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 Kygo, Major Lazer, & San Holo; mind-altering house cuts from Jamie xx, Yotto, 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.