HipHopMagz Dance Chart Upstarts: Feenixpawl, Bob Moses & Orbital


Each week, Billboard Dance appears at songs & albums rising on Billboard’s dance charts.

Feenixpawl feat. Mikayla, "Neon Sky"

Melbourne, Australia native DJ/producer duo Feenixpawl (Aden Forte and Josh Soon) rises a rung in its second week on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Sept. 29) with "Neon Sky," that includes singer Mikayla (33-32). It's the fourth chart hit for the Los Angeles-based Feenixpawl and the primary Billboard chart look for Mikayla. Meanwhile, Feenixpawl's breakthrough, "In My Mind" (with Ivan Gough and that includes Georgi Kay), which reached No. 24 in August 2012, is again on the chart, additionally in its second week, as a remake by Dynoro and Gigi D'Agostino (27-20).

"Neon" takes the whole lot of its airplay from three core-dance associates, SiriusXM's BPM, iHeartRadio's Evolution community (as monitored on WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida) and Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel, in keeping with Nielsen Music.

"'Neon Sky' is a particular tune for us that we had been sitting on for some time," Feenixpawl tells Billboard. "We had been performing some writing with Clara Mae and, when she despatched us the a cappella demo for 'Neon Sky,' we immediately knew there was one thing right here. We began engaged on this tune at a time when a variety of digital artists have been experimenting with new sound instructions and we actually wished to remain true to our progressive roots. Writing emotional, euphoric melodies is what we've all the time executed, and this was the proper vocal to suit our sound. We are so pleased with the way it turned out and we've cherished performing it at our reveals all over the world."

Bob Moses, Battle Lines

Vancouver, B.C.-bred and Brooklyn, New York-based DJ/manufacturing duo Bob Moses (Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance) enters Top Dance/Electronic Albums at No. eight with Battle Lines. The follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning debut Days Gone By (No. 9, February 2016), Battle lined up four,000 equal album models in its first week. With three,000 from conventional album gross sales, the set begins at No. three on Dance/Electronic Album Sales.

Plus, Battle observe "Back Down" turns into the act's highest-charting entry on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, bowing at No. 44. "Back" earned 255,000 U.S. streams and offered 1,000 downloads within the monitoring week ending Sept. 20. In June, Bob Moses hit No. 47 on the checklist with one other Battle tune, "Heaven Only Knows."

Orbital, Monsters Exist

English act Orbital (brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll) lands on a Billboard chart for the primary time since 2004, debuting at No. 24 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums with Monsters Exist. The set earned 2,000 equal album models; with over 90 p.c from conventional album gross sales, Monsters scares up a No. 5 entrance on Dance/Electronic Album Sales. That's the very best place for the heritage DJ duo, besting The Altogether (No. eight, 2001) and Blue Album (No. 9, 2004). Simultaneously, Monsters opens on Heatseekers Albums (No. 9), the Official U.Ok. Albums Chart (No. 12) and Independent Albums (No. 32).

Orbital circled Dance Club Songs within the '90s, launching three hits: "Chime" (No. 23, 1992), "Halcyon" (No. 33, 1993) and "Are We Here?" (No. 38, 1995). Also in 1995, the act remixed Madonna's "Bedtime Story" single, a No. 1 hit for Madonna that May (and a model that she would revisit for her 2004 Re-Invention World Tour). Orbital is taking Monsters on tour in Europe by December and to New Zealand and Australia by March.