The DA Hot 25: February 24, 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 boundary-breaking collaborations from The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, and Zedd. Major Lazer, Alison Wonderland and Lido lead the remix wave with major flips, and newcomers Unlike Pluto, Slaptop, and Justin Caruso made our top selects with their impressive releases. Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: Calvin Harris – Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos)
Calvin Harris took a hard left-turn since his days of “We Found Love” and “Feel So Close” when it was announced he had a collaboration with hipster favorite Frank Ocean and rap stars Migos. The single, “Slide,” is a summer-soaked piece of electronic R&B that is so smooth it’s hard to not appreciate.
The Breakout Select: The Chainsmokers & Coldplay – Something Just Like This
The only way The Chainsmokers could properly unveil their Coldplay collaboration was with a surprise performance at the BRIT Awards with the Chris Martin-lead band. While “Something Just Like This” follows the similar dance-pop path Alex & Drew have rose to stardom with, its undeniable the track is destined to rise to the peak of Top 40.
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