The Hot 25: October 27, 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.
This week’s playlist comes in strong with radio-ready singles from Marshmello and Kygo. Next, Porter Robinson emerged for the first time since “Shelter” with a side project called Virtual Self and offers up the first song under the moniker, “EON BREAK.” Additionally, Kayzo & Slander team up for a fiery bass-driving collaboration called “Holy,” while the two legends Carl Cox and Nile Rogers provide one of the week’s most unexpected joint efforts with “Beat the Track.”
The Heat of the Week: Ghastly – I’ll Wait
While Ghastly has built his brand off 808-pounding bass house and dubstep cuts, the Arizona-bred producer has recently been stepping out into new genre spaces and continues his experimentation with new original “I’ll Wait.” Highly melodic and loaded with grandiose synths, Ghastly shines in his ability to show fans a more emotional side to his sound.
The Breakout Select: Mansionair – Astronaut
The point of The Breakout Select is to showcase one track each week that unexpectedly wows us, and Mansionair earns the honor this week with “Astronaut.” A sublime piece of indie-electronic instrumentation complemented with a pacific vocal topline, the Australian trio even channel some Daft Punk inspiration with a funk-tinged vocoder in the chorus.