We asked Sydney’s DJ community to give us their all time Top 5 tunes of 2016

Tis the season of charts, poles and opinions…and feeling somewhat disheartened by the offerings from the usual electronic media outlets, local whipping boy, Matt Lush threw the basket around the Sydney DJ community to see what they’d come back with…so here is 30 odd Sydney DJs top 5 favourite tracks of 2016…

Kate Doherty // 4our

Dan Curtin – Phononic [Impact Mechanics]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IHx6ggrHpk
Aubrey – Aqua Warrior [Out-Er]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS9cWrXUSMo
Bjarki – B07 [Trip]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_t9VdOkb_Q
Trevino – Mosaic [Hotflush]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6Xn7mp6pLA
Doms & Deykers – It’s you I see [3024]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFyBDkiRAqQ

Kato // FBI Radio

Sleep D – Bush Snake [Butter Sessions]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTBDCpbWwTw
Paramida presents Tehran bomb – beyond katovl (Pepsi edit) [Love on the Rocks]
https://www.discogs.com/Unknown-Artist-Unknown-Artist-Paramida-Presents-Tehran-Bomb/release/8566335
Sotofett & Zarate Fix – Planetary Involvement [Thug]
https://youtu.be/gNtziyuFMEQ
Young Marco – The Best I Could do With What I Had (Suzanne Kraft remix) [Dekmantal]
https://youtu.be/zmG32IZSsI4
DJ Normal 4 – N4 theme [Klasse Wrecks]
https://youtu.be/tgXOS6fytj0

Magda Bytnerowicz // 4our

Sleep D – Bush Snake [Butter Sessions]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTBDCpbWwTw
DJ Python – Sunset Drive [Proibito]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlsyEIYHE-I
DJ Deep – Steps [Deeply Rooted House]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2z02Dm7oEs
Gunnar Haslam – Sirenik [Delsin]
https://youtu.be/jI41mgZHf9Q
DJ Sotofett – Current 82 (12 mix) [Keys of Life]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=222&v=5OOypx_bqHs
BONUS REISSUE ROUND:
Schatrax – Dizzy (I’ve played this beast *everywhere* this year, leave it out and I’ll neck ya)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3XTGKx7rrU

Simon Caldwell // Mad Racket

Frantzvaag – Rett Fra Levra [Fuck Reality]
https://youtu.be/T2I5_RtaL0Q
Chaos In The CBD – Significant Others [Rhythm Section]
https://youtu.be/7Zi3wC6DkkI
DJ JNETT – Wildlife EP [Bubble Tease/Running Back]
https://djjnett.bandcamp.com/album/wildlife
Leron Carson – Lemonlime [Sound Signature]
https://youtu.be/g62dgeFZNdI
The Possé – Happy Accidents [Plastic World]
https://youtu.be/vPJ0f3Dk3Q0

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Dave Stuart // Something Else

Trinity ‎– Cascade Drive [Nightime Drama]
https://nightimedrama.bandcamp.com/album/cascade-drive-ep
2030 ‎– In Aeternum (Luke Hess Remix) [Black Crow Records ]
https://youtu.be/zPRSvovdyXk
Deep’a & Biri ‎– Lightsdown (Lights On Version) [Black Crow Records] ‎
https://youtu.be/3wKSIG1D9t8
Eric Cloutier ‎– Heuristic [Palinoia]
https://youtu.be/-sl95RoyI3I
KAS:ST ‎– 11:11 (Deepbass Remix) [Flyance Records] ‎
https://youtu.be/xEMofdHXSTk

Ben Fester // Heavenly

Tom Ace & Ulli – Return To Pollyland [Ullis Tapes]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Zdrw3dwG4
Dan White – Precognitive Dreams [Cry Baby Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1MSHfmoiTA
Nu Guinea Pres. The Tony Allen Experiments – TA Storm [Early Sounds]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDF9XMVwTm8
Mei Tahat – Day World (I:Cube Rude Remix) [Berceuse Heroique]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucOQhbu9R0U
DJ Sotofett – Current 82 (12 Mix) [Keys of Life}
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OOypx_bqHs

Adi Toohey // FBI Radio

Luca Lozano + Mr Ho – 2 Wangs In A Room [Klasse Wrecks]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVs07hJWStU
Fantastic Man – Trance Sexual [Superconscious Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIw4K-R1y7s
The Pilotwings – Dracaufeu [Macadam Mambo]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Dna7bg_ko
Project Pablo – Closer [Sounds Of Beaubien Ouest]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUf2UaA5RkA
Traumprinz – 2 The Sky (Metatron’s What If There’s No End And No Beginning Mix) [Giegling]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23B9BQWPV2Q

