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

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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

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

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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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Machinedrum’s (a.k.a. Travis Stewart) most recent project is a joyful reflection of the composer’s emotional state. According to Stewart, Human Energy reflects “a period of great change in my life. I moved across the country to a new city, I proposed to the girl of my dreams, I moved into a new house, bought a brand new computer and set off to write a new album.” The album also echoes