friends, a packed dance floor, and the release of any inhibitions.


Tracklist:
Henri – “Sunshine of Your Love”
Blinded Hearts – “Candy”
Hambleton – “Back To You”
The Avener – “You Belong (Jetique Remix)”
Without – “Wanta Be”
Tony Vegas – “Soul Mates (Pete Shift Remix)”
DENM – “Lit (Jamie Edge Remix)”
Soulflake – “It’s Only Love (feat. FLYo)”
Dave Audé & JVMIE – “Back 2 Love”
House Of Virus – “I Can (feat. Darrison)”
Skogsberg & Akdogan – “I.W.R”
Brian Busto & Luigi Seija – “Primitive (Dead Space Remix)”
Colin Domigan – “Been Busy”

 

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Launchpad: Amp up your Sunday with this bass-heavy playlist

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This week’s Launchpad is meant to amp up the end of your weekend. Whether you’re going for a run, cleaning the house, or simply just reliving the highs of the weekend, this playlist has you covered.

DA Launchpad Selects:
Quiet Disorder – “Back Once Again”
This basshouse track comes out and smacks you right in your face from the first drop and doesn’t back down.

LUUDE – “Sticky Tape”
Christian Benson from Perth, Australia combines a trap production with some equally heavy bass-infused drops, all while managing to include a vocal sample from Noisa’s “Entangled.”

Tracklist:
Quiet Disorder – “Back Once Again”
Discrete – “Livin’ at Manboo”
Why So Serious – “Familiar”
Cymatics – “Signal (M3RC Remix)”
Satellite Empire – “Thrones (Last Heroes Remix)”
Future Magic x Jilbare x PRZM – “Lawless”
Lukas Oppenheimer – “Vision (feat. Ben Walter)”
EJ – “Take Control of Me (Vion Konger Remix)”
FAKETHIAS – “esc”
Sober Rob – “EMP (feat. Alexander Lewis)”
Inkline – “Carbon Play”
LUUDE – “Sticky Tape”

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Launchpad: Zone Out This Weekend With This Chilled Electronic Playlist

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Launchpad: Spring Break Jams

Launchpad: Zone Out This Weekend With This Chilled Electronic Playlist

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.
This week’s Launchpad is meant to take you somewhere else, out of this crazy world. Put it on, relax, and let your mind be transported.

DA Launchpad Selects:
Kartell – “5 A.M.” 
This Paris-based producer earns our respect for the groovy bassline combined with the array of interjected samples and vocal chops.
einarIndra – “Sweet Honey Flows”
No surprise this one comes from Iceland; you can almost imagine this being recorded in the middle of winter, layered with some James Blake-esque vocals to fill you up with warmth.

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Launchpad: 15 Future Bass jams to soundtrack your weekend

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Launchpad is a playlist series showcasing music we love, hand selected by our staff. The tracks come from both emerging and mainstream artists; it’s all about the quality and the unexpected. If you’d like your music featured in Launchpad, submit it for consideration here.

This week’s Launchpad is all about that bass-heavy summer party music. Whether or not you have “official” time off, we hope this list of tunes will induce the euphoric vibes of summer break.

DA Launchpad Selects:

“Slo Mo” by bordrs. earns our respect for the combination of smooth, almost haunting vocals, with a build that definitely matches the intensity of the chainsaw-heavy levels of the drop.
Rounding out the list, Swedish producer Arc North deftly recruits the punk pop vocals of Dani Rosenoer for a fresh, fast take on the future bass genre with “Onward (Pt. II)”.

 

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