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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

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[Danny L Harle is pictured above] Best Remix Charli XCX, “After the Afterparty (Danny L Harle Remix)” HUGE REMIX BANGER FROM DANNY L. HARLE!   Best LP Nicolas Jaar, Sirens Nicolas Jaar fully delivered on the successor to Space Is Only Noise with his sophomore LP,  Sirens. I am still as enthralled with it today as I was when it premiered on his Other People Network website, channel 333 a week before

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Best Remix Billy Kenny, “Work Me (Justin Jay Remix)” Honorable Mentions: Green Velvet, “Flash (Eats Everything Remix)”; DJ Cassidy, “Kill the Lights (Dimitri From Paris Remix)” Best LP M83, Junk Honorable Mentions: Tiga, No Fantasy Required; Deadmau5, W:/2016ALBUM/ Best EP Claude Vonstroke & Green Velvet, Get Real Honorable Mentions: Eau Claire, All the Wonder; Todd Terje & the Olsens, The Big Cover-Up   Track of the Year Luke Million, “Stranger

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[Unknown To The Unknown boss Rupert Cogan (aka DJ Haus) is pictured above] Best Remix MichaelBrailey, “You Said We’re Not Dying” (7777777 Remix) [Hush Hush]I played this track during every club set throughout 2016. The remix’s waves of intensity crest to release rolling shake off kicks and precision chopped vocal elements all while gliding across timeless pad tones.  Every time I play this, I feel like I’m at the edge

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Sky Deep has roots in New York and LA, but she’s based in Berlin these days. An artistic superhero of sorts, Sky has an impressive resume: she is a member of the Berlin collective female:pressure; she curated Berlin’s five day Reclaim the Beats Festival, a festival with a focus on music genres created by people of color and queer people; she directed, wrote, produced, and starred in Enactone, the award-winning queer