Billboard Dance Chart Upstarts: D-Sol, aka Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, Surges With First Original Release
Billboard Dance looks at what's rising on the dance charts, including Front Line Assembly and RL Grime & graves.
D-Sol feat. Katt Rockell, “Feel Alive”
New York City-based DJ D-Sol, aka Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, soars to a career-best Billboard chart position, rising 39-33 on the Feb. 23-dated Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart with “Feel Alive,” featuring singer Katt Rockell. Released on Payback Records, the follow-up to his inaugural hit, his cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop” (No. 39, July), is D-Sol’s first original release. It’s also Rockell’s first Billboard chart entry. “Feel” finds airplay on multiple core-dance affiliates, led by Music Choice’s Dance/EDM channel, WCPY Chicago and SiriusXM’s BPM, according to Nielsen Music.
“I love seeing people enjoy the track and I’m grateful to the artists and partners who made it possible,” D-Sol tells Billboard. Thank you to Morgan Page, Dzeko, LA Riots and Speaker of the House for lending their talents to the remix; to all the radio programmers who supported the track; and, ultimately, Payback Records’ larger mission. All the proceeds from ‘Feel Alive’ and future Payback releases go directly to non-profit organizations helping individuals and families struggling with opioid addiction. The epidemic reaches all corners of society, killing close to 150 Americans every day. With the support of Atlantic Records and Big Beat, Payback Records is trying to do our small part.”
Front Line Assembly, Wake Up the Coma
Vancouver-based industrial act Front Line Assembly earns its highest position yet on Dance/Electronic Album Sales, as Wake Up the Coma debuts at No. 2 (1,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Music). Front Line Assembly first charted with Artificial Soldier (No. 19, July 2006) and first hit the top 10 last July, with Warmech (No. 7). Wake is the act’s fifth charted title and sports a compelling cover of Falco’s 1986 three-week Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Rock Me Amadeus.”
RL Grime & graves, “Arcus”
Los Angeles-based producer RL Grime (real name: Henry Steinway), teaming with Hawaiian producer graves, grabs a No. 49 debut on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs with “Arcus.” The sixth entry for RL Grime and the first for graves drew 418,000 U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the tracking period. Graves’ Far From Here Tour continues through April.