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.
It’s no surprise a 90s-themed, leap-year Lineup was a crowd favorite in 2016.
My annual post-Coachella, road trip to LA Lineup is a classic for driving, daydreaming and decompressing.
The perfect start-of-Summer-feel-good Lineup (until Spotify took away my all-time favorite, Mary Clark – Take Me I’m Yours).
My personal favorite of the year, and proves just how deep music’s healing power can be.
A glimmer of hope, and a Lineup to dance through the Summer to.
The best of Despacio: the best live dance music experience, bar none. Read more about it here.
Boogie into the Fall.
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.
Inspired by the incomparable Moodymann, and the last Lineup of our pre-Trump world.
They say the best art is created out of extreme emotion. The post-election coping Lineup.
Dedicated to the Oakland GhostShip victims. A beautifully diverse Lineup.