The biggest change with Vol. 16 of this Ultra Music series is that the cover model has gone topless instead of merely bikini-clad, but otherwise, Ultra Dance remains the compilation world's reliable version of Ol' Faithful when it comes to mainstream club music. Here, dance hits with pop leanings sit next to dance remixes of pop numbers, with names like Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, and David Guetta representing the former, while Sia, Magic!, and Ed Sheeran rep the latter. "Back to Earth," a collaborative blast from Steve Aoki and Fall Out Boy, is as slick as it gets, then there's the house number "Lost You" from Zeds Dead, a cool, smooth cut which represents how left-field and underground the set is willing to go. Everything here is legit as Ultra has the major-label licensing muscle to get the job done, so grab this to get that 2015 mainstream club experience at home.
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AllMusic Review by David Jeffries
Track Listing - Disc 1
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