The DA Hot 25: November 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 playlist features new music from the xx, ATTLAS, and Adventure Club; stellar remixes from Kygo, Alex Metric, Cash Cash; and groove-saturated house from Lee Foss, Giorgio Moroder, and Oliver Heldens. Additionally, we’ve provided our picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: The xx – On Hold
The triumphant return of The xx was certainly a bright spot of this week. The English three-piece announced their forthcoming album, I See You, and released its lead-off single, “On Hold” — the kind of beautiful synthesis of indie and electronic music for which The xx are loved.
The Breakout Select: ATTLAS – Blood Work
Mau5trap favorite, ATTLAS, has shown some serious versatility since launching his artist project, and his new single “Blood Work” truly captures his defining style. The instrumental is a dark and glitchy yet beautifully construed electronic composition, with Chelsea Jade’s vocal performance heightening the track for an altogether impeccable release.
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