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Sultan + Shepard’s Top 10 of 2016

Sultan + Shepard know what makes a tune stand out. The Grammy-nominated DJs and producers have a slew of internationally acclaimed hit songs under their belt and they have shown their unrivalled production skill on countless occasions, most recently with brand-new offering ‘Cashmere Sweater’ (feat. Brezy). Now, the pair are disclosing their favorites tunes of 2016. Aspiring producers ought to pay attention; one might learn a thing or two from Sultan + Shepard’s Top 10 of 2016.


Galantis – No Money (MOTi Remix)
Galantis songs are always fire, and MOTi killed this mix. He came up with a sick drop and kept just the right amount of the original song so as to not overdo it. It’s been big in our sets since we first got the promo.

Nari & Milani and Cristian Marchi – The Creeps 2016
This record is super fun. We’ve done a crazy mashup with it, but the drop is just so big. It sounds massive, but still has a great classic groove. The perfect festival tune!

Sultan + Shepard feat. Kreesha Turner – Bring Me Back (Guilty Pleasure Remix)
We love it when we find new talent from Montreal. Guilty Pleasure hit us up asking to do this remix ’cause he loved the song. Needless to say, he crushed it. He gave it the perfect Deep House, summer twist that it needed and we love it. This kid is definitely going places.

Shirazee – Different (Dan E Remix)
This original tune is great. Shirazee’s voice is immaculate and he’s a real unique talent, blending the Eastern and Western sounds. Dan E turned the energy up just enough to fit into radio sets. We’ve put it on our radio show for probably three months in a row ’cause we love it so much!

Matoma – False Alarm (Hook N Sling Remix)
Hook N Sling always delivers great remixes and last year, this one was our favorite of his. It’s got the perfect mix of Melodic House and tropical vibes and it works in the club and on the radio. This was a big one for us in the second half of 2016.

Dean Mason – Addicted
Kryder’s Sosumi label always has dance floor bombs. This one is so damn groovy. We have fond memories of playing this one during our back-to-back set with Fedde Le Grand during his party at ADE this year. This tune crushed it.

Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (Don Diablo Remix)
Don is a great producer and remixer and this one is amazing. This song is so good and he just nailed it. Loved it since he first sent it to us. We wish there was more dance music like this…

Human Resource – Dominator (Quinten 909 Remix)
Classic! Loved this remix, such good techy vibes. It was really nice to hear this sound making a comeback this year!

Sultan + Shepard – Samba Sixteen
We had the idea to redo this classic line for a while, but there was one month early in the summer where we kept singing it. Finally we were just like: “Let’s do it!” We did a few versions before we settled on the tribal, festival vibes. Big thanks to all of the DJs who’ve been rocking it all year. We can’t wait for our Brazil tour in February to drop it!

Max Vangeli & Flatdisk – Blow This Club
Our buddy Kaskade turned us onto this tune. It’s such a great house tune, perfect for daytime pool parties. We recently used it for one of our special VIP mashups, which you have to hear live…but yeah, great tune from two great producers.

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