We introduce our recommendations for the Best Electronic Mixes & Podcasts 2016. We’ve spent countless hours scouring through the immense multitude of electronic music mixes and podcasts out there so you don’t have to.
Our list for 2016 contains 44 mixes with 50 hours : 14 minutes : 48 seconds of music.
We’ve split our list into 4 sections and for your convenience, depending on your particular electronic music mood, you can navigate directly to each section here.
Don’t see your favorite electronic music mixes of 2016 on the list? Leave us a comment we’d love to hear from you.
Ambient & Mind Expansion
Sit back and relax to these curated dreamscapes and mind expanding tones. I find this music great to get settled into the morning, a companion during deep work at the computer, taking a bit of time to just unwind, or use during meditative work.
Upfront 066: Dream Catalogue
marco franzoni – process part 396 (mirrors, shattered)
UN #47 DeepChord
Solid Steel Radio Show – Roly Porter
RYC Podcast 177 | Inland
PoleGroup Radio/ Architectural
UN #48 Chris SSG
Classic and World Influences
The use of “classic” for this section refers to anything from classical music and jazz, to classic rock and blues, to Motown funk. Some of these mixes also do a wonderful job of topping that all off with beautiful international music from all over the world with Indian and Eastern influences to African and Latin rhythms.
Solid Steel Radio Show – Ben Lukas Boysen
Solid Steel Radio Show – Szun Waves
Solid Steel Radio Show – Khruangbin
Solid Steel Radio Show – Mr G
Solid Steel Radio Show – The Invisible
Solid Steel Radio Show – Calibro 35
Solid Steel Radio Show – Light In The Attic
Dave Howell – 130701 Mix – Electronic Explorations 433
Solid Steel Radio Show – Goat
Solid Steel Radio Show – Chris Menist
Solid Steel Radio Show – Kickflip Mike & Luds
The Strangeness of Everything
The title says it all but you’ll find beautifully strange vocal tracks, to IDM and breakbeat influenced sounds, to downright haunting electronic music. We definitely pick-up the “electronic-ness” of sounds in this section.
Upfront 058: Julianna Barwick
Solid Steel Radio Show – Sevdaliza
Solid Steel Radio Show – Guy Andrews
Solid Steel Radio Show – AKASE
Solid Steel Radio Show – Serendipity
Solid Steel Radio Show – Baba Stiltz & Samo DJ
Bonobo OUTLIER Radio 002 on NTS
Solid Steel Radio Show – worriedaboutsatan
We Will Fail – 426 – Electronic Explorations
Solid Steel Radio Show – Moneyshot + Cheeba (Odelay Tribute Mix)
Hi & Saberhägen – 443 – Electronic Explorations
Solid Steel Radio Show – Warpaint
Campfire Stories 14 (The Gila Outdoor Immersion) by Erin E
Solid Steel Radio Show – Konx-Om-Pax
Rinse Podcast: Chloé invite Moderna & Theus Mago
(水) – Lynne (Tokyo, Japan)
(木) – DJ Yazi (Tokyo, Japan)
LTO – 436 – Electronic Explorations
Random Gods – 432 – Electronic Explorations
Reclaim Your City 184 | Shards
A Bit of Urban Influence
There are moments of straight rap here but it’s truly about the influences, either to the genres themselves or on the Dj presenting the mix, which are undeniably urban hip-hop. Perfect mixes for kicking’ it in the afternoon with peeps or ridin’ dirty through the streets.
Solid Steel Radio Show – Tom Misch
Onra Boiler Room London Live Set
Solid Steel Radio Show – Mighty Atom – Endtroducing Tribute Mix
Neek – 416 – Electronic Explorations
Solid Steel Radio Show – Father
Solid Steel Radio Show – Low Jack