Today we follow up our albums of 2016 list with the much more interesting list of our 101 favorite songs of the year. Featuring a couple of inventive flips of Shangaan Electro and Tropicália samples in the top 3, the powerful opening missive from A Tribe Called Quest's first album in nearly 20 years, an old Radiohead love song, multiple jams each from Frank Ocean, Danny Brown, and Carly Rae, undeniable breakthrough singles from Whitney, Mitski, Maggie Rogers, and The Homie, another strong showing from TX's own S U R V I V E boys (whose massive year culminated this morning in 2 Grammy noms in the same category), and many more incredible and essential tracks that helped us all make it through this pathetic excuse for a year. Hit play on that 6 hour spotify playlist + check the full list below:
Listen to our NOVEMBER 2016 monthly mix, featuring the best new tracks from the past month from DIANA, Jessy Lanza, Ellie Herring, DÆVA + more:
LIZ teams up with fashion label NICOPANDA to drop a new mixtape + fashion editorial for the brand's F/W 2016 collection: Cross Your Heart is 33 minutes of glittery, irresistible feel-good pop, featuring diverse but uniformly dope production from Branchez, Henrik the Artist, and more, as well as a verse from Vic Mensa, and a remix of LIZ's fizzy SOPHIE collab from last year, "When I Rule the World"...
Listen to our SEPTEMBER 2016 monthly mix, featuring the best new tracks from the past month from NOIA, Mall Grab, CHROMATICS, Tangerine Dream, Vesuvio Solo + more: