2016: Favorite 50 Songs Our picks spread across five themed mixes

Anonymous, 2016, Completely Automated, digital oil on canvas, 1017 × 785 px

We celebrate the end of the year the only way we know how: through lists, essays, and mixes. Join us as we explore the music that helped define the year. More from this series


PART 1: “GYM” mixed by C Monster

[00:00] Jessy Lanza - “VV Violence”
[03:54] Sicko Mobb - “Expensive Taste” (feat. Jeremih)
[06:35] Why Be, Elysia Crampton, Chino Amobi - “Dummy Track”
[09:52] Danny L Harle - “Super Natural” ft. Carly Rae Jepsen
[13:24] DJ Diamond - “Lab To This”
[16:35] LSDXOXO - “ANGEL DUST”
[21:10] Call Super - “Nervous Sex Traffic”
[29:08] Hannah Diamond - “Fade Away”
[33:17] Project Pablo - “Closer”
[40:06] Black Dice - “Big Deal”


PART 2: “VOID” mixed by Alex Brown

[00:00] Toxe - “Bite”
[03:17] MORO - “ARREPIENTANSE”
[06:19] AWE - “Rotor”
[08:08] D/P/I - “Ecstatics”
[13:32] Tim Hecker - “Castrati Stack”
[17:29] Andy Stott - “Too Many Voices”
[23:25] Radiohead - “Daydreaming”
[29:21] David Bowie - “Blackstar”
[38:55] Oranssi Pazuzu - “Saturaatio”
[50:17] Xiu Xiu - “Audrey’s Dance”


PART 3: “CLIFF” mixed by Marty Slattery

[00:00] Blithe Field - “Milkshakes In The Rain”
[03:20] Bon Iver - “8 (circle)”
[08:23] James Blake - “My Willing Heart”
[12:20] Frank Ocean - “U-N-I-T-Y”
[15:10] Jenny Hval - “Conceptual Romance”
[19:36] Fear of Men - “Island”
[22:52] Frankie Cosmos - “Embody”
[24:35] Japanese Breakfast - “Everybody Wants To Love You”
[26:41] Thee Oh Sees - “Axis”
[32:52] William Tyler - “Gone Clear”


PART 4: “ALLEY” mixed by S. David

[00:00] Lolina - “Chance”
[03:54] Arca - “Sin Rumbo”
[07:11] Macula Dog - “Smokestack”
[09:55] Klein - “Arrange”
[13:23] James Ferraro - “Market Collapse”
[16:41] serpentwithfeet - “Four Ethers”
[20:44] Jeremih - “Royalty” (ft. Big Sean and Future)
[24:30] clipping. - “Wriggle”
[28:24] Lotic - “Formation (Election Anxiety/America Is Over Edit)”
[31:28] M.E.S.H. - “Follow & Mute”


PART 5: “COUPE” mixed by Reggie MT

[00:00] Kero Kero Bonito - “Trampoline”
[03:50] Princess Nokia - “Tomboy”
[06:38] Rae Sremmurd - “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane
[10:28] Babyfather - “Motivation”
[12:29] Rihanna - “Work” ft. Drake
[15:38] Charli XCX - “Vroom Vroom”
[18:38] DeJ Loaf - “Goals”
[21:48] Young Thug - “RiRi”
[25:16] Solange - “Cranes In The Sky”
[29:05] Kanye West - “Ultralight Beam”

We celebrate the end of the year the only way we know how: through lists, essays, and mixes. Join us as we explore the music that helped define the year. More from this series


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