Native Instruments today announced the best selling Stems tracks of 2016

Sales of Stems tracks sold via major partners including Beatport, Juno, Traxsource and whatpeopleplay were checked to uncover the biggest hits of the year.

Bucking the more transient chart trends of standard format songs, popular Stems tracks typically have more longevity, remaining in the top 10 for many months at a time. With more flexibility on how Stems tracks are played it seems their shelf-life is extended and chart positions resemble standard format charts from yesteryear, with big hits holding fort.

A spokesperson from Yoshitoshi records commented: “House Music” is one of the defining Yoshitoshi records, and the perfect one to kick off the Yoshi 20th anniversary remix series. Robosonic really nailed their remix and it makes us so happy to see this track take on new life with a new generation of DJ’s and dance music lovers. It’s also very cool to see a classic track like this available in the innovative Stems format! Here’s to twenty more years and many more Stems.

As an open multi-track audio format, Stems enhances creative possibilities for DJs, producers, and live performers. A Stem file contains a track split into four musical elements – bass, drums, vocals, and melody, for example. With each element available independently, users can mix in new and unique ways. Last year the big Stems winners across major outlets were Robosonic with their remix of Eddie Amador’s classic “House Music” and Kaiserdisco’s track “Danza Danza” which features in multiple top 10s.

Best Sold Stems Tracks 2016 @ Traxsource

01 Eddie Amador “House Music – Robosonic Remix“ (Yoshitoshi Recordings)

02 Dubfire, Miss Kittin “Exit“ (SCI+TEC)

03 Technasia “I Am Somebody“ (Suara)

Best Sold Stems Tracks 2016 @ Beatport

01 Kaiserdisco Danza Danza“ (Suara)

02 Noir „Obscurité“ (Noir Music)

03 Playless „Danser“ (Toolroom)

Best Sold Stems Tracks 2016 @ Juno Download

01 Deekline, Feyder, Steppa Style feat Spruddy “One Overcome“ (Jungle Cakes)

02 Ed Solo feat Elijah MC “Ruffneck“ (Jungle Cakes)

03 Cloverfield “Ghost As” (Ultrasonic)

Best Sold Stems Tracks 2016 @ Whatpeopleplay

01 Eddie Amador “House Music – Robosonic Remix“ (Yoshitoshi Recordings)

02 Thomas Schumacher, Victor Ruiz “Satellite“ (Electric Ballroom)

03 Tobias Winkler “Divaa (Matt Sassari Remix)“ (Anorrack Records)