We all know that at its best, dance music is pure good times. And that's what we search for during every night out, festival weekend and SoundCloud deep dive. IRL and URL we're looking for the moments when our culture truly enriches our soul.
So what made the Mixmag staff glad to be alive in 2016? A mixture of musical experiences and scene shifts, as well as the unbridled joy of Skepta's mum. Scroll down for the most personal of picks.