The Hot 25: February 23, 2018

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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. Follow to the Hot 25 here to keep up-to-date every Friday.

This week’s playlist saw dance music titans like DJ Snake, David Guetta & Martin Garrix alongside newcomer Brooks, and Dillon Francis take a break from producing radio hits with new originals. Next, UK rising force Sigala teams up with Paloma Faith for their radio-destined new single, “Lullaby.” For the listners of heavier genres, Dr. Fresch and BIJOU employed rap talent Denzel Curry for a screeching new tune called “Revelation.” Finally, this week’s remixes were on point with favorites from Owen Norton, Young Franco, and Crankdat.

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

The Heat of the Week: Wolfgang Gartner & k?d – Banshee

Dancing Astronaut’s breakout artist of the year, k?d, joins forces with electronic dance music legend, Wolfgang Gartner, for their time-traveling, electro thrasher, “Banshee.”

The Breakout Select: Fatboy Slim – Right Here, Right Now (CamelPhat Remix)

Grammy-nominated super producers, CamelPhat, resurrect Fatboy Slim‘s timless classic, “Right Here, Right Now,” adding a pumping four-on-the-floor arrangement and amplifying effects.

Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Amazon Music Unlimited: Which Is Best?

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As more and more competitors get into the music streaming industry, many of today’s music lovers are wondering which service to turn to. With the introduction of Deezer into the US markets, people are still wondering should I be using Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited or even another service altogether? With access to more

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Spotify Close To “Creating Its First Physical Products”

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Spotify’s plan to create its own streaming hardware appears to ramping up, if several recent job postings are any indication. As spotted by Music Ally, a new job opportunity for an “Operations Manager — Hardware Product” lets it be known that the Swedish company is “on its way to creating its … More »

The Hot 25: February 16, 2018

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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. Follow to the Hot 25 here to keep up-to-date every Friday.

This week’s playlist come bearing new originals from favorites like Diplo, David Guetta, Seven Lions, and KSHMR. Illenium and Kill the Noise finally bring their snarling dubstep super-collaboration, “Don’t Give Up on Me,” to life. LA-based production wizard, Hoodboi, introduces a new smoother, sonic identity with “Glide” in conjunction with Tkay Maidza. Piano-smashing duo, The Him, add a dancier, more energetic touch to Kygo‘s “Kids In Love” in their shimmering new remix.

Next, Australian powerhouse, Alison Wonderland, gives us a look into her next album with, “Church.”  Finally, other undercard names that made this week’s round up include OFFAIAH, Robotaki, Lookas, Speaker of the House, Disciples, and more.

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

The Heat of the Week: The Chainsmokers – You Owe Me

The Chainsmokers boldly introduced their post-Memories Do Not Open.. sound with “Sick Boy” earlier this year that steared their project more in the pop direction with a punk twist. Their follow-up piece, “You Owe Me,” continues to boast an emo tinge, however, the drop towards the end of the track is reminiscent of the duo’s past indie-electronic sound.

The Breakout Select: SUMR CAMP – Drop

Originally making their debut with an official remix of Marshmello’s “Silence,” SUMR CAMP continues to open a window into the mystery producer’s sound with “Drop,” a grinding, hypnotic house tune.

Generate unique Spotify playlists with this new browser application

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Spotify premium users can now build their very own algorithmic playlists thanks to a new web-based application, Nelson, that allows users to tweak Spotify’s various inputs and API recommendations.

Spotify’s developer blog goes into depth about the various variables that can be tweaked for a unique experience. Nine items such as acousticness,  danceability, energy, tempo, and valence — which is a measure from 0.0 to 1.0 describing the musical positiveness conveyed by a track — are just a few of the elements that can be changed in Nelson’s selection slider.

Ultimately, these valued selections created a unique playlist incorporating both its user’s slider and selected genre preferences.

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It’s important to remember that the app’s more of a toy and internal project than an actual tool. When selecting “Club,” “Dance,” “EDM,” “Electronic,” “Post-Dubstep,” and the following parameters:
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Tracks from Zedd, Burial, Disclosure, and Avicii all appear on the same playlist.

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It’s hard to say exactly how much these disparate artists will vibe with listeners’ preferences, but Nelson certainly offers an intriguing degree of transparency into the streaming giant’s practices. Try it here.

