HipHopMagz Dance Chart Upstarts: Bode, Marc Stout, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and More


Each week, 'Billboard' Dance looks at songs and albums rising on 'Billboard's dance charts.

Bode feat. Tanya Lacey, "Missing"

Dutch DJ/producer Bode (real name Boris Deckers) debuts at No. 39 on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated July 20) with "Missing," featuring singer Tanya Lacey. The track is Bode's first Billboard chart hit, while Lacey earned prior chart success as featured on Loick Essien's "How We Roll," which hit No. 2 on the Official U.K. Singles chart in 2011.

"Missing" is drawing airplay on core-dance outlets including KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, SiriusXM's BPM and Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel, according to Nielsen Music.

Bode tells Billboard, "I remember going to London for the first time last summer to work on new music. I arrived super-early in the morning and decided to do a bit of sightseeing before going into the session. I've always been really inspired by what comes out of the UK, especially music-wise, and wanted to do something with that.

"The house scene has always been huge there. We tried to capture that sort of nostalgic feeling, but also make it sound fresh. Tanya is just an amazing vocalist and so easy to vibe with. The whole melody and lyrics came together so quickly and her voice and instrumental just melted together. This track is special to me. It's uplifting and happy, but at the same time it hits the soul."

Marc Stout feat. Jessica Sutta, "Our Song Comes On"

Las Vegas-based DJ Marc Stout surges to his first Billboard top 10, pushing 14-9 on Dance Club Songs with "Our Song Comes On," featuring former Pussycat Doll Jessica Sutta. Although Stout is a prolific remixer, "Song" serves as his first Billboard appearance as an artist. The track, a cover of Kristina Marie's 2012 original, which spent six weeks atop the Canada Emerging Artists list, was remixed by Kue, Ralphi Rosario and Erick Ibiza, and Tony Arzadon, among others.

"Song" is Sutta's ninth Dance Club Songs hit as a solo act (a sum that includes four No. 1s); The Pussycat Dolls scored six No. 1s in 2005-09.

"Jessica and the song presented itself to me at a time when I could relate to the lyrics in a big way," Stout tells Billboard. "The song spoke to me, and Jessica sounded great on the scratch demo. I've been waiting to do an original but it had to be the right time and feel. This had both and I immediately knew how to tackle the production."

Sutta adds, "The song spoke to me deeply, about reminiscing about a past love and how every time a certain song comes on, it brings you right back to all the experiences you had with that person. I feel like that's so relatable. Marc produced a sleek pop-dance track that still kept its intensity and sincerity as a love song, but with a wicked beat that makes you want to dance. I love this song and hope it mends any hearts that are broken. Music is the ultimate healer."

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros & Natti Natasha, "Instagram"

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee, Afro Bros and Natti Natasha debut on four Billboard charts with "Instagram." Another among a host of hits for the bulk of the acts, the track is the first Billboard chart entry for Afro Bros. New at No. 30 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, "Instagram" earned 1.2 million U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week, the latter figure good for starts on Latin Rhythm Digital Song Sales (No. 4), Latin Digital Song Sales (No. 6) and Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (No. 8).

"Instagram" follows K-pop act Dean's like-titled track, which hit No. 20 on World Digital Song Sales in January 2018. In terms of other social networking sites doubling as song titles, Frank Ocean drew likes for his 2016 song "Facebook Story."