Dancing Astronaut’s Top Tracks of May 2017
Every month, Dancing Astronaut compiles the top songs from the past 30 days into a single Spotify playlist. Vetted and considered by our cross-continental editorial staff, these are the best singles, remixes, and original tracks to have surfaced in the past month.
May very well may have been the most momentous month for new electronic music thus far in 2017. Over the last month, influential tastemakers from all ends of the dance music spectrum showed up in rare form. Skrillex teamed up with Habstrakt to provide his first original single of the year, “Chicken Soup,” while RL Grime made his illustrious return with the epic instrumental “Reims.” Meanwhile, Flume recruited frequent musical partner Kucka to complete his second run of Skin companion work with the soothingly rough “Hyperreal.”
Collaborations abounded in May as well, particularly in the crossover space between rap, pop, and dance music. Mura Masa and Desiigner’s “All Around The World” achieved popularity befitting of its name, while Calvin Harris tapped Future and Khalid to put forth “Rollin,” the third single from his forthcoming album. Further delving into the month’s many collaborations, Feed Me epically reunited with Kill The Noise to release the Anjulie-assisted “Crazy Maybe” as part of his Existential Crisis EP.
However, the most stirring releases of May arguably came in the form of remixes. Most notably, Pleasurekraft remixed “Tarantula” to celebrate its seven-year anniversary, transforming their seminal hit into a ferocious techno masterpiece which has since claimed the number one spot on Beatport’s overall charts. Dixon put forth one of the darkest releases of the year with his utterly nefarious remix of Chloé’s “The Dawn.” Boys Noize aroused Ed Banger fans around the world with by reworking Justice’s “RANDY” into a steller fusion of electro, disco, and techno.
Check out Dancing Astronaut‘s entire Top Tracks of May below: