The particular Launchpad is a biweekly series presenting hot new music hand selected by our staff. The tracks during these curated playlists come from both subterranean and mainstream artists that we really like. If you’d like to see your music featured in the Launchpad, you can publish it for consideration here.
This weekend’ s Launchpad is another double edition. Fans associated with Justice, Classixx, Chromeo, and Throttle will get this funky electro disco plus nu disco inspired list. These types of glossy tracks are perfect for pre-Halloween parties and walking with mindset down the street like so.
Highlights: Kicking off this funky list are Los Angeles based funk rockers LUXXURY. The duo pull double duty, in fact , with their recently released single “ So what do Ya Really Want? ” and their Iconique remix. The former is a dreamy disco ballad which taps to the genre’ s formal history plus updates it with crisp creation.
TV Noise’ h slick jam “ Think” incorporates an R& B vocal with a funky, rubber band lead while Submotion Tradition Club brings in the genre’ s experimental side with” Lemaître, ” a driving, electro track with glo-fi vocals layered over a classic 4/4 beat. Last up is Ghassemi’ s sexy, piano-laden jam “ Saturate. ”
Next on this weekend’ s sonic visit is a 13 track deep home playlist. These nuanced tracks detour with the subtler side of house songs with restrained beats and plenty of attitude– think Black Coffee or Lane eight. The tracks in this list are usually perfect for the underground crate diggers and anyone who loves to dance with out moving too much.
Highlights: There’ s a lot to love on this list, with the initial stellar track coming in from Off white Oasis with “ Waiting For Your own Love. ” Vocalist Mae’ t angelic falsetto slinks through the song’ s deep, lush soundscape. Up next, Lindahl’ s ‘ Moody Remix’ turns Phantom Runners’ “ First Time” into a subterranean house jam. The track’ s dreamy levels of echo and distortion are usually underscored by a driving kick and bright textural samples.
SKG’ s “ Respect” is true deep house jam ripped straight from a Jamaican dance hall. It’ s an authentic detour into moombahton territory with the pacing and restraint of the genre’ s best.
Finally, underground label Method Music’ s recent podcast closes out the list. The hour long mix from label collaborator Josimar celebrates the farthest reaches from the genre with electro, techno, and acid house influences throughout.
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