Back in March of this year, The DA Hot 25 was conceived with the sole purpose of providing a weekly snapshot of the dance music landscape for our readers and listeners. Updated each week for over thirty weeks, The DA Hot 25 has become a premier destination for dance music fans to discover new music as well as listen to tracks from their favorite artists.
The playlist series consistently highlights two tracks, The Heat of the Week and The Breakout Select. The former offers our take on the biggest release of the week, while the latter, The Breakout Select, highlights a track highlights the work of an up-and-comer or less established artist.
To prepare for the The DA Hot 25’s impending 2017, we’ve created a compilation of all the Heats of the Week and Breakout Selects from 2016. From past of Heat of the Week’s like Justice’s “Randy,” The Chainsmokers’ “Closer,” and Sasha’s remix of “Innerbloom” to Breakout Selects from Snakehips, Mura Masa, and Mont Blvck, this playlist is a snapshot of 2016 and the great music that surfaced throughout the year.