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Best of 2016

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We Asked Thundercat and Zack Fox to Review Absolutely Everything That Happened in 2016

"This is new internet-type shit, we're about to see everybody die this year."
Max Mertens
1.5.17
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

The THUMP Staff's Personal Favorite Music and Moments of 2016

A roundup of the art and culture that made this year bearable.
THUMP Staff
12.30.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

Clothes of the Year: Nick Melons Picks 10 Merch Items that Defined 2016

From NAAFI shirts to Glo Gang phone chargers, these are the WeDidIt co-founder's favorite pieces.
Nick Melons
12.30.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

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.
THUMP Canada Staff
12.30.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

Label of the Year: NON Is Decolonizing Dance Music With Sound

Chino Amobi, Violence, Isis Scott and other members of the collective tell us the stories behind their political, provocative records.
Jonathan Patrick
12.29.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

Artist of the Year: The Black Madonna On the Beautiful Paradox of Being a Catholic DJ

"I poured myself into dance music and discovered God isn't silent. God is loud."
The Black Madonna
12.29.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

The Wildest and Weirdest Dancehall Moments of 2016

Mixpak's label manager The Large runs through a year's worth of highlights.
Suze Webb
12.28.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

Best Vocalist: Kai Proved 2016 Belonged to Female Voices

Unlikely pop hits sung and propelled by women this year testify to how powerful EDM still is for launching stars.
Zel McCarthy
12.27.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

Best Collective: Honey Soundsystem’s Sweat-Drenched Year

We caught up with the San Francisco queer DJ crew to reflect on their biggest highlights of 2016.
Alex Suskind
12.23.16
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Never Forget These 10 Clubs That We Lost in 2016

From Dance Tunnel and Space to the Paradox, here are ten club closures that stung the most.
Anna Codrea-Rado
12.22.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

The Best Electronic Music Writing of 2016

30 of our favorite pieces of journalism and criticism from on and around the dance floor.
Michaelangelo Matos
12.21.16
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

Best Live Act: Elysia Crampton Turns CDJ Shredding Into a Work of Theater

The California composer made her multimedia live sets into moving documents of endurance.
Colin Joyce
12.21.16