Billboard Dance Chart Update [10.24.15]


Subsequent to last week’s #1* dance charter for Bob Sinclar ft Dawn Tallman we’re über pleased to confirm BIG Billboard moves for Rob Thomas (#15*) Matthew Koma (#22*) Faithless (#24* Power Pick) Assia Ahhatt ft Chris Cox (former Breakout) and ZHU ft AlunaGeorge (#2 Breakout) with Jane Badler (mixed by Tom Stephan) scheduled to debut next week and Ce Ce Peniston coming soon! And for a complete listing of all singles on the newest Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Top 50 chart please below.




En route to what could be his fourth consecutive Top 10 Billboard dance chart  single, the Matchbox 20 lead singer with the BOTTAI + DJ RIDDLER + HIIO remixes jumps from #21* to #15*


ASSIA AHHATT FT CHRIS COX  ‘6 O’Clock In The Morning

(Seize The Day Ent – Import)


Following last week’s BREAKOUT, the Ukrainian dance pop artist – with the CHRIS COX remixes – is on schedule for a mid-October Billboard Top 50 Debut



(Big Beat / RCA)


Remixed by AVICII + FEDDE LE GRAND + ARMAND VAN HELDEN the 1995 UK dance classic makes it’s US presence known from #38* HOT SHOT DEBUT to #24* POWER PICK


(Me Jane Music Import – Australia)


As the TOM STEPHAN versions prepare the ‘Mission Impossible’ and ‘V’ actrress/singer for her Billboard dance chart debut, PRO MOTION releases the import RIGGER remixes





Courtesy of remixes by TIM GUNTER + MOTI + THE KNOCKS this debut solo single by the former guest vocalist for Hardwell + Tiësto and Zedd gains 7 more positions to #22*


(Columbia Records)


Within 5 days of PRO MOTION-al release, the furtive DJ/remixer/producer/artist’s follow up to his #1* ‘Faded’ locks down the #2 BREAKOUT




Carl Cox Residency at Space Ibiza Ends

After a 15-year residency at the world renowned Space Ibiza, Carl Cox is calling it quits, highlighted by an interview with DJ Mag: “Next year will be my last year at Space Ibiza, so please do not miss a single night if you can, very special line-ups for 15 weeks. Watch this space…”

Coxy’s residency has been marked by quality track selections and incredible energy, solidifying Space as one of the biggest clubs in the world. The undisputed king of Ibiza will surely remain on the White Isle, but this still feels like the end of a momentous chapter in dance music.

Check out Carl Cox performing at his residency at Space Ibiza earlier this year.


Eminem Pays Tribute to Tupac in Emotional ‘Paper’ Essay

Eminem paid tribute to the legendary Tupac Shakur in a personal essay he dictated to Paper as part of the magazine’s “Nowstalgia” issue.  Eminem reflects on his first introduction to Tupac on “I Get Around” with Digital Underground when he was in his late teens, leading Eminem to find Tupac’s first album 2Pacalypse Now and making a lifelong fan of him. “He was taking things further than a lot of rappers at the time — pushing it to the next level as far as giving feeling to his words and his music,” writes Eminem.  

Paper‘s October issue also includes an essay by Kendrick Lamar paying tribute to Easy-E and a Swizz Beatz tribute to the Notorious B.I.G., which has not yet been released. The magazine hits newsstands Oct. 20.

Read Eminem’s full  tribute to Tupac here.

Ciara’s Rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black”

Vin Diesel’s latest action film, The Last Witch Hunter, isn’t due out till October 23, but you can listen to Ciara‘s new song from the official soundtrack now. R&B’s still-reigning princess serves up a dark, soulful rendition of the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black.”

Though the song wasn’t on Ciara’s radar previous to when Universal approached her, she told Rolling Stone, “[the song] was actually a sound I’ve always wanted to play with, and it just didn’t get any better than being able to cover a Rolling Stones song. I feel like it pushes the edge and the limit for me, in reference to what people probably expect from me. So this was so many cool things in one. It was a huge honor, and then creatively I just got to really have some fun that I don’t usually do in my music.”

Ciara will hit the road again in support of her latest album Jackie, starting next month.

