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

Dirtybird crew
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