Astralwerks Staff Picks 2016
We want to say a quick thank-you for your support through this year, whether you’re a new fan in 2016 or have been with us since the start in 1993. We re-launched our website this summer, and hope you’ve had the time to dig through our 23 year history on the Timeline section. Below you’ll find the favorite music our staff listened to in 2016, and you can find a selection of the songs via this Spotify playlist.
Astralwerks had the privilege of releasing some amazing music this year and saw the continued rise of Halsey including an epic BADLANDS finale show at Madison Square Garden. We introduced you to new signings Aaron Fontwell, Albin Lee Meldau, Dusky, EDEN, Junge Junge, Ookay and Sigma and you can expect more music from them in 2017. Underworld & The Chemical Brothers were nominated for Grammys and we released the long-awaited and critically acclaimed new album from The Avalanches! Fellow Aussies Empire of the Sun released their third album, the transcendental “Two Vines”.
Expect colored vinyl re-issues of the first seven albums from The Chemical Brothers in January and The Avalanches’ debut album “Since I Left You” will be available for the first time on wax in years on February 3rd.
Astralwerks wishes you a very happy & healthy holiday season! Enjoy our picks and we hope you discover some new music from these lists!