The DA Hot 25: July 27, 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 saw major global records from the likes of Major Lazer and Justin Bieber, Skrillex and Rick Ross, Macklemore and Netsky, as well as electro-pop treats from ATTLAS, k?d, Pierce Fulton, and late-night underground cuts from Gorgon City, Justin Jay, and Hot Since 82. Additionally, we’ve provided our picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: Major Lazer – Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ)
Major Lazer and MØ had quite the task following up “Lean On” after it was deemed the most streamed song on Spotify ever. Enter “Cold Water,” their next global hit, which has already topped Spotify’s global 50 chart in 4 days.
The Breakout Select: Gorgon City – Zoom Zoom (feat. Wyclef Jean)
Although they are undeniably an influential force in the house scene, Gorgon City’s tribal joint effort with Wyclef Jean truly stood out amongst releases within the past week. Full of reggae, afro-house, and underground elements, this is one of Gorgon City’s most eclectic releases to date.
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