The Hot 25: August 4, 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 brought a batch of A-list collaborations from Skrillex & DJ Sliink, KSHMR & Snails, R3HAB & Felix Cartel; stand-out singles from Steve Angello, Rezz, and Bicep; and finally, some weekend-ready remixes from Spencer Brown, SAVI, and Tim Engelhardt.
Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: Steve Angello – Rejoice (feat. T.D. Jakes)
While his most recent activity has been limited outside of his back-to-back weekends at Coachella this year, dance music icon, Steve Angello, returns with two new tracks that are the start of a slew of releases. Out of the two, “Rejoice” stands out for the ex-Swedish House Mafia member’s ability to convey raw power in a seven minute piece that transcends the current trends of electronic dance music. Recruiting T.D. Jakes to provide a groundshaking speech atop of angelic voices and organ chords, Steve Angello once again shows the scene why he has been at the forefront of electronic music culture since the beginning.
The Breakout Select: Bicep – Glue
Underground wunderkinds, Bicep, slide into the tail-end of summer with a break-heavy new single “Glue.” A tad slower than what one might call a club track, the Irish pair balance spastic percussion with ethereal synths and heavenly wails to yield a product that is certainly at the top of our releases for the week.