The Hot 25: October 6, 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 starts off with a fiery edit of Tiesto and KSHMR‘s collaboration, “Harder.” Next, Dillon Francis lends his touch to Halsey’s “Bad At Love” that showcases the commercial side of his production prowess. Additionally, multi-instrumentalist talent Gryffin introduces us to his next radio-primed single “Nobody Compares To You” while fellow rising stars Louis The Child serve up a playful number titled “Right To It” with lyrical assistance from past collaborator Ashe.
For those looking for a wonkier, left-of-center Friday soundtrack, Tokimonsta, DROELOE, and Just A Gent stand out for their flavorful newness. Finally, house heads can enjoy pumping four-on-the-floor cuts from Wolf Story, Bali Bandits, and John Christian.
The Heat of the Week: Ekali – Babylon (feat. Denzel Curry) [Skrillex & Ronny J Remix]
Skrillex has been on a release frenzy as of late between his melodic co-write with PooBear, “Would You Ever,” and heavy remix of Kendrick’s “HUMBLE.” Now, the OWSLA head lends his prolific talent to rising label star Ekali’s urban-electronic, Denzel Curry-assisted single “Babylon” alongsideRonny J. For fans of his “HUMBLE.” remix, this Skrillex flip is the ultimate follow-up.
The Breakout Select: Alpha 9 – Blossom
Arty has been on the come-up with his progressive side project, Alpha 9, and his uplifting new single under the moniker, “Blossom”will be the mid-day pick me up listeners need to carry them into the weekend.