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Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Lost Frequencies & Zonderling, Loud Luxury and Virtual Self
Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs & albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.
Lost Frequencies & Zonderling, "Crazy"
Belgian DJ/producer Lost Frequencies (aka Felix De Laet), teaming with Dutch DJ duo Zonderling, forays onto Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Dec. 16) at No. 38 with "Crazy." The track collected 265,000 U.S. streams and sold 2,000 downloads in the tracking week ending Nov. 30, according to Nielsen Music.
While the first chart action for Zonderling, "Crazy" is the third hit for Lost Frequencies, who reached No. 17 in August 2015 with "Are You With Me." "Crazy" also starts in the top 10 on two European download-based charts, Belgium Digital Song Sales (No. 3) and Germany Digital Song Sales (No. 9).
Lost Frequencies explained to Billboard how "Crazy" came together. "I met Zonderling last year and immediatly fell in love with the quality productions and vibes of this amazing duo. They first made a remix of my cover single, [of Haddaway's] 'What Is Love,' and we started working on a new original track together because I really wanted to merge our two sounds together. That's when we created 'Crazy,' a perfect combination of our two worlds!"
Loud Luxury featuring Brando, "Body"
Los Angeles-based DJ duo Loud Luxury (Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace) luxuriates in its first-ever Billboard chart appearance as "Body," featuring singer Brando, bursts onto Hot Dance/Electronic Songs at No. 49. "Body" brought in 375,000 domestic streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking period for the twosome, who originated in Toronto and met in London.
Fedyk tells Billboard of the track, "'Body' is one of our favorite songs we've ever written. For us, it represents mixing the R&B and hip-hop that we listened to growing up in Toronto with a classic Loud Luxury sound. We made it just for the late-night drives and getting into trouble in the city."
Virtual Self, Virtual Self (EP)
Virtual Self, a recently-announced alias for DJ/producer Porter Robinson, starts at No. 8 on Dance/Electronic Album Sales with his Virtual Self EP. While Robinson has charted multiple titles dating to 2011, the new release marks the first Billboard appearance for Virtual Self. The set also debuts at No. 21 on Heatseekers Albums. The EP, which sold 1,000 copies, follows Robinson's 2014 chart-topping effort, Worlds.