Best Electronic Songs of 2016 (So Far) [YouTube Playlist]

Paulina Praphanchith

by Paulina Praphanchith

Published July 28, 2016

Looking back in time, the rise of disco took over the '70s, the '80s were a period dedicated to the birth of techno and house, while the '90s put an emphasis on dance-pop. Now that it's 2016, electronic dance music has become increasingly popular and as its influence has seeped into other genres some would say it has become a dominant force. Halfway through the year, we decided to reflect on a few tracks that have made an impact in music by providing you with the best electronic songs of 2016 (so far).

Electronic music is a genre that can be broken down into multiple sub-groups depending on a specific BPM rate, which include deep / progressive house, techno, trap, dubstep, nu disco, funk, trance, and more. Aside from the successful, high-energy radio hits like "Don't Let Me Down," "Paradise," "Mean What I Mean," and "Never Forget You," we also added a few downtempo house tracks like "Just a Lover." "Disparate," "Stolen Phone," and "Division" have an ample amount of experimental sound, while "Silhouette," "It's Strange," and "All My Friends" consist of a breezier synth beat. "Wow," a song by Beck, contains a new alternative take on electronic music.

Listen to the full 32-track playlist above, courtesy of YouTube.

"Never Be Like You" - Flume ft Kai
"BOSS" - Disclosure
"Char" - Crystal Castles
"Silhouette" - Goldroom
"The Mountain Will Fall" - DJ Shadow
"Mean What I Mean" - AlunaGeorge
"The Enemy" - Mat Zo ft Sinead Egan
"Just a Lover" - Hayden James
"Disparate" - Four Tet ft Champions
"It's Strange (Le Marquis Remix)" - Louis the Child ft K.Flay
"Better" - Mija & Vindata
"Safe and Sound" - Justice
"I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix) - Mike Posner
"What if I Go" - Mura Masa
"All My Friends (Wave Racer Remix)" - Snakehips
"Don't Let Me Down" - The Chainsmokers ft Daya
"Ingrid is a Hybrid" - Dusky
"Wow" - Beck
"Youth" - Glass Animals
"You Don't Get Me High Anymore" - Phantogram
"Generationwhy" - ZHU
"Paradise" - Benny Benassi ft Chris Brown
"Coexist" - LEO ISLO ft Tontario
"Show Me Love (Skrillex Remix)" - Hundred Waters ft Chance the Rapper, Moses Sumney, and Robin Hannibal
"Make It Work" - Majid Jordan
"Keeping Me Under" - Two Another
"The Arena" - Lindsey Stirling
"Talk" - DJ Snake ft George Maple
"Division" - Tycho
"Stolen Phone" - Gold Panda
"I Want You" - Marian Hill

AlunaGeorge Beck Benny Benassi Chance The Rapper Chris Brown Crystal Castles Daya Disclosure DJ Shadow DJ Snake Dusky Flume Four Tet George Maple Glass Animals Gold Panda goldroom Hayden James Hundred Waters Justice Lindsey Stirling Majid Jordan Marian Hill Mike Posner Phantogram Skrillex Snakehips The Chainsmokers Two Another Tycho ZHU
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