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Every year we invite musicians, DJs and readers to send us their five favourite albums or tracks of 2016. In a year that saw so many great musicians pass away, there were a number of brilliant musical recordings. Our readers’ selections are eclectic and cross many genres. I hope you find some new music to explore.

28 December 2016 | In depth

One of the most profound statements on music I’ve ever heard or read was made by the saxophone player Charlie Parker, he said:

3 July 2014 | In depthTracks of the month

I’m off to perform, record and report at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (Movement) later this month. I can’t wait, everyone from Moodymann to Underground Resistance is performing.

4 May 2014 | Tracks of the month

I’ve just woken up to hear the sad new that DJ Rashad has died, aged 35. Born Rashad Harden, DJ Rashad was instrumental in bringing Chicago’s footwork style of dance music to a global audience.

27 April 2014 | Notes

DJ Sprinkles’ new album, Queerifications and Ruins, is as sublime as it is thought provoking.

12 March 2014 | In depth

An alternative history of sexuality in club culture: Luis-Manuel Garcia examines the history of club culture’s LGBT roots.

30 January 2014 | Pick of the web