H/T: The Verge

Apple Music To Overtake Spotify In The United States in 2018

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According to a new report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple Music is closing in on the streaming giant Spotify in the United States. While Apple Music launched in June 2015 and has been adding subscribers in the United States at a monthly growth rate of 5%, Spotify has been falling behind with just 2%

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Apple Music set to outpace Spotify as top music streaming platform in the U.S. by summer

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Watching how the digital streaming platforms’ subscribers race has unfolded over the last half decade is a fascinating study in new digital capitalism. Music streaming platforms have to navigate perhaps the most heated online competition to win their consumers, catalyzing moves like partnering with artists for high-profile releases a la Drake‘s Views on Apple Music, or Kanye West‘s The Life of Pablo Tidal exclusive, to deeply discounted student pricing and inventive co-branding ventures. Chief among the DSPs clawing for your business is Spotify, though in the United States, Apple Music is mounting a steady comeback, and reports show Apple could claim the country’s No. 1 spot as soon as this summer.

According to a report by The Wall Street JournalApple’s U.S. subscriber base is growing at a rate of 5 percent per month, well surpassing Spotify’s 2 percent monthly growth. By this summer, Apple will likely close the gap in subscriber numbers completely. Sources even expounded to WSJ that if official numbers included users in trial periods, Apple Music would already have an edge on Spotify’s subscriber count in the U.S. Considering Apple Music’s launch was less than two years ago, compared to Spotify’s July 2011 U.S. debut, the numbers — even just as projections — are quite impressive.

Analysts believe this rapid rise in Apple Music’s adoption rate is due to all Apple technology coming with the digital streaming platform already pre-loaded on all devices, and the upcoming launch of Apple’s home assistant, the HomePod, could likely reinforce another considerable spike in subscribers.

Despite growing competition from Apple, the Swedish music streaming giant still dominates the top spot globally, boasting 70 million users in its most recent report, compared to Apple Music’s 36 million global tally. However, the momentum shift in the U.S. comes at an interesting moment, with Spotify gearing up for their highly anticipated public stock offering.

As the DSP arms race continues to develop, one thing remains certain: competition is fierce, and it seems that this buyer’s market will only continue to get better.

Apple Music Reportedly On Pace To Overtake Spotify In US

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It won’t be long now until Apple Music is the No. 1 music streaming service in the United States, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal cites people familiar with both companies in reporting that Apple Music’s growth rate for U.S. subscribers has risen to 5 percent, outpacing Spotify’s 2 percent, … More »

The Hot 25: February 2, 2018

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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. Follow to the Hot 25 here to keep up-to-date every Friday.

This week’s playlist highlights new originals from dance staples Armin van Buuren, Steve Aoki, and Zeds Dead. Indie-electronic darlings CHVRCHES emerges with a shimmering new single, “Get Out.” Slushii teams up with serial collaborator and masked friend Marshmello for a pop punk meets future bass in “There x2.” Additionally, Dutch favorite Mike Williams injects a pumping new overcoat to Dada Life‘s “We Want Your Soul.”

Australian favorites Peking Duk continue to take their brand and gritty melodic sound global with “Wanted.”  Finally, other notable releases made the list from Mija, 3LAU, Just Kiddin, Slander, and more.

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

The Heat of the Week: Chromeo – Bedroom Calling (feat. The-Dream)

Funk masters, Chromeo, take the wheel and supply fans with a time travel back to the disco era with “Bedroom Calling.” Fun, sexy, jubilant, “Bedroom Calling” is a quintissential  Chromeo track and is polished off with a feature The-Dream.

The Breakout Select: Axwell / Ingrosso – Dreamer (Alpha 9 Remix)

Arty made major strides when he started to focus on his progressive alias Alpha 9, and this week, he applies his euphoric touch to Axwell / Ingrosso‘s aptly titled monster, “Dreamer.”

Inverness deals positive vibes on new remix of Lauv’s ‘Paris In The Rain’

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From making beats in his Illinois bedroom to performing at EDC New York a few years ago, Inverness has caught the attention of the right people in the right places. His debut single “Working On You” not only scored a spot on Spotify‘s coveted New Music Friday playlist, but also caught wind on the Viral 50 chart, leading to official remixes for RL Grime and more.

His new remix of Lauv‘s track “Paris In The Rain” is definitely one to vibe with, as the former NYU student compliments the vocals with light claps, plucked violin samples, smooth synths, and an overall assortment of feel-good sounds. This production style is bound to turn some heads as Inverness prepares for a debut EP release later in 2018.