Peggy Gou
With a busy DJ scehdule (including stops at HYTE, Hï Ibiza, and Dekmantel this summer) and head turning 12″‘s for Rekids and Technicolour, Berlin-based producer Peggy Gou has been having a hell of a year. Her hot streak continues with a remix of Shy Luv‘s “Time” for Black Butter Records. Gou takes the 80s boogie-informed feel good vocals and flute melodies of the original mix and adds a foot-stomping lo-fi

Avalon Emerson
This Friday, the pivotal 90s shoegaze band Slowdive will return with a self-titled new album, their first in 22 years. Ahead of the release of the album, Avalon Emerson has been tapped for an official remix of “Sugar For The Pill”. Emerson’s wide-screen take begins in an open field, synth burbles slowly form into a spry melody reminiscent of Boards Of Canada‘s early tone-bent memory markers while Rachel Goswell’s vocals

Chris Kelly Profile
So, here’s the thing about writers. We do a lot of writing and analyzing and intellectualizing about everybody else’s offerings to art and culture, but who writes about the writers?  Who’s the real person behind the byline?  Chris Kelly is constantly in search of a deep, emotional connection with music, art, and his community.  His impetus to write is driven by politics, artwork of all types — whether it be

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“

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