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Whether he’s in the studio mixing down his latest track or in the DJ booth mixing into the next track, Ozker has a profound influence on dance floors in DC and beyond. Last month, Ozker delivered a deep, atmospheric house remix for DC’s igloo two. The remix is decked out with lush synth pads that highlight a powerful bassline, enthralling percussion rhythms, and an inspiring vocal sample in the breakdown. Ozker is one of

Nazariff
Eau Claire‘s “Room ft. CMG” finds itself turned inside out by Washington, DC-based Nazariff. He takes Eau Claire’s dreamy, shimmery track and somehow hardens it, striking with determination. He plays with the idea of a trap remix: adding toy pianos, a drumline-like beat, and some strings, he creates a sort of eerie, self-aware sensuality that could be found simultaneously in a packed club and a car flying down the highway at two in

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“

Mixpak Crew
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

Turn up the bass for Autograf’s latest flip of Dr. Dre’s famous hit, Next Episode. This track introduces crisp and clean production to a classic rap anthem and we love the vibe it created. It starts with a vast and airy vocal held down by a smooth, rhythmic keyboard. The beat comes in and suddenly you’re surrounded by dark, trappy goodness. The mix is spacious yet focused, bringing out the