Ultra Music‘s annual electronic highlight reel has arrived, and with it, the esteemed imprint succinctly underscores 15 standout records that contributed to dance music’s robust year of production. The diversely bodied Ultra 2020 spans genres, spotlighting records from an array of subgenres.
Ultra 2020 touts house heaters such as MK‘s inescapable “Body 2 Body” and DVBBS and Bridge’s “GOMF.” The compilation album also caters to those with tastes for harder, grittier technics with 4B and Flosstradamus‘ “Blackout” and NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg‘s “Redlight.”
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
Valentino Khan tackles Tchami’s “Rainforest” in his latest remix, and Gryffin teams up with Maia Wright for “Body Back.” Lost Kings tap Marc E. Bassy for “Somebody Out There,” and Adventure Club unveil their Death or Glory Sessions. David Guetta remixes Idris Elba’s “On Life” as Jack Back, and Sullivan King reveals his debut album, including tracks like “If My Eyes Are Vampires (Your Body Is My Sunlight)” with TYNAN. Fox Stevenson, too, has a debut album out on Oct. 18, featuring songs like “All Night,” and Hardwell teams up with Deorro, MAKJ, and Fatman Scoop for “Left Right.” Henry Fong encourages listeners to “Jump Up” with his new single, and Flosstradamus and Megatone deliver “Bounce Back” after premiering the track with DA. Faux Tales has released his ethereal Hiraeth LP, and Madnap and Luma have collaborated on “Faces.” YehMe2 and Wuki “Throw It” on their new collaboration, and vowl. and Brock Wilson jointly release “recluse.” Justin Jay puts his own spin on NGHTMRE and A$AP Ferg’s “REDLIGHT,” and Boombox Cartel and Griff Clawson reveal “All I Want.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
The Him have teamed up with songstress Maria Hazell on their new single, “Found Me,” and AC Slater brings “Final Fantasy” to his own Night Bass with Kaleena Zanders. Hardwell brings the sounds of the season with “Summer Air,” and Vintage & Morelli deliver listeners to the heavens with “Ascension.” SNBRN brings a plethora of new tunes on his new album, Solé, and Henry Fong and Rawtek join force on “IRIE.” Kai Wachi’s new Kannibalen album brings with it enticing collaborations like “Strangers” with Grabbitz, and Alexander Lewis brings the brass with his new single, “Win the War.” Kramder takes to Uprise Music to release his new tune, “No Time To Be,” and Prince Fox keeps “Runnin” through new music. Friction drops his formidable new Disconnected EP, and TWO LANES, too, release a new body of work in their Drifting EP.
Dim Mak’s fashion label made its New York Fashion Week debut in February. The brand showcased a series of looks in its high-end men’s streetwear line, in what would exemplify Dim Mak’s versatility. Just as the models sporting the carefully styled ensembles reconvene on the runway together at a fashion show’s end for one final, exhibitory strut, the Steve Aoki-spearheaded label performs a similar move in its Greatest Hits 2017 compilation, collecting 23 standout tracks for one final stride across 2017’s musical ‘runway.’
Tailored with genre diversity in mind, the sonic design of “Greatest Hits 2017” spans a myriad of different sounds, ranging from mellow future bass bops to high energy trap slammers. Boasting releases from label heavyweights Keys N Krates, BROHUG, Laidback Luke, Henry Fong, and more, “Greatest Hits 2017” is a dynamic reflection of Dim Mak’s 2017 movement.
Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2017: Originals Tracklist 1. Prince Fox “Just Call (feat. Bella Thorne)” 2. Sam F “Limitless (feat. Sophie Rose)” 3. Keys N Krates & KRANE “Right Here” 4. QUIX “Riot Call (feat. Nevve)” 5. BROHUG “Droppers” 6. Borgeous & MORTEN “Hold Up” 7. MAKJ & Max Styler “Knock Me Down (feat. Elayna Boynton)” 8. Laidback Luke & Made In June “Paradise (feat. Bright Lights)” 9. Garmiani “Shine Good (feat. Julimar Santos)” 10. Rain Man & MAX “Do You Still Feel?” 11. KRANE “Nobody But You” 12. Boehm “Outside of the Lines (feat. Laurell)” 13. Viceroy “Improvise (feat.Tom Aspaul)” 14. Not Your Dope “Indestructible (feat. MAX)” 15. Dirtyphonics “Boombox” 16. Riot Ten “Rail Breaker (feat. Rico Act)” 17. Paris Blohm “When The Lights Go Out (feat. LINNEY)” 18. Marnik & Miami Blue “Matador (feat. Marano)” 19. Matroda “BO$$” 20. Henry Fong “Young Hearts (feat. Nyla & Stylo G)” 21. Noise Cans “Standing (feat. ASTR)” 22. Stooki Sound “Burbs (feat. Bok Nero)” 23. Max Styler “Secrets (feat. CXLOE)”
Tritonal totally transforms the backdrop of the song, retaining only the vocals from the original. The duo inserts their signature upbeat sound and an elaborate chord synth progression for the drop, making the track a perfect radio song or club hit.
The progressive house duo has been busy touring and releasing hit release after hit release in 2017, and with this remix drop, they show no signs of stopping in the new year.