The Hot 25: February 16, 2018
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. Follow to the Hot 25 here to keep up-to-date every Friday.
This week’s playlist come bearing new originals from favorites like Diplo, David Guetta, Seven Lions, and KSHMR. Illenium and Kill the Noise finally bring their snarling dubstep super-collaboration, “Don’t Give Up on Me,” to life. LA-based production wizard, Hoodboi, introduces a new smoother, sonic identity with “Glide” in conjunction with Tkay Maidza. Piano-smashing duo, The Him, add a dancier, more energetic touch to Kygo‘s “Kids In Love” in their shimmering new remix.
Next, Australian powerhouse, Alison Wonderland, gives us a look into her next album with, “Church.” Finally, other undercard names that made this week’s round up include OFFAIAH, Robotaki, Lookas, Speaker of the House, Disciples, and more.
Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.
The Heat of the Week: The Chainsmokers – You Owe Me
The Chainsmokers boldly introduced their post-Memories Do Not Open.. sound with “Sick Boy” earlier this year that steared their project more in the pop direction with a punk twist. Their follow-up piece, “You Owe Me,” continues to boast an emo tinge, however, the drop towards the end of the track is reminiscent of the duo’s past indie-electronic sound.
The Breakout Select: SUMR CAMP – Drop
Originally making their debut with an official remix of Marshmello’s “Silence,” SUMR CAMP continues to open a window into the mystery producer’s sound with “Drop,” a grinding, hypnotic house tune.