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We restart the Blisspop Mix Series with an ambient techno mix from San Francisco’s Night Sea. Couleurs (Johan Ismael) and Tape Ghost (David Grunzweig) joined forces both in the studio and onstage for their live set to craft their unique sound. Their recent track “Solis” off their Night Sea EP is a good representation of their restrained yet powerful music. Night Sea focuses primarily on studio production and their live electronic set, but they also

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Best Remix Jimpster, “Eel Pie Island (Adam Port Remix)” [Systematic Recordings] Adam Port’s remix of “Eel Pie Island” is creative on many levels: the sound design is spectacular throughout the track and Port displays a virtuosic rhythmic sense. But what made his rendition of “Eel Pie Island” stand out from every other remix I heard in 2016 was the spoken-word sample he used in the track. The spoken-word artist shares

Tom Misch Best of 2016
Best Remix Joe Hertz, “Stay Lost ft. Amber-Simone (Cabu Remix) [Re-Mastered] Honorable Mentions: Ms. Jackson (Party Pupils Remix), Le Youth – Me Without You ft. Tay Beckham (Ghosts of Venice Remix) Best LP Flamingosis, Bright Moments Honorable Mention: Birocratic, Replaced Best EP Tom Misch, Reverie Honorable Mention: Kartell, Last Glow Track of the Year CHANCE THE RAPPER, KNOX FORTUNE, “ALL NIGHT (KAYTRANADA EXTENDED JOINT)” Honorable Mention: Oliver Nelson ft. Kaleem Taylor, “Ain’t A Thing“

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Best Remix Mc Pedrinho, “Dom Dom Dom (Banginclude & Zee Reach)”  MC Andinho x Lemonick x MC Baiano & MC Kalzin, “Aquecimiento da Litoral (Pobvio Crash Edit)” “Global Bass Music” (GBM) is an appropriate name to define the sounds of 2016 as producers dug deeper and deeper into regional specializations of dance music (see also: baile funk, Jersey club, gqom, etc). My favorite tracks to come out of this movement were Banginclude

Kristina's picks for best of 2016
Best Remix CloZee, “Sankar’s Lake (Igama Remix)” I am rooting for the newer producers out there who possess a fresh approach to remixing. I’d consider Igama to be one of those producers with his latest remix of “Sankar’s Lake” by the French producer, CloZee. His remix is mesmerizing. I hear a prominent fusion of Eastern and Western sounds: he samples the sitar and couples it with a deep bass line, driving