Why music collaborations got us through 2016

In some ways, 2016 will be remembered as divisive year. Polarizing political candidates, crisis' overseas, and opinions on domestic, social and human rights issues have created rifts in communities and made us feel more fragmented than ever. However, as they often do, many music moments have represented solidarity and unity throughout the year. Collaborations have demonstrated that music is still home to statement pieces – from the sweet to the subversive and everything in between. They're a reminder that being inclusive can make a good beat even stronger.  

As we move into the new year, lets take a minute to remember some of the collaborations and remixes that made 2016 a great year in music. They swept across genre, but we saw Indie Dance in particular become more influenced and infused by elements of R&B, Soul, Disco, Experimental Pop, and downtempo, a movement I hope to see continue in 2017. Join us in celebrating a range of successful joint efforts which proved testament that sometimes we're better together than apart. 

Hundred Waters - Show me Love (Big Wild Remix) 

Flamingo - At Sea (Godwolf Remix)

BAYNK - What you need (feat. NÏKA)

VÉRITÉ - Constant Crush (Masonair Remix)

Billie Eilish - Ocean Eyes (Jengi Beats Remix)

Astronauts Etc. - Rocket Man (feat. Toro y Moi)

Christine and the Queens - Saint Claude (Tourist Remix)

Bonobo - Break Apart (feat. Rhye)

Lianne La Havas - What you don't do (Tom Misch remix) 

Chet Porter - Stay (feat. Chelsea Cutler)

Pusher - Clear (feat. Mothica)

DANGLO - Complete (feat. Ivan Franco)

Mura Masa - Love$ick feat. A$AP Rocky (Four Tet Remix)

Jungle - Drops (Pogo x Pogo remix)

Couros - Ne-ver Break (feat. Alyss) 

Owen Bones - Anywhere (feat. Mothica)

Mt. Wolf - VIII feat. Alexa Harley (JMAC Remix)

RYX - Howling (Robin Hannibal Remix)

FØRD - Oblivion (feat. Rya Park)

Marian Hill - I Want You (Melvv Remix)

Bon Iver - Flume (KulKid Remix)

Honne - FKHD (feat. Kill J)

Tom Misch & Laura Misch - Follow 

Emma Lousie - Underflow (Little Dragon Remix)

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