Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: Felon, Riton & Oliver Heldens, Duke Dumont & Zak Abel

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Felon, "Crazy"

Each week, Billboard Dance looks at songs and albums rising on Billboard's dance charts.

Felon, "Crazy"

London-based DJ trio Felon (Archie Ward, George Renwick and James Levey) flies 26-20 in its second frame on Billboard's Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (dated Sept. 28) with "Crazy." The act's first Billboard chart entry culls airplay on core-dance affiliates, including KMVQ-HD2 San Francisco, Music Choice's Dance/EDM channel and SiriusXM's BPM, according to Nielsen Music.

"Originally, we really struggled to get this track over the line," Felon tells Billboard of the Armada label release. "In the end, it almost took two years to get it signed. The irony is that it was written in the best part of an hour, sat on a laptop in the kitchen with a cup of tea and piece of toast! I think there's a few lessons here: Never ever give up on something you truly believe in, and it is often the case that some of your best stuff can come to life in a matter of minutes."

Riton X Oliver Heldens feat. Vula, "Turn Me On"

London-based DJ/producer Riton (aka Henry Smithson) and Dutch DJ/producer Oliver Heldens debut at No. 24 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales with "Turn Me On," featuring London-based vocalist Vula. Riton's first appearance, Heldens' second and Vula's first, "Turn" sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking week ending Sept. 19. The track, which samples both Yaz's "Don't Go" (No. 1 for two weeks in 1982) and First Choice's "Doctor Love" (No. 8, 1977), also starts at No. 20 on Mexico Ingles Airplay.

Duke Dumont & Zak Abel, "The Power"

UK producer Duke Dumont and British singer Zak Abel dash 45-31 on Dance Club Songs with "The Power." It's the sixth appearance for Dumont and first since late 2015, when "Ocean Drive" became his fifth consecutive No. 1. "Power," Abel's first entry, was remixed by Jesse Perez, among others. Concurrently, the track arrives on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs (No. 48). It earned 215,000 U.S. streams in the tracking week and has sold 2,000 downloads since its release last month.


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