The Hot 25: January 5, 2018

is the definitive playlist series running through dance music culture and hand­-delivering you the essential tracks 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 kicks f 2018 with a number blazing original works from , & , and  & . continues the cascade single releases from his forthcoming debut album with the title track, “Overload,” full snarling synths and stabbing bass. Amongst this week’s best remixes, gives and s “Dancing On The Moon” a frothy spin while takes and ‘s “So Far Away” into pumping house territory. Next, re-emerges with a downtempo indie-electronic gem, “Hand It Over.” Finally, rising newcomer, , continues to impress with his extraterrestrial single, “Do It To Me.”

The Heat the Week: Lane 8 – Coming Back To You (ft. J.F. July)

Euphoric house guru, Lane 8, opens up another page to his upcoming debut LP, Little by Little, with “Coming Back To You.” To keep it simple, the track is gorgeous, uplifting, atmospheric, and makes us even more excited for the full album.

The Breakout Select: Ekali & ZHU – Blame

Canadian trap whiz, Ekali, just wrapped up his major North America tour with many sold out shows and does not slow down heading into the new year with a haunting collaboration alongside ZHU called “Blame.”

Additionally, we’ve provided our top picks from within The DA Hot 25, highlighting two standout tracks.

The Hot 25: January 5, 2018