Michael Alig (Rebecca Smeyne)

2016 In Focus: THUMP's 40 Best Electronic Music Photos of the Year

Our favourite images of the people, scenes, and events that made a lasting impact.

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Dec 30 2016, 4:40pm

Michael Alig (Rebecca Smeyne)

Chino Amobi (Sam Clarke)


Jessy Lanza (Aaron Wynia)


Movement 2016, Detroit (Lyndon French)


Pulse nightclub vigil, Orlando (Dylan Flynn)

Pulse nightclub vigil at Stonewall Inn, NYC (Rebecca Smeyne)


Gud (Damien Maloney)


Afropunk NYC 2016 (Christelle de Castro)


Harrison (Aaron Wynia)


Jeff Mills (Rebecca Camphens)


Carla Dal Forno (Tonje Thilesen)



Kaytranada (Jacqueline Ashton)


Red Bull Music Academy 2016, Montreal (Cindy Lopez)

Pauline Oliveros (Kate Killet)


Sporting Life (Tonje Thilesen)


Justice (Emma Le Doyen)


House of Kenzo's Nate Ryan (Jackie Lee Young)


Mykki Blanco (Keenan MacWilliam)


DJ Marfox (Marta Pina)


Palmistry (Tonje Thilesen)


James K (Rob Kusilek)


Moodymann's house, Detroit (Luis Nieto Dickens)


MikeQ (Cait Oppermann)


Joris Voorn (Rebecca Camphens)


Crowd at It's Not U It's Me event, Toronto (Aaron Wynia)


Mala (Dave O'Donnell)


Discwoman's Emma Burgess Olson, Christine Tran, and Frankie Hutchinson (Erez Avissar)


MSTRKRFT (James Ellis)


DJ Jigüe (Jude Goergen)


Evian Christ at Unsound Toronto (Andrew Williamson)


Wolfgang Tillmans (Luis Mora)


Flying Lotus at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles (Philip Cosores)


DJ Earl (Eric Zaworski)


Essaie Pas at MUTEK 2016, Montreal (Cindy Lopez)


ANOHNI (Annie Collinge)


Orphx (Andrew Williamson)


DJ Shadow (Mark Madeo)


A Tribe Called Red at WayHome 2016, Oro-Medonte, Ontario (SR)


serpentwithfeet (Sam Clarke)


Crowd at Ben Klock show, Bogota, Columbia (El Gato Fotógrafo)