The Best Things We Saw on the Dance Music Internet This Week

The Black Madonna, Kai, and MK make our list of the week's best things.

Dec 31 2016, 6:58pm

1. The Black Madonna

I poured myself into dance music and discovered God isn't silent. God is loud.

Our Artist of the Year speaks frankly about her Catholic faith and why it fortifies her love of house and disco.

2. THUMP's NYE mixes

Whether you're preparing for a night on the town or plan on staying in and hosting a party of your own, our NYE mixes from Detroit Swindle, Kornél Kovács and Woody will surely get you pumped.

3. How to be a better music fan

As much as every Aphex Twin or Marcel Dettmann fan wants to act like they've always enjoyed underground music (we all have that friend), can we all just admit that there was a time (at the very least in our youth) where we all may have enjoyed a little Avril Lavigne?

Magnetic Magazine has a couple of ideas.

4. THUMP staff picks

Here, our editors and interns select their favorite musical moments from the year.

5. MK's NYE Bangers Mix

Throwdown this NYE with this throwback mix from house superstar DJ MK.

6. 2016's best merch

Merch matters: Here's our list of the best merch items from electronic music acts in 2016.

7. The Casio FZ-1

Point Blank music school does a deep dive on the vintage synth.

8. The year's best electronic music photos

A picture is worth a thousand words, or maybe even a thousand songs.

9. Last minute NYE plans

Still struggling with a plan for tonight? Check out our no bullshit guide.

10. Meet Kai

We spoke to Kai, the best vocalist of this year, who broke out on Flume's infectious radio hit, "Never Be Like You."