The Best 2016 Halloween Mixes


The most wonderful time of the year has arrived. Halloween is right around the corner. Drag that sexy Twizzlers costume out of the closet (jkjkjk) and get ready to slaughter the dance floor at your spooky neighborhood shindig with these Halloween mixes made for moving your ass.

Artist and designer John Coulthart, a World Fantasy Awards “Best Artist,” has designed album covers for Hawkwind, Cradle of Filth, and more. The illustrator has created a sinister synth-only mix featuring the work of Halloween director John Carpenter, the Moog 3C-heavy Redshift, and Tangerine Dream.

FACT Mag put together a hip-hop horror playlist in which the artists sample spooky cinema — J Dilla, Gravediggaz, and Dr. Dre included. And if you really dig it, there’s a download option.

Producer, DJ, and trap king RL Grime released his highly anticipated annual Halloween mix this week — and it features guest appearances by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine among others.

Discodromo created this horror-disco mix for Vice. “Our first thought was the spookier, the better,” the duo said in an interview. “So beware: lots of creepy synths in action. You could sum it up as “horror: past, present and future.” We included a few classic productions from absolute legends like Goblin, Fabio Frizzi and John Carpenter, plus some released and unreleased tracks from our own Cocktail d’Amore Music and more stuff we found or got from friends.”

If you’re looking for something a little more lighthearted or music that will appeal to your Disney obsession, the Mouse House is getting in on the Halloween mix action with this collection of tracks that opens with their spookiest jam, “This is Halloween.” Check it out over here.

New York Night Train party god Jonathan Toubin has a ‘60s mix of 45rpm Halloween hits.

San Francisco DJ and podcaster Bunnywhiskers mixes like every day is Halloween. She joins Italo beats and American slasher cinema in her latest macabre and groovy offering.

Charlie Brigden from Films on Wax digs deep into the crates for his horror film soundtrack mix, featuring the tunes of Evil Dead II, Near Dark, An American Werewolf in London, and more.

Cronenberg Fiend Club-maker Haunt Love brings the horror funk, psych, and dance floor killers.

Mystery Skulls (Luis Dubuc of The Secret Handshake fame) has Halloween cred since he created a music video inspired by Scooby-Doo.