Best of Electronic Music 2016

Best of Electronic Music 2016



Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music,[1] club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. EDM is generally produced for playback by disc jockeys (DJs) who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix, by segueing from one recording to another.[2] EDM producers also perform their music live in a concert or festival setting in what is sometimes called a live PA. In the United Kingdom, EDM is more commonly called 'dance music' or simply 'dance'.[3]

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, following the emergence of raving, pirate radio, and an upsurge of interest in club culture, EDM acquired mainstream popularity in Europe. During the mid to late 1990s, despite the initial success of a number of dance acts in America, acceptance of dance culture was not universal and mainstream media outlets remained hostile to the music. At this time a perceived association between EDM and drug culture led governments at state and city level to enact laws and policies intended to halt the spread of rave culture.[4]

By the early 2010s the term "electronic dance music" and the initialism 'EDM' was being pushed by the U.S. music industry and music press in an effort to re-brand American rave culture.[4] Despite the industry's attempt to create a specific EDM brand the initialism remains in use as an umbrella term for multiple dance genres, including house, techno, trance, drum and bass, dubstep, and their respective subgenres.[5][6][7][8]

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Setting Fires
"Setting Fires" is a song by American DJ duo The Chainsmokers, released as the fifth single from the duo's second extended play, Collage (2016).
RR7349 is an album by S U R V I V E, released on September 30, 2016.
W:/2016ALBUM/ is an upcoming album by electronic music producer Joel Zimmerman, aka deadmau5, to be released on December 2, 2016.
Woman is the upcoming third studio album by the French electronic music duo Justice, scheduled for release on 18 November 2016 by Ed Banger Records and Because Music.

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Spotlight Artists1

New Album Releases this Month5

Artists with New Releases This Month12

Albums Released this Year136

Artists with Releases This Year132

Chart-Topping Artists104

Chart-Topping Albums49

Chart-Topping Songs64

Top iTunes Songs9

Top SoundCloud Songs10

Top NPR Songs28

Best Reviewed Albums39

Best Reviewed Artists46

Award Winners This Year40

Artists on the Rise6

Top Albums by Artists on the Rise6

Top Songs by Artists on the Rise5

Artists on Tour126

Festival Lookout1

Popular Music Festivals40

Popular Record Labels15


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles274


Spotify - Featured Tracks91


News Articles11

Leon Jackson, 1969-2016: Local Electronic Music Community Remembers a Pioneer
Nashville Scene  –  November 29, 2016
“I loved those phone calls,” Jackson’s longtime friend Nicollette Matthews tells the Scene. “They were the best, and we always talked about anything and everything under the sun. And his ChapStick. Man, I swear he always had at least three ...
The Program That Transformed Electronic Music Performance Forever  –  November 29, 2016
As a result, the software was widely adopted, and radically shifted the way electronic music is performed live by encouraging more producers to leave their homes and studios for the stage—a move that helped fuel the explosion of festival culture around ...
Best New Music in Dallas, November 2016: RC & the Gritz, Lord Byron, Power Trip and More
Dallas Observer  –  November 29, 2016
Blues, hip-hop, country, metal and electronic music are all represented by this group of artists ... It’s a fitting sentiment for the 21-year-old artist who’s about to close 2016 with the release of his long-awaited debut album &amp ...
A Very Long Conversation With Black Madonna About the Amazing Healing Power of Dance Music
Miami New Times  –  November 29, 2016
The regrettable outcome of the 2016 presidential election arrived in the middle ... In one of your most frequently cited quotes, you emphasize the importance of electronic music providing a space of inclusivity. How did your upbringing as a young raver ...
Golden Features Releases What Might Be The Best EP of 2016  –  November 29, 2016
‘Wolfie’ is a sultry indie electronic track that will make you melt ... and that is saying a lot because 2016 has been a year with some seriously incredible music. We can only hope that Golden Features stays with Foreign Family and Odesza can bring ...
7 things we learnt at day one of EMC 2016
Junkee.  –  November 29, 2016
Today at Sydney’s ivy complex, the Electronic Music Conference kicked off for 2016. Over 600 members of the local and international industry came together to talk about what makes dance music tick, from the rise of vinyl to how to do brand partnerships ...
TACH Presents World Music Award Night
Carson Now  –  November 29, 2016
Dallas is a pioneer in the performance and development of the electronic wind ... instrumental jazz and pop music genres, she ventured into technological realm of amplification. Todd Green (Nominee of Award of Excellence 2016)- Todd Green began studying ...
BBC Music Sound of 2017 longlist revealed: Jorja Smith, Anderson Paak and more
The Guardian  –  November 29, 2016
Artists featured on the annual tip list have been revealed – with a variety of grime MCs, solo soul singers, electronic producers and two indie bands The future of music has been revealed: according to votes cast by 170 international industry figures, ...
American Music Awards 2016: Sting proves he hasn't aged since the '90s  –  November 29, 2016
The Chainsmokers took home the Favourite Artist Electronic Dance Music (EDM ... Are you surprised to hear that the American Music Awards' 2016 ceremony hit a series low or do you believe the ratings are justified? Despite an overwhelming lead in American ...
Enchanted Valley Carnival 2016 awards its digital marketing mandate to Gozoop  –  November 28, 2016
EVC is a unique festival property which was introduced to the Indian audiences in 2013 offering varied genres from electronic music to indie music etcETBrandEquity | Updated: November 28, 2016, 13:42 IST Photo source: Thinkstock Gozoop, one of India's ...
Spotify has recently published a list of Brazil’s favorite music genres. Electronic music topped the ranking, alongside Sertanejo –Brazilian country music. Brazilians began to appreciate electronic music back in the 1970s during the disco era.


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