The Best New Electronic Music of 2016

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Looking for something new to listen to? Check out our picks for the best electronic music of 2016. From established artists to up-and-coming talents, there’s something for everyone.


It’s impossible to overstate the importance of Objekt’s self-titled debut album. Not only is it one of the best electronic releases of 2016, it’s also a critical work that will help define the sound of techno for years to come.

What is Electronic Music?

Electronic music is a genre of music that is made using electronic devices such as synthesizers, drum machines, and personal computers. It includes a wide range of styles, including dance, house, techno, and trance.

The Best New Electronic Music of 2016

2016 was a great year for electronic music, with a slew of fantastic new artists and albums emerging across the genre. From techno and house to dubstep and beyond, there were plenty of highlights to choose from.

Here are our picks for the best new electronic music of 2016:

-Bonobo, ‘Migration’
-The Avalanches, ‘Wildflower’
-DJ Shadow, ‘The Mountain Will Fall’
-Tycho, ‘Epoch’
-Sasha, ‘Scene Delete’
-200?, ‘9IXTY8TH’
-Ulrich Schnauss, ‘No Further Ahead Than Tomorrow’


As we wrap up 2016, it’s time to look back at the best new electronic music of the year. This has been a great year for music, with new albums from established artists like Aphex Twin and Underworld, as well as exciting debuts from younger artists like Mura Masa and Kaytranada.

There’s been a lot of great music to choose from, but these are our picks for the best of the best.

-Aphex Twin – Cheetah EP
-Underworld – Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future
-Mura Masa – Mura Masa
-Kaytranada – 99.9%
-The Avalanches – Wildflower
-M83 – Junk

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