HipHopMagz Dance Chart Upstarts: Throttle, Endor & Lost Kings


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

Throttle, "Dreamer"

Australia native and Los Angeles-based producer Throttle (real name Robbie Bregin) earns his first solo entry on a Billboard chart as "Dreamer" debuts on the Oct. 26-dated Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart at No. 39. Previously, Throttle teamed with Galantis on "Tell Me You Love Me" (No. 36, February 2018). "Dreamer" is drawing airplay on core-dance affiliates, including Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel, KNHC (C89.5) Seattle and SiriusXM's BPM, according to Nielsen Music.

"The idea for 'Dreamer' came together in early 2018 in a studio session with [co-writer] Grace Fulmer," Throttle tells Billboard. "We met for the first time that day and ended up writing the vocal hook over a few basic piano chords. It came right after I said goodbye to someone I loved, so I was in a very nostalgic place. I knew the idea was special but I didn't fully understand it.

"I was lost on where to take the production for months and had almost forgotten about it entirely when, one morning, it just hit me," he recalls. "I had the entire picture painted in my mind, all I had to do was to let it out. The entire production took me about 15 minutes after that and went on to inspire an entire project and new artistic direction for me. Being on the Billboard charts with such a real song is a dream come true."

Endor, "Pump It Up"

UK-based producer Endor (Dan Endor) jumps 26-17 on Dance Club Songs and bows at No. 42 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "Pump It Up." The song, released with only original and extended versions, earned 66,000 U.S. streams in the tracking period week Oct. 17. Endor's first Billboard chart entry initially emerged on Portugal Digital Song Sales (No. 3, Sep. 28). The track covers Danzel's song of the same name, which enjoyed Dance Club Songs success 15 years ago (No. 29, November 2004).

Lost Kings feat. Sevyn Streeter & Luh Kel, "LA & The Parties"

Los Angeles-based DJ duo Lost Kings, consisting of Robert Gainley (Robert Abisi) and Dr. No (Nick Shanholtz), debuts at No. 48 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with "LA & The Parties," featuring Sevyn Streeter and Luh Kel. Kings' ninth appearance, "LA" marks the first each for Streeter and Kel. Streaming powers the song's start, as it earned 451,000 domestic streams in the tracking week. "LA" teases the act's forthcoming EP, Lost Angeles (no release date is set yet); Lost Kings continue their U.S. tour through December.