Flashback Friday Video : Faithless ‘God Is A DJ’

Records by the British group Faithless, “God Is a DJ” was released in August 1998 as the lead single from their album, Sunday 8PM. The title reached #6 in the United Kingdom and #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart for one week in September of the same year.

Written by Maxi Jazz, Rollo, Sister Bliss and Jamie Catto, Faithless won a BRIT Award for Best British Act in 1999 for their work on this song and other LP tracks. And Billboard claimed that many people involved with dance music thought that “God Is a DJ” should have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Recording of 1998.

The song re-entered the UK chart in 2005 following the release of Forever Faithless and reached #66.

In support of the act’s 20th anniversary RCA Records recently released the Avicii, Fedde Le Grande, and original Armand Van Helden remix of the Faithless classic ‘Insomnia’ which is this week’s #24* Power Pick Billboard dance chart single.

Kurt Cobain’s Somber Cover of the Beatles’ ‘And I Love Her’

Recently, it was announced that a solo album of unearthed material from Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain was to be released to coincide with Brett Morgen’s Emmy-nominated documentary, Montage of Heck. Among the material, which includes early demos of Nirvana songs as well as unheard originals, is a cover of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her.”

While talking to Rolling Stone, Brett Morgen said, “Nobody in Kurt’s life—not his management, wife, bandmates—had ever heard his Beatles thing.” Morgen said that he found the cover on a “random tape,” and that he was surprised to hear it considering that Cobain was once quotes as saying, “I like The Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney

Look for the Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings soundtrack out Nov. 13 on Universal with the “And I Love Her,” “Sappy” 7″ to follow Nov. 20.

Hear Cazzette’s Spotify Session, Live from NYC

Responsible for the infectious dance anthems “Beam Me Up” and “Sleepless”, Swedish duo Cazzette recently stopped by Spotify in New York City to put on a exclusive live studio session. 

Performing cuts from Desserts such as “Genius”, the duo also invited collaborators from their EP, Terri B, The High, and Sterling Fox to assist them for the live renditions of both new and older material. Listen to it below.

Video Premier: ZHU Featuring Aluna George “Automatic”

After teasing us earlier this week with animated visuals from his highly anticipated Bone-Thugs collaboration “Hold Up, Wait A Minute”, the anonymous DJ/Producer is back with the release of the official video for his lead single “Automatic” featuring AlunaGeorge.

In cryptic ZHU fashion, the film noir starts as we follow a brunette walking slowly in seedy parts of a unidentifiable city. The dramatic buildup continues, as a car begins tailing her while watching two mysterious men swapping an envelope. The drop happens at 1.27 in this video version and the story unfolds rapidly all the way to the nocturnal sax breakdown.

The cinematic feel of this video is brilliantly executed, along with the espionage style storyline. The ending leaves us wanting to know more about who this girl is and what her destiny will be. We are keeping our fingers crossed, hoping ZHU will continue where he left off in his next video installment from the Genesis Series.

Mr. Hudson Returns With “Dancing Thru It”

We all know Mr. Hudson’s voice from Jay-Z’s Alphaville rework, “Young Forever”. Since then the G.O.O.D. Music collaborator has been on a bit of a hiatus on the solo end,  actively working in the studio with Janelle Monáe and Duran Duran. Today Mr. Hudson is finally back with “Dancing Thru It” and it feels like he ever left us.

The UK singer-songwriter premiered the smooth uptempo track over at Pigeons & Planes where he told them, “I’ve got few bangers ready on the laptop. I’d like to get a few tracks out by the end of the year.”

Rihanna’s New Album Is Called ‘Anti’

Rihanna has been the center of media attention these past couple of months. In July she dropped the video for “Bitch Better Have My Money“, shortly after she covered The Fader‘s 100th anniversary issue followed up by the incredible cover story for Vanity Fair.  All along though we’ve been wondering about her next album. Now, it finally looks like we have some news.

Last night, RiRi held an intimate party in Los Angeles, where she disclosed some information regarding her eighth studio album, titled ANTI. The forthcoming album has still yet to receive a release date, but its front and back artwork was unveiled. Contemporary artist Roy Nachum and inlay designer Chloe Mitchell have inscribed seven poems into the LP artwork in Braille. They will accompany an equal number of oil paintings by Nachum. Take a look at the artwork below, courtesy of The FADER.

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