The Hot 25: June 2, 2017
The Hot 25 is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand-delivering you 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.
The past week saw high-profile collaborations between RL Grime and Miguel, Cashmere Cat and Halsey, and the all-star combination of Major Lazer, Quavo, and Camila Cabello. Also in the spotlight were broadly-reaching remixes from NGHTMRE & Rickyxsan, Goldroom, and Tritonal. Furthermore, Duke Dumont and Gorgon City, um.., and Bakermat and Kiesza all provided notable original singles over the course of last week.
Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: Galantis – Hunter (NGHTMRE & Rickyxsan Remix)
It’s safe to say that, in 2017, NGHTMRE is no longer a “rising star,” but has become a bona fide influencer in the trap and bass music realms. This week, heavily-inclined artist made headlines for his and Rickyxsan’s collaborative remix of Galantis’ latest single, “Hunter.” Formidable, abrasive, and complex, the two producers’ razor-sharp revision of the melodic track stood out as the most widely-discussed contribution to the official “Hunter” remix EP.
The Breakout Select: um.. – Their Are to Kinds of People
As um.., Ben Bruce and Dylan Gold revel in unsettling people with their meticulously disorganized brand of experimental bass music. The duo’s latest release, the frustratingly-named “Their Are to Kinds of People,” continues their longstanding tradition of flouting the status quo. Menacing and deliberately disjointed, “Their Are to Kinds of People” is yet another deliriously engaging piece in the bizarre canon of um…