The DA Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand-delivering you with 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.
This week’s playlist features start of the year releases from The xx, Ed Sheeran, and Snakehips. We’ve also highlighted standout new music from Melvv and Dropout, and impressive remixes from Louis The Child, SIKDOPE, and Without You. Additionally, we’ve provided our picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: The xx – Say Something Loving
The xx’s third album, I See, is due out next Friday, January. The LP’s second single, “Say Something Loving,” is certainly more pop-driven then “On Hold,” but is still guided by the band’s stirring aura.
The Breakout Select: Snakehips & MØ – Don’t Leave
Coming into 2017 in rare form, London production outfit Snakehips have fused their urban-electronic flair with dance vocal heavyweight MØ for a blazing crossover single, “Don’t Leave.”
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