Collide Mag curates the dancefloor lifeblood that ran through 2016.

2017 is dawning upon us, and after an interesting and partly depressing year, most of us are looking towards the new year with buckets of optimism. Even in crisis, incredible music still prevails, able to uplift us to a plane of joy.

Where dance music is concerned, every year is a triumph. Here are the tracks that did it for us.

Omar S  Buggin Out

Because Detroit. There’s an excellent range of material on the latest album from Omar S The Best. ‘Buggin Out’ is the one we love for its sleek and steady build up. 

Floorplan  Tell You No Lie 

Robert Hood returns as Floorplan, this time joined by none other than his daughter, who now also works under the alias. ‘Tell You No Lie’ was major for its dancefloor versatility and mega vocal.

Tim Green  For A Memory

Out of all these artists, Tim Green is the one where we had a few options to pick as our favourite. Green had some noteworthy releases on Get Physical and Cocoon. His follow up to those ‘For A Memory’ on Get Weird showed his talent in consistency.

Konstantin Sibold  Mutter

Techno lovers are having a right love affair with moody plunges into absorbing basslines and spinning synths. This one hypnotises you right into the dancefloor abyss.

Cristoph  Alone (8-track)

After building his name up gradually with productions on tech house powerhouses we feel Cristoph really came into his own with his 8-track release on Knee Deep In Sound.

Lauren Lane  Diary Of A Madwoman

One lady who’s had one hell of a year is Lauren Lane. Kicking off 2016 with mischevious tickles on ‘Diary Of A Madwoman’. Lauren went on to play some of Ibiza’s hottest parties, Paradise and Rumors.

Alan Fitzpatrick  We Do What We Want

Alan Fitzpatrick, introduces his own record label to the world with this debut for We Are The Brave. It ticks a few boxes with its breakbeats, decent bleeping synth lines and Fitzpatrick’s unbeatable pace. A fire representation of the UK underground.

Mr. G  Transient 

Lovely stuff from Mr. G which encloses the best of tech house. Both a solid groove and feeling gets the vibe spot on.

Låpsley  Operator (DJ Koze’s Extended Disco Version)

Koze remixed Liverpudlian Lapsley in the summer and it was easily the crossover of the year. Hearing it on the radio feels like a triumph for these two artists.

Eagles & Butterflies – X

Eagles & Butterflies catches our attention increasingly every year. Exerting his stylish and stunning take on club ready music. This year he found his name on Innervisions’ Secret Weapons series once again.

Few Nolder  One

Tearjerkingly good. This makes our list purely because it was our favourite breakout release of 2016. Following this EP Few Nolder went on to play on Space’s Sunset Terrace for Carl Cox.

For further listening, check our picks from summer 2016 in Ibiza here.
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