Matt Lush // Charades / Trench

Umwelt – Gravitation Lens [Killekill]
https://youtu.be/lKh96uFahkA
Retina.it – Reflection In A Symmetric Space (Acronym Remix) [Eklero]
https://youtu.be/SJsOChmg6Us
Marcel Fengler – Shitau [Index Marcel Fengler]
https://youtu.be/6tOZXJTGLT4
Orbe – A Fright On The Ground While You Sleep [Be As One]
https://youtu.be/dNZXIeaUs50
Struction – Kreen [R&S Recordings]
https://youtu.be/b0FL7tCcfAw

David Bangma // Peoples Club / Insert

Miles SAGNIA – Perseverence [Atmospheric Existence]
https://youtu.be/UObxJcKBPJA
AWB ‎– Celestial Longitude (PVNV Remix) [Taapion]
https://youtu.be/5S0Bfn6qS6w
Joy Orbison & Boddika ‎– Severed Seven [Sunklo]
https://youtu.be/e2RBfLbGwOk
Hardfloor – May You Find Warmth In Tha Middle Of Da Night [I Love Acid]
https://youtu.be/6rijNljBMj8
Archivist ‎– Pathfinder [Blankstairs]
https://youtu.be/CXU1g4c-9ow

Trinity AU // Nightime Drama / 4our

Wata Igarashi – Night [Time To Express]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI8oNP9WwT8
Ruhig – Eddying [Midgar]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CShkyWdCd9k
Deepbass – Cycles [Informa Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlIaH3U_H6Q
Expansion – Trinity (Steven Tang Remix) [Nightime Drama]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgjvBDgFx5w
Shlømo – Escape From The Poison River (Artefakt Collage) Delsin Records
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ15ZC9OX18

Sebastian Bayne // IF? Records

Marco Shuttle – Danza Cinetica [Spazio Disponibile]
https://youtu.be/0OnLUnOigMg
Seelow – TFExx4A (Original Mix) [TFE XX4]
https://youtu.be/cXX16vZBE34
Von Grall – A Secant Line [Midgar]
https://youtu.be/gpc3YKkxtJ8
Sebastian Bayne – The Neufeld Coil [Decoy]
https://youtu.be/u9dX6z_BrCs
Jacek Sienkiewicz – Hideland (Original Mix) [Recognition]
https://youtu.be/EPQTWAT6EGM

Qu Zen // .darkroom

Jay Sirett – Gustav Talk [DECOY]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePilmIOu3nI
Lag – Nemir (Original Mix) [THEM]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn8gdmPCbx0
Vincenzo Pizzi – Ossimoro [Pyteca]
https://youtu.be/5oNe5K_j1j4
Kevin de Vries – When Time Stops (Skober Remix) [Complexed]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6FLmE-BueA
Dax J – Wir Leben Für Die Nacht (Original Mix) [Monnom Black]
https://youtu.be/EiAmeO-3etQ

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Ben Drayton // Bad Dog / House of Mince

Kassem Mosse – Molecular Memories [Honest Jon’s]
https://youtu.be/yTXsLVC8PMY
Robot Love – Numbers Station [Monaberry]
https://youtu.be/wXFUBda3_o4
Convextion – Exploration [a.r.t.less]
https://youtu.be/yGbLjp3yi0s
Onur Diner – Kalopsia [Submarine Vibes]
https://youtu.be/ObT4AtclE2c
Orbe – A Fright On The Ground While You Sleep [Be As One]
https://youtu.be/6K344ahFBvU

U-Khan // Charades

Planetary Assault Systems – Tri Fn Trp [Ostgut Ton]
https://soundcloud.com/ostgutton-official/planetary-assault-systems-tri-fn-trp
Doms & Deykers – Grime For Dolly [3024]
https://soundcloud.com/3024world/doms-deykers-07-grime-for-dolly-3024-028
Jay Daniel – Knowledge Of Selfie [Technicolour]
https://youtu.be/GMMrme8swlw
Gnork – Big Dipper [Magicwire]
https://youtu.be/k4-2kOekL1I
BLD – Acid on Mars [BLD Tape Recordings]
https://youtu.be/LoGksCe6fko

Methodix // Mainline

Midland – Final Credits [Regraded]
https://youtu.be/o7uLwHK_bZ4
No-man – Heaven Taste (Tin man remix) [Sähkö]
https://youtu.be/eL6FSeXc_SY
KiNK – Valentine’s Groove [Royal Oak]
https://youtu.be/hGrR4hsa2Ug
Randomer & Cadans – Anchor [Neighbourhood]
https://youtu.be/wUZkNX1Cu4Q
Struction – Warrior [R&S Records]
https://youtu.be/5xrRtUofgIE

