The Hot 25: September 15, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week saw cream of the crop crossover releases from KygoMajor Lazer, & San Holo; mind-altering house cuts from Jamie xxYotto, AC Slater; and standout rising stars BUNT., DROELOE, and Howwler.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: U2 & Kygo – You’re The Best Thing About Me

Tropical kingpin Kygo finally releases his power collaboration with Irish super band, U2, for “You’re The Best Thing About Me” that he teased last summer at his Cloud 9 Festival.

The Breakout Select: The xx – On Hold (Jamie xx Remix)

If there is one song you need to listen to this week, it is Jamie xx’s remix of his own band, the xx, song “On Hold.” Pushing the needle back into the indie house spectrum, the British wizard crafts a euphoric assortment of visceral elements that ultimately yields a mind-altering six minute journey.

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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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The Hot 25: September 8, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week saw major releases from ODESZATiesto, & Dillon Francis; mind-shaking remixes Yotto, Jarreau Vandal, & Jerry Folk; and new heat from 3LAU, Bearson, & filous.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: ODESZA – Boy

The only thing you need to listen to is ODESZA’s album, A Moment Apart. While the entire thing from front-to-back is a masterpiece, “Boy” is a standout track from the LP that truly brings fans back to why they love the Seattle duo.

The Breakout Select: Gorillaz – Busted and Blue (Yotto Remix)

The remix train from the Gorillaz’s album may seem never ending, but no one should be complaining as every remix from the body of work has been on point. Finnish wunderkind, Yotto, takes a stab at taking a rather-unknown track from the album, “Busted and Blue,” into his euphoric yet stirring atmosphere.

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The Hot 25: August 25, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week saw impressive releases from heavyweights from deadmau5, Tchami, & Martin Garrix; pumping house cuts from Firebeatz, Mark Knight, & Bicep; and finally, head-turning new originals from young guns Crankdat, It’s Different, & Dropgun.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: deadmau5 – Legendary (ft. SHOTTY HORROH)

Quite possibly the most surprising release of the week, deadmau5 teams up with hip-hop talent, SHOTTY HORROH, for a grungy, urban-electronic number, “Legendary.”

The Breakout Select: Tchami – Don’t Let Me Down

Parisian house maestro, Tchami, came forward with his sophomore EP, Revelations, that featured his festival favorite “Adieu.” Another standout track on the EP, “Don’t Let Me Down,” is a scraping house heater that will surely be on repeat in late night clubs this fall.

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Launchpad: Amp up your Sunday with this bass-heavy 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 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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The Hot 25: August 18, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week’s top tracks come from Kaytranada, Jauz, LCD Soundsystem; innovative remixes from Kill the Zo, Flux Pavilion, and Madison Mars; and finally, some genre-blending originals from Ekali, Malaa, and ZHU.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Gorillaz – Stobelite (ft. Peven Everett) [Kaytranada Remix]

The Gorillaz have been still riding high after their momentous return with their fifth studio album, Humanz, and the LP came with a number of high profile remixes including Baauer, ZHU, Bonobo, and more. To further flex on the album’s remix catalog, Kaytranada steps forth and applies his own twist on the groove-ridden R&B number, “Strobelite,” and the Soulection maestro does not disappoint.

The Breakout Select: Jauz – Alpha

Festival season may be approaching its final week’s of the year, but that won’t stop Jauz. The bass house trailblazer came forth today with a wub-pumping original, “Alpha,” that is sure to electrify crowds from the main stage through the end of this year and into next.

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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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The Hot 25: August 4, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week brought a batch of A-list collaborations from Skrillex & DJ Sliink, KSHMR & Snails, R3HAB & Felix Cartel; stand-out singles from Steve Angello, Rezz, and Bicep; and finally, some weekend-ready remixes from Spencer Brown, SAVI, and Tim Engelhardt.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Steve Angello – Rejoice (feat. T.D. Jakes)

While his most recent activity has been limited outside of his back-to-back weekends at Coachella this year, dance music icon, Steve Angello, returns with two new tracks that are the start of a slew of releases. Out of the two, “Rejoice” stands out for the ex-Swedish House Mafia member’s ability to convey raw power in a seven minute piece that transcends the current trends of electronic dance music. Recruiting T.D. Jakes to provide a groundshaking speech atop of angelic voices and organ chords, Steve Angello once again shows the scene why he has been at the forefront of electronic music culture since the beginning.

The Breakout Select: Bicep – Glue

Underground wunderkinds, Bicep, slide into the tail-end of summer with a break-heavy new single “Glue.” A tad slower than what one might call a club track, the Irish pair balance spastic percussion with ethereal synths and heavenly wails to yield a product that is certainly at the top of our releases for the week.

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The Hot 25: July 7, 2017

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The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks of the week. Whether it’s the hottest or quickest trending tracks, brand new music from your favorite artists, or songs from the unknown that should be landing on your radar, Dancing Astronaut brings you 25 carefully selected records that reflect what’s happening in our world.

The past week saw fiery original releases from Rezz, Paul Oakenfold, and Tchami; major crossover offerings from Zedd, Mura Masa, and AlunaGeorge; as well as under-the-radar gems from Laibert, KOLAJ, and filous.

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Heat of the Week: Rezz – Relax

Rezz’s ascendance from deadmau5 protege to dance music tour de force has been astounding over the past year, but the Niagra Falls-based producer really shook fans up this week with the announce of her unreleased album. “Relax” is the first piece off the LP, and if its any indication of whats to come, Rezz fans should be justifiably excited.

The Breakout Select: Paul Oakenfold & Lizzy Land – Waterfall (Original Mix)

The breakout select goes to one of dance music’s most seasoned veterans, Paul Oakenfold, and his new song “Waterfall” do to his ability to evoke a rush of nostalgia while applying a modern touch.

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