The DA Hot 25: August 3, 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 brought head-turning releases from The Chainsmokers, Martin Garrix, and Flosstradamus; sugary crossover gems from Slushii, Bunt, and Young Bombs; and mind-altering deep cuts from Bobby Nourmand, Tale of Us, and Friend Within. Additionally, we’ve provided our picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: The Chainsmokers – Closer (feat. Halsey)
The Chainsmokers have undeniably perfected the crossover, dance-pop hit formula between “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down,” however, Friday marked their most monumental release yet with “Closer” featuring Halsey and Drew’s lead vocal debut. “Closer” has already hit #1 on iTunes in the US and Canada.
The Breakout Select: Jack Ü – Mind (feat. Kai) [Oshi Remix)
UK rising star, Oshi, has been the latest young name tapped by OWSLA’s fearless leader, Skrillex, and Oshi decided to take a stab at flipping his teacher’s track “Mind” with Diplo. The future star utilizes an array of downtempo yet striking percussion and bass chords to refresh the Jack Ü favorite.
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