5 Tracks That Have Defined Summer 2016 Brian ManningWednesday, August 17, 2016New Music0 Comments As the summer of 2016 fizzles out and festival season finally begins to slow down, there’s no denying that we’ve been blessed with a standout summer of new music. Ranging from today’s well-known headliners to our most promising up-and-coming artists, the world of dance music has once again been revitalized with a star-studded collection of new tunes. To celebrate the season’s end, we’ve selected our top five picks that accumulate into the perfect summertime soundtrack. 1. Nick Martin – “Looking For Love” Feat. Nat Dunn Coming from the beautiful city of Athens, DJ/producer Nick Martin has made a defiant mark in the world of melodic dance music. His breakout single “Looking For Love” Feat. Nat Dunn gets right to the core of sultry, summer anthems, coming together as a bright melodious number that evokes a perfect mix between Ibiza party vibes and poolside luxury. 2. FRENSHIP – “Capsize” Released independently, L.A.-based electro-pop team FRENSHIP’s single “Capsize” presents an atmosphere that is equal parts hopeful and nostalgic, the perfect combination for those glowing summer evenings. 3. The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down” Feat. Daya A track that could be heard throughout festivals everywhere, The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down” with singer/songwriter Daya is an evocative, robust tune that features a perfect ‘sing-along’ quality. 4. Flume – “Never Be Like You” Feat. Kai A sound yet to be decently replicated, Flume’s single, “Never Be Like You” is a simpler, dream-state piece that finds the producer’s signature synth work at its best. The expressive percussion, sweeping synth glides, and Kai’s glistening vocals make this track the ideal tune for those not-so-crazy summer nights. 5. Major Lazer – “Cold Water” Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ Major Lazer’s “Cold Water” collaboration with Justin Bieber and MØ should be your first pick in your summer road trip playlist. Inspirational at best, the track features a heated fusion of a bright guitar chords and an animated percussive end that will have you dancing into the night.