Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Jax Jones, Triarchy & Excision
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Jax Jones featuring Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don, "Instruction"
UK DJ/producer Jax Jones jumps onto the Billboard Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Sept. 30) at No. 32 with "Instruction," featuring Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don. It’s Jones’ third chart hit, following "You Don’t Know Me," featuring Raye (No. 10, back in May), and "I Got U" (by Duke Dumont featuring Jones, No. 4, 2014). "Instruction" is the ninth chart entry for Lovato, who also soars 35-23 in her second week with her own "Sorry Not Sorry." For Stefflon Don, the collab marks its first chart appearance. "Instruction" draws nearly all its airplay from two core-dance outlets: Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and KNHC (C89.5) Seattle.
Triarchy featuring J.Lauryn, "Coconuts"
Miami-based DJ/producer Triarchy (aka Alberto Beeck) rolls onto Dance/Mix Show Airplay at No. 33 with "Coconuts," featuring vocals from J. Lauryn. It’s the first appearance on any Billboard chart for both acts. Three core-dance stations are leading the way on the bouncy, upbeat tropical "Coconuts": SiriusXM's BPM, Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and KNHC.
Excision, Virus: The Remixes
Canadian dubstep act Excision (aka Jeff Abel) enters Dance/Electronic Album Sales at No. 9 with Virus: The Remixes. The set starts with 1,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music. The remix collection is Excision’s third top 10 (and fifth total chart appearance) and follows studio set Virus, which started at No. 2 in November 2016. The Remixes includes tracks remixed by Dillon Francis, Seven Lions & Dimibo and Getter & Virtual Riot, among others. Of the 18 tracks, not one remixer is repeated.