Top Dance Electronic Music of 2016

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The top dance electronic songs of 2016 include a mix of both new and old tracks.


Music is constantly evolving, with new genres and sub-genres constantly being created. This can make it hard to keep up with the latest trends. However, if you’re a fan of dance music, there’s one genre that you definitely need to check out: electronic dance music, or EDM for short.

EDM is a broad term that covers a wide range of sub-genres, from the energetic and pumping sound of techno to the emotional and uplifting sound of trance. There is also a wide range of EDM sub-genres that have emerged in recent years, such as future bass and trap.

If you’re looking for some good EDM tunes to add to your playlist, look no further! Here are 20 of the best EDM tracks of 2016.

What is Dance Electronic Music?

Dance electronic music is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. Dance electronic music is generally produced for playback by DJs who create seamless selections of tracks, called a mix by segueing from one recording to another.

Dance electronic music emerged from the disco era in the late 1970s when DJs began experimenting with synthesizers and drum machines to create new sounds. In the 1980s, dance music became increasingly popular in nightclubs, particularly in European clubs. By the early 1990s, a new style of dance music called house had emerged. House music was designed to be played in clubs and warehouses where people could dance all night long.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a new style of dance electronic music called trance became popular. Trance is characterized by fast tempos, repetitive beats, and synthesizer-heavy melodies. Trance is often associated with the rave culture and has become one of the most popular genres of dance electronic music.

Other popular genres of dance electronic music include dubstep, techno, and drum and bass.

The Best Dance Electronic Music of 2016

The past year has been an amazing one for dance electronic music. We’ve seen the return of some great artists, the rise of some new ones, and the continuation of some impressive careers. Here are our picks for the best dance electronic music of 2016.

1. “Where Are Ü Now” by Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

This was one of the biggest hits of the year, and it’s easy to see why. The combination of Skrillex and Diplo’s production with Justin Bieber’s vocals is intoxicating, and the result is a song that’s impossible to resist dancing to.

2. “In The Name Of Love” by Martin Garrix and Bebe Rexha

Martin Garrix is one of the hottest producers in dance music right now, and he teamed up with pop singer Bebe Rexha to create this catchy tune that’s sure to get you moving.

3. “Don’t Let Me Down” by The Chainsmokers featuring Daya

The Chainsmokers had a huge year in 2016, thanks in large part to this song. It’s a perfect example of their signature sound, and Daya’s vocals add an extra layer of emotion to the track.

4. “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

Calvin Harris is no stranger to producing huge hits, and this collaboration with Rihanna is no exception. It’s a fun track that will get you dancing in no time.

5. “Never Forget You” by Zara Larsson and MNEK

Swedish singer Zara Larsson teamed up with British producer MNEK for this hauntingly beautiful track that’s sure to stay stuck in your head for days.

The Future of Dance Electronic Music

The future of dance electronic music is looking very exciting. With so many new artists and styles emerging, it’s hard to predict where the genre will go next. However, one thing is certain: the popularity of dance music is only going to continue to grow.

There are a few trends that seem to be particularly popular at the moment. One is a return to more organic sounding production, with many artists using live instruments alongside their electronic elements. This gives the music a more human feel and makes it more accessible to a wider audience.

another trend is an increase in the use of vocal samples, which can add an extra layer of interest and intrigue to a track. Sampling is nothing new in dance music, but it seems to be being used more and more as producers look for ways to add even more individuality to their sound.

With so much innovation happening in the world of dance electronic music, it’s impossible to say exactly where the genre will go next. However, one thing is for sure: it’s an exciting time to be a fan of this ever-evolving genre.


2016 was a great year for dance and electronic music. We saw a lot of great artists and producers innovating and creating new sounds. Here are our top picks for the best dance and electronic music of 2016.

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