Gabe Fernandes // Trench

G.H. – Screamin Demon Pickups [Modern Love]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yMpruAnHtU
DJ Normal 4 – Transcendental Training Tactic [Brothers from different Mothers]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbaPh4jMIao
Jega – ZX82 [Skam]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfOq-gYn0mQ
Pan Sonic – Atomin paluu (Part 1) [Blast First Petite]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUm26moZa1M
Orbe – Looking to Disco Solar [Be As One]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIyy2KeEEWc

Thorsten Hertog // OKRA

Dreams – Off The Grid [Nous]
https://youtu.be/ED9yrjam3FQ
Faster Action – Soki Loka [L.I.E.S]
https://youtu.be/RSpqZREVLpk
Parrish Smith – Supra [Knekelhuis]
https://youtu.be/B0nIThck2iI
Frak – Sudden Haircut [Dark Entries]
https://youtu.be/Pt-OvU8VoiI
Machine Women – Friday Night [Where To Now]
https://youtu.be/N7L3OfoOyDQ

Monako // Big Ting Recordings

Hodge – Body Drive [No Corner]
https://soundcloud.com/resident-advisor/hodge-body-drive
Pearson Sound – XLB [Pearson Sound]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN9LEgWiVcU
Pulse One – Me [Natch]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcu49AuR3RU
Dax J – Warp [Clergy]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFrmBA9z2i0
Unknown Artist – Grey Area Volume 4 #3 [Grey Area]
https://youtu.be/2MIYgZcWsfk

Lauren Smith // Fnoob // Trench

Daniel Avery – Reception (Perc Remix) [Phantasy Sound]
https://youtu.be/zjioy-NyA54
Phara – FTTF [Black Sun]
https://youtu.be/Uy6VgdE-Izc
Schwefelgelb – bis zum nächsten tag (Phase Fatale remix) [Fleisch]
https://youtu.be/A15MoDltDOc
Boston 168 – Split String [Odd Even]
https://youtu.be/RXxzP3U0XxY
Skee Mask – Shred 08 [Illian Tape]
https://youtu.be/PXFdwsvhg4Q

Advanced Human // Gynoid Audio

Truncate – Model 2 (Original Mix) [Gynoid Audio]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOpI1cOIm50
Amotik – Solah (Original Mix) [Amotik]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0oRUQZnZNE
Binny – Infinite Ratio (Original Mix) [Orbis Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhWkdXr6zms
Paul Nazca – Vuren (Original Mix) [Skryptom Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7TbjUTezUc
Lateral – Vayron (Original Mix) [Machine]
https://www.beatport.com/track/vayron-original-mix/8311835

XXX // Space Container

Ametsub – Precipice Drive (Long Edit) [Blueberry]
https://youtu.be/8WYs88XFIFU
Stanislav Tolkachev – Five Grams Will Be Ok [Mord]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcBvG5mt24A
Danilenko – Something For Nothing [One]
https://soundcloud.com/one-rec/danilenko-something-for-nothing-ep-one002-previews
Aleksi Perala – UK74R1619040 [Ovuca]
https://youtu.be/yNDi8Fld4Vk
Stanislav Tolkachev- The Story of Someone [Mord]
https://mord.bandcamp.com/track/the-story-of-someone

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Jim Poe // Bondi Beach Radio

EdSeven – “Broadside” (Peret Mako Remix) [Midnight Swim Records]
https://www.beatport.com/track/broadside-mako-remix/8735474
FP-Oner AKA Fred P – New Life Form [Mule Musiq]
https://youtu.be/Z5hV2MrwFL8
Traumprinz – 2 Bad (Metatron’s What If Madness Is Our Only Relief Mix) [Giegling]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0KufC82mfk
Mr. Fingers – Qwazars [Alleviated]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njd_iPmUaPs
Stereogamous feat. Shaun J. Wright – Where Can We Find Love Again? [Get Up Recordings]
https://soundcloud.com/getuprecordings/stereogamous-where-can-we-find-love-again-feat-shaun-j-wright-and-hard-tonoriginal-mix?in=getuprecordings%2Fsets%2Fwhere-can-we-find-love-again

Oscar Mike // Myth Music

Boston 168 – Split String [Odd Even]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXxzP3U0XxY
Yan Cook – Spor [Planet Rhythm Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh7SdpfqKyY
Artefakt – The Mental Universe [Delsin]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOJGVQbrFCc
TRP – Pano [Lobster Theremin]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4et__8xcOA
Cato – Pressure [Boom Ting Recordings]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH-IRlrNFHw

