The 7 Best Indie Electronic Songs of 2016


The 7 Best Indie Electronic Songs of 2016

The 7 Best Indie Electronic Songs of 2016: a blog about the best indie electronica songs of 2016.

1.) “Lose My Cool” by Amber Mark

2.) “You Want It” by Mothica

3.) “My Mind” by Aso

4.) “Dawn Chorus” by Jon Hopkins (ft. Purity Ring)

5.) “Dark Paradise” by HANA

6.) “How Do We Get By?” by VHS Collection

7.) “I Will Be There” by Odessa

The 7 Best Indie Electronic Songs of 2016: a blog about the best indie electronica songs of 2016.

It seems like every year I write this post, I’m finding it harder and harder to limit myself to just seven songs. But that’s the game we play. We make our list, we check it twice, and then we narrow it down.

In previous years (2015, 2014, 2013), we’ve let some ambient and downtempo tracks slide into the mix. This year I am focusing more on my favorite uptempo indie electro tracks. There are still some slower tracks on here, but not as many as in years past. The goal is to have you dancing by the time you finish reading this post!

The 7 Best Indie Electronic Songs of 2016

Indie electronic songs are a staple here at Indie Shuffle. We’ve been covering the best indie electronic songs since 2009, and we’ve heard some really great songs over the years.

We’ve decided to highlight the 7 best indie electronica songs of 2016. While it’s not an official list, (we don’t keep track of all the music we hear,) we feel that these are some of our favorite indie electronic songs from 2016.

“Need You” by Catching Flies

Catching Flies released his Silver Linings album in 2016, which proved to be one of our favorite albums of the year. The London producer is known for his soulful blend of electronica and jazz-infused sounds, which is why we love “Need You.”

The song features soothing vocals from Andreya Triana, which glide through Catching Flies’ delicate soundscape. The melody is whimsical and uplifting, while maintaining a dreamy ambience throughout. It’s a perfect slice of indie electronica!

It was a great year for electronic music, with new and interesting sounds on the rise. But there were also a few songs that stood out from the pack. These are the tracks that made me listen, dance, and reflect time and time again this year.

I’ve covered many genres in these lists, but 2016 was clearly an indie year for me. For this list, I listened to hundreds of songs by independent musicians and labels across multiple genres to find the best of the best. From slow-burning bass and ambient drones to euphoric melodies, these seven songs exemplify what it means to make music in 2016.

Indie electronic music has been a staple in the world of music for quite some time now. Since the early 2000s, indie and electronic bands have been dominating the scene, and this year was no different. In 2016, there were many incredible artists releasing new music, and more than a handful of them were indie electronic bands.

I listen to a lot of new music every week and these are some of my favorites. These songs are not listed in any particular order. I’ve included links to each of the songs so you can listen to them if you haven’t already heard them.

1. The xx – On Hold

2. Kasbo – Found You (feat. Chelsea Cutler)

3. San Holo – Light

4. Mura Masa – Love$ick (feat. A$AP Rocky)

5. Kiiara – Gold

6. Flume – Never Be Like You (feat. Kai)

7. Bonobo – Kerala

Instead of the usual year-end lists where we collect our favorite songs or albums of the past twelve months, we are doing things a bit differently this time. Instead of making a list of these and presenting it in one piece, we will publish it as a series throughout December. Like last year, there will be no ranking.

We begin with seven songs from artists that are not on any major label or any other label for that matter. They are self-released or released by imprints similar to ours, so we like to call them indie electronic.

1. “Honey” by Robyn

2. “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s

3. “Heartbeats” by The Knife

4. “Inspector Norse” by Todd Terje

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

6. “Omen” by Disclosure featuring Sam Smith

7. “Fading Like a Flower” Each Time You Leave by Axel Willner


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