The DA Hot 25: January 13, 2017
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 major singles from The Chainsmokers, Bonobo & Nick Murphy, and the xx. We’ve also highlighted a few playful cuts from Seven Lions, Big Wild, and Morgan Page & Steve James, as well as hard-hitting releases from Diplo & Autoerotique, Slumberjack, and Ekali. Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: The Chainsmokers – Paris
After breaking the charts in 2016, The Chainsmokers are not taking any time off in attempting to continue their domination of the crossover space between dance music and the mainstream. While “Paris” is quite possibly the duo’s most pop-oriented single to-date, Drew successfully carries the track’s vocals by himself with the uncredited help of Emily Warren.
The Breakout Select: Bonobo & Nick Murphy – No Reason
Two of electronic’s most forward-thinking names, Bonobo & Nick Murphy, allow their creative minds to synthesize and yield a refreshing gem, “No Reason.”
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