The Hot 25: April 21, 2017
The 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 game-changing remixes from ZHU, Sofi Tukker, and Machinedrum; floor-shaking bass cuts from Slumberjack, Valentino Khan, and Pegboard Nerds; and as well as breakout new originals from young-bloods Two Friends, SAKIMA, & Kendl.
Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: Gorillaz – Andromeda (feat. D.R.A.M.) [ZHU Remix]
Originally teased at ZHU’s Ultra Music Festival performance, the veiled figure sparked some buzz after he premiered his then-unreleased remix of the Gorillaz’s “Andromeda.” In typical ZHU fashion, the remix is ominous, bouncy, and built for the dancefloor.
The Breakout Select: Big Wild – Empty Room (Sofi Tukker Remix)
Coming off a Grammy-nomination, the NYC-based duo have been feeding their fans with new originals and now an all new remix of Big Wild’s “Empty Room.” An upbeat combination of reverberating bass and brisk percussion, Sofi Tukker provide a refreshing flip that is exotic yet accessible.
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