The DA Hot 25: May 11, 2016
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 selections include new singles from heavyweights like Dillon Francis, Sebastian Ingrosso, and A-Trak; mind-numbing ambient gems from James Blake, Tourist, and Jai Wolf; and spine-tingling future bass from Gryffin & Manila Killa, Prince Fox, and Audien. Additionally, the greatest ears in dance music will make bold picks within The DA Hot 25, each week highlighting two featured tracks:
The Heat of the Week: Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE – Need You
Dillon Francis is always looking to collaborate with the best of the best, and since NGHTMRE rapidly became a force within the bass scene over the past year, it was only a matter of time before the two jumped into the studio. The fruit of their labors, “Need You,” presents a synthesis of Francis’ moombahton expertise and NGHTMRE bass creativity that was recently accompanied by a hilarious music video in which DJ Dillon Francis is the star.
The Breakout Select: Prince Fox – Fragile (feat. Hailee Steinfeld)
Having proven his ability to flawlessly fuse future bass arrangements with catchy pop vocals countless times, Prince Fox was just waiting for the right topline to showcase his future pop brand in full original form. Tapping Taylor Swift squad member, Hailee Steinfeld, for her lyrical touch, the NYC producer released his biggest original to-date, “Fragile,” and earned the spot of The Breakout Select.
Tune in each Wednesday, exclusively on Apple Music, where The DA Hot 25 debuts weekly on our curator page.