50 Must Listen Electronic Albums From 2016

January 03, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Ital Tek - Hollowed - Cinematically analog dubstep-infused bass music

The Range - Potential - A collection of solid synth sounds built around samples culled from Youtube

Moderat - III - The last hurrah for the finest collaboration in dance music

Recondite - Corvus - Minimal techno for people that aren't turned off by the phrase "minimal techno"

Olafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm - Trance Frendz - Organic, experimental, and improvised.

Christian Loffler - Mare - Atmospheric and tranquil dance tunes for the setting sun

Chicane - Twenty - A retrospective of one of the forefathers of Trance

Trentemøller - Fixion - The Danish musician sinks further in to post-punk, jazz influence electronic madness

Pantha Du Prince - The Triad - Chilled tunes like light glistening on a glacier

Telefon Tel Aviv - Farenheit Fair Enough (Reissue) - A long lost laid back classic

Max Cooper - Emergence - Blissful electronica for dancing and sitting

Dusky - Outer - Modern, soulful European techno

Solomon Grey - Solomon Grey - House infused R&B music from a team that pops up seemingly everywhere these days

Ulrich Schnauss - No Further Ahead Than Today - Trance infused chilled tunes for the people coming home at 5am

Loscil - Monument Builders - Urgent ambient music for the encroaching urban sprawl

Skepta - Konichiwa - This grime masterpiece won the coveted Mercury Prize

Ian William Craig - Centres - Avant noise soul music

Dalek - Asphalt for Eden - Avant noise hip-hop

Isan - GlassBird Movement - Airy, subtle electronic music, perfect for headphones on a clear day

Robot Koch and Savannah Jo Lack - Particle Fields - The soundtrack to a sci-fi movie that doesn't exist

Lorn - Vessel - Bass heavy, atmospherically grimy jams

Gold Panda - Good Luck and Do Your Best - Japanese inspired cut, copy, and paste music for the Akai lovers

Nicolas Jaar - Sirens - Eclectically composed downtempo music for the modern age

Underworld - Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future - House music connoisseurs eschew gimmicks and get back to making house music

The Avalanches - Wildflower - They have a sample for that

Jubilee - After Hours - That Miami dance sound straight from New York

Baauer - Aa - Inspired dubstep for people that keep saying they don't like dubstep

Jessy Lanza - Oh No - Mature pop music for people that want pop music to grow

Sasha - Scene:Delete - King of Trance slows things down to deepen the mood

Juan Atkins and Mortiz Von Oswald - Transport - Detroit techno stalwart makes the "classic rock" version of Detroit Techno

Kygo - Cloud Nine - Proves that Tropical House is not a dirty word

Eric Prydz - Opus - Disco infused house music from someone unexpected

Jason Ross - Anjunabeats Worldwide 06 - The student becomes the teacher on the king of Trance labels

BT - _ - The king of analog compositions returns to his experimental side

James Grant and Jody Wisternoff - Anjunadeep 08 - The dynamic duo of deep house return with another superb mix

Tycho - Epoch - Post-rock infused ambient electronic music that's not anywhere near as pretentious as that sounds

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall - The father of experimental hip-hop returns with his greatest piece of work since Endtroducing

Dawn Richard - Redemption - R&B infused pop-EDM

RÜFÜS DU SOL - Bloom - Happy Nu-Disco good times

Tourist - U - intimate, soft-spoken dance tunes

Marian Hill - Act One - jazz-inflected sumptuous electro-pop

Honne - Warm On A Cold Night - Sweet and sophisticated music for swaying with a partner

Shield Patterns - Mirror Breathing - Ambient inspired chamber pop

Blue Foundation - Blood Moon - Indie electronica tunes that are the synth version of singer/songwriter

Kaytranada - 99.9% - hip-hop mind creates EDM and sprinkles it with guests

Simian Mobile Disco - Welcome to Sideways - Dance this way.  Their way.

Flume - Skin - EDM for people that hate EDM

Kowton - Utility - Old school Detroit mentality from the new school of producer

Deadmau5 - W:/2016ALBUM/ - The modern messiah of dance digs deeper to his analog roots

ANOHNI - Hopelessness - Revolution music from a singular voice and Hudson Mohawke and Oneohtrix Point Never


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