Top 12 Lineups of 2016

As you've figured out by now, I love spending the month of December looking back on all of the extraordinary music brought into the world in the past year. Thus, it would be remiss of me not to do some self-reflecting on all of the Monday Lineup's I created in 2016. And while I try my best not to play favorites, some weeks the stars aligned and the Lineups shined just a little bit brighter than the rest. These are those Lineups.

Lineup #73 // Originally published February 8th, 2016 - Disco vibes to cure those mid-Winter blues and warm you right up. 

Lineup #76 // Originally published February 29th, 2016

It's no surprise a 90s-themed, leap-year Lineup was a crowd favorite in 2016.

Lineup #83 // Originally published April 18th, 2016

My annual post-Coachella, road trip to LA Lineup is a classic for driving, daydreaming and decompressing.

Lineup #90 // Originally published June 6th, 2016

The perfect start-of-Summer-feel-good Lineup (until Spotify took away my all-time favorite, Mary Clark - Take Me I'm Yours).

Lineup #95 // Originally published July 11th, 2016

My personal favorite of the year, and proves just how deep music's healing power can be.

Lineup #96 // Originally published July 18th, 2016

A glimmer of hope, and a Lineup to dance through the Summer to.

Lineup #98 // Originally published on August 1st, 2016

The best of Despacio: the best live dance music experience, bar none. Read more about it here.

Lineup #104 // Originally published on September 12th, 2016

Boogie into the Fall.

Lineup #107 // Originally published October 3rd, 2016

Seemingly disparate songs somehow come together in a flawless arc. Can I say that about my own playlist? Anyways, listen to these tracks in order.

Lineup #112 // Originally published on November 7th, 2016

Inspired by the incomparable Moodymann, and the last Lineup of our pre-Trump world.

Lineup #113 // Originally published on November 14th, 2016

They say the best art is created out of extreme emotion. The post-election coping Lineup.

Lineup #116 // Originally published on December 5th, 2016

Dedicated to the Oakland GhostShip victims. A beautifully diverse Lineup.