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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


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


Grant Eadie, aka Manatee Commune, is a multi-instrumentalist and a one-man band extraordinaire, featured on the likes of KEXP and NPR’s All Songs Considered. His style emcompasses whimsical and pleasant, chill out electronic music that captivates audiences around the world. I had the chance to catch up with him before he commenced his “Sink or Swim” tour of the United States. His upcoming album, Manatee Commune, will be released on


Follow Your Stupid Heart Album Art
Blocktreat’s single, “Follow Your Stupid Heart,” is an experimental piece by Vancouver producer/artist Brandon Hoffman. One can anticipate layers of looped vocals, field recordings, and bluegrass music pulsing to a syncopated beat. The music video, directed by Sam Tudor, imparts a sense of wanderlust and daydreaming. The escaped fantasies depicted in the music video are triggered by unconventional syncopation. “Follow Your Stupid Heart” is from the recently released album, Exciting Adventures


Transport yourself to another world by listening to the premiere of Metropole Des Anges Pt. 1 by EH46, a musical group based in Southern California. Founded in 2009 by J. Schweitzer, their drone-based compositions use a variety of electric and acoustic instruments to explore the effects of melodic and harmonic structures on human emotional perception. Although there is a constant cycle of droning tones in this piece, it shifts between dissonance