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.
Above & Beyond kick off New Music Friday in fine fashion with their new single, “Distorted Truth.” Tommy Trash and i_o unleash their much-anticipated collaboration, “Let Me Go,” and Medasin returns with his first original of 2019, “Mr. Skitters.” Diplo and Octavian make an impeccable team on “New Shapes,” as do Feed Me and Rosie Doonan on “Feel Love.” Hardwell and Dannic unveil “Chase The Sun,” and Au5 rounds out his two-track Energize EP with “Activate.” The Chainsmokers bring another pop-inspired number via “Who Do You Love” with 5 Seconds of Summer, and David Guetta, Brooks, and Loote gear up for festival season with “Better When You’re Gone.” Quintino can’t be brought down in his new single, and Pixel Terror return to Monstercat with “Ultima.” Tisoki delivers a fresh remix of Party Favor‘s “Blame,” and Jay Hardway takes off into the atmosphere with “Aliens.” R3HAB joins forces with Icona Pop for “This Is How We Party,” and Darude and Sebastian Rejman craft a euphoric dance number in “Release Me.”
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.
Party Favor has demonstrated his versatility as a music producer over the course of the past several years. He’s started 2019 by throwing it back to his earlier years with new release “2012,” out now on Mad Decent. The track is inspired by the sounds that were coming out around that time, and the producer aptly titled the record thanks to the sonic elements that reminded him of the sounds that helped kickstart his musical journey as a touring artist.
2012 is the year he started touring, and the track itself is a worthy party-starter with a commanding tone and dance-inducing melody. The listener takes a journey back in time to the early days of the EDM movement, as chanting vocals grow louder and a clapping bass slap builds into pulsing trap synths.
Back in the Tomorrowworld days, I stumbled across a stage in the woods and was taken aback by a sound that I had not yet been exposed to. I sat on a small hill beside the stage and felt a tingling sensation sent from my nose to my eardrums. Weird description I know. I’m not
Approximately one year after the track’s release, Destructo aka, Gary Richards, has released an official video for “Loaded” featuring Memphis rapper, Yo Gotti. Crowned for tracks like 2016’s “Down In the DM” and 2017’s “Rake It Up” (illustriously remixed by Diplo and Party Favor), Gotti stood as the ideal candidate for another G-house-meets-hip-hop hybrid. The pair seemed to have seen it fitting to honor the holiday party season by giving the record an off-the-wall visual.
Directed by Tuck Tripp as a WorldStarHipHop exclusive, the video trails a distorted camera view of an irreverent, explosive Hollywood house party. There’s some additional, brightly colored animation at work, simulating the trails and hazy visual encircling of a hallucinogenic experience.
From curating a stacked lineup at his inaugural LA-housed All My Friends Music Festival, to collaborating with Chris Lake, Richards has made a lot of noise in 2018. He’s due to kick off the new year with his Let’s Be Friends Again tour.
Party starting comes with the territory for Party Favor. It’s literally in his name. The production guru’s latest rowdy output “Circle Up” finds the booty-shaking producer teaming up with vocalist Bipolar Sunshine for what can only be described as a trippy tropical oasis. The tribal-influenced percussion here is undeniably fun, paired with a dance-hall aesthetic bustling with reggaeton influences and Bipolar’s iconic voice. The amalgamation of multiple genres into one delightfully bouncy and summer stylized production will almost make you forget that winter is well on its way.
Unless you live in Los Angeles, in which case, put your windows down, your volume up, and blast this bad boy for the rest of us.
Now, on October 26, one of his most anticipated shows of the year has arrived, as Gritti will take the stage with Valentino Khan and Dillon Francis at Light & Life’s Halloween Warehouse 2018. To prime attendees for what should be a freaky night in the depths of Brooklyn, Gritti has curated an Orbit Spotify playlist exclusively for DA.
The selection includes hard-hitting tracks from his current rotation, including favorites from his Drive EP, the Boombox Cartel and Flosstradamus team-up “ID,” “Crystal Eyes” from Ekali‘s 2018 debut EP, and more.
Recently, DJ-producer, Party Favor has released a new track with popular vocalist, Bipolar Sunshine, titled “Circle Up.” The new dance moving music piece will have you going wild, reminiscing on some of your summer’s wildest parties. “Circle up” is filled with hard basslines as well as some reggaeton instrumentals, making it a dance-worthy track. You
What’s better than one surprise Party Favor release? Five.
The trap tastemaker powers the sound of summer’s end with his free, five-track edit pack, Keke Don’t Love You But Party Favor Does. The downloadable offering boasts Party Favor’s previously teased remixes of “Original Don” and “Rolex,” which make their arrival among the producer’s “Whistle Remix,” “Jaguar Remix,” and “Booty Bounce Edit.”
Party Favor fans can download the edit pack, here.