Jake Small // Dirty Feet

Baaz – Kraut House [Office Recodings]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXk9poC-ozI
Andy Hart – Dachkammer [Voyage Recordings]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-TzQqlu5x0
Surgeon – Deep [Blueprint]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FYj_0HCtTs
IO (Mulen) – Stick Out [Memoria Recordings]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntZUhabLYTs
Diego Krause – Drift [Organic Music]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n7T-ScCsJc

Stephan Győry // The Record Store

Fantastic Man – Trance Sexual [Superconscious Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIw4K-R1y7s
Sleep D – Bush Snake [Butter Sessions]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTBDCpbWwTw
Aphex Twin – Circlon3 [Warp Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEP-Qpw3lHg
Pearson Sound – XLB [Pearson Sound]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcWytB29dr4
Albrecht La’Brooy – Encounter [AAR007]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DuUGVDx5So

Andrew Wowk // Bondi Beach Radio

Nautiluss – Kodama [Spectral Sound]
https://youtu.be/uzx1UTmZTts
Annie Hall – Meitner [Central Processing Unit]
https://youtu.be/mm4dYYPL-NY
George Tounisidis – Workers [Symbolism]
https://soundcloud.com/george-tounisidis/sets/symbolism-solidarity-ep
DJ Skull – The Drum [CHIWAX]
https://youtu.be/3xaVbEyNhaw
Stenny – Westward [Ilian Tape]
https://youtu.be/tJ23LgDC3UY

Jordan Peters // Immersion

Djrum – Untitled 9 [Ilian Tape]
https://youtu.be/X7fXvWzjRKg
Ruhig – Eddying [Midgar]
https://youtu.be/CShkyWdCd9k
Abdulla Rashim – Proceeding To Infinity [Northern Electronics]
https://youtu.be/uu-hAUYfxwk
Tessela – With Patsy [Poly Kicks]
https://youtu.be/aVakW5HcPHI
Rrose – Omerta [EAUX]
https://youtu.be/8e8nEDK070s

Drox // Analog Cabin

OCTAL INDUSTRIES vs OHM – Sedna [Thule Iceland]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8YiEwJT7XQ
Plant43 – Amethyst Deceiver [AC Records]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C2Hldcscts
Golden Teacher – Raveinstigator [Sounds Of The Universe]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilREfrViWZk
Solpara – Rising – Vestibule 12 [Booma Collective]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SreQQhwPHWY
echospace plays michael mantra | sea shell city (morning) [Echospace Detroit]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPco9MMLXZQ

David McCann // Fnoob Radio

I Hate Models – Don’t Be Afraid Of The Light [Toxic Waste Buried]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUOZ-SsKhbM
Sutter Cane – Colony (Lag Remix) [Nachtstrom Schallplatten]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0TgHlrJwh8
Inigo Kennedy – The Shepard Tones [PoleGroup]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KFV3IdmmSc
Perc & Randomer – Breezeblock [Perc Trax]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yYPyIU9HBc
Asmar – Trinity [Arts Digital]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eji2Ws5oiY8

Zac Bush

Fracture & Deft – I Just [Exit Records]
https://youtu.be/xHu_Ulc9Jno
Addison Groove & DJ Die- Morro Dub [GutterFunk]
https://youtu.be/GgnXs1q9Uso
Richie Brains – B Boy 900000 [Exit Records]
https://youtu.be/iB2OXGsRdx8
Tehbis + Touchy Subject ‎– 1988 [Astrophonica]
https://youtu.be/274_YTCwYX8
Microglobe x Machinedrum – High On Hope [Teklife}
https://soundcloud.com/teklife57/high-on-hope-microglobe-x-machinedrum

Lewba

Globex – Untitled (B) [Acting Press]
https://youtu.be/RrWfRSLs_0I
L Neils – Caribbean Drive [Black Opal]
https://youtu.be/VY6TXOHLQ-0
Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald – 2600 [Tresor]
https://youtu.be/tta7S9ERpbE
Tessela – With Patsy [Poly Kicks]
https://youtu.be/aVakW5HcPHI
TUC – 4×5 83×2
https://youtu.be/mhBNM9Ecdhc

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Matt Lush is a Melbourne born deejay, based in Sydney. A lover and collector of vinyl, he cites his influences as Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke as well as early Woody McBride, Dan Curtin and others of that ilk. He also enjoys coffee, cigarettes and raisin toast.

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