Niiko x SWAE featuring Celine Farach, "Run This Town"
Los Angeles-based DJ/producer duo Niiko (real name Nikolaus Becker) and SWAE (Mark Manchester) swing 41-33 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart (dated March 17) with "Run This Town." Featuring vocals from Celine Farach, "Run" is the first Billboard chart hit for both acts. The future bass original was remixed by Baltic Ave, Dirty Disco and Riddler, among others.
SWAE tells Billboard, "'Run This Town' was inspired by our love and nostalgia for our hometown of Newport Beach, California. The anthem aims to spark the same emotion and empowerment of youth across all regions that we felt when writing and producing it. Adding Celine's infectious vocals, we have created a feel-good banger that spreads the message of perseverance and determination."
Alpharock featuring Pollyanna, "Fearless"
Dutch DJ/producer Alpharock (aka Jeffrey Lens) rolls 39-35 on Dance/Mix Show Airplay with "Fearless," featuring vocals from Pollyanna. The progressive house track marks the first Billboard chart action for both acts. "Fearless" fetches the entirety of its radio play from three core-dance outlets: SiriusXM's BPM, Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and iHeartRadio's Evolution network (as monitored on WFLZ-HD Tampa, Florida).
Black Tiger Sex Machine, New Worlds
Canadian hard electro trio Black Tiger Sex Machine (Julien Maranda, Patrick Barry and Marc-Andre Chagnon) debuts at No. 6 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales with New Worlds. It's the first Billboard chart appearance for the Montreal-based act, which will continue donning its tiger helmets on its BTSM Ceremony Tour through late April.