The Hot 25: June 30, 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 the release of Calvin Harris‘ fifth studio album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, with features from Snoop Dogg, Schoolboy Q, Katy Perry, Kehlani, and more. On top of that, Mura Masa, San Holo, and Seven Lions all released stellar originals in addition to standout remixes from Yotto, Gryffin, & Oliver Heldens.
Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: Calvin Harris – Cash Out (feat. Schoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR, D.R.A.M.)
While Cash Out came in third on our ranked list of Calvin Harris’ new album, the track certainly stood at the top of new tracks that came with the album. Schoolboy Q and PARTYNEXTDOOR succeed in bringing an urban edge to Harris’ 90s hip-hop-inspired instrumental.
The Breakout Select: Mura Masa – Second 2 None (feat. Christine & The Queens) / Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)
Mura Masa’s forthcoming self-titled album could be one of the most anticipated LPs of 2017 with an eclectic yet all-star list of collaborators. The latest peep into the album comes in a dual-sided release with two of music’s most credible acts, Christine & The Queens and Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz.