It is becoming very apparent that this is indeed the year of techno. The chart this week is of course filled with house music but in addition there is also a generous side of techno included. Nothing here to bang your head to, just plenty of edge to move the 4/4 sound along nicely.
1. “Joker” Gui Boratto, Kompakt
The Brazilian electronic music genius, Gui Boratto has been mainly focusing on singles since his last full length in 2011 but he’s all geared up now for his full length which is due out next month. Off the new album, he’s already unleashed “Take Control” & now here he is with the genre defying “Joker”. Also included on this single are a couple of ace remixes by Dave DK & the Kompakt boss himself, Michael Mayer!
2. “Boa” Ashworth, Arkhive London
Arkhive London are back with their 3rd glorious release which features two serpent-inspired tunes entitled “Boa” & “Python” by London producer Ashworth.
3. “Binary Omania (Eversines Remix)” Nathan Surreal, KMS Records
Nathan Surreal’s “Binary Omania” is quite the techno workout but the producer known as Eversines takes the original and smoothens it out to something a bit more melodic and deep just the way I like it.
4. “Holding Hands” Mickey, Black Jukebox
Shir Khan’s Black Jukebox series is back with two tracks from Mickey that lead the charge. The first of the two which we are featuring here is “Holding Hands” which is an infectiously funky tune with just the right amount of melody sprinkled in.
5. “Momentary” Sante, AVOTRE
This tech-house jam entitled “Momentary” by Germany’s Sante is sure to be a late summer Ibiza anthem.
6. “Seriously?” Marc DePulse, Ostwind Records
Marc DePulse seems to have nearly mastered his pristine tech-house production which is why we covered his remix of Pazul’s “Flight” just a couple of months ago and now we chart him again with his new single “Seriously?”
7. “Good Things” Body Language, Free Download
Every now and then I have the pleasure of charting a free download and this new tune by Body Language is no exception. “Good Things” is a fun & summery disco tune that you just can’t help cracking a smile to.
8. “Conjuction Funktion (Rescue Remix)” DJ Dan, InStereo Recordings
West coast house music stalwart DJ Dan released this highly charged funky house tune back in May. Now he’s commissioned both Rescue & Jorge Montia to each put their own spin on this peak-time hit.
9. “Ich See (Pablo Bolivar Rework)” Patrick Zigon, Biotop
Patrick Zigon’s “Ich See” was first released on the ALIVE compilation back in March. Now five months later it gets its own release along with a couple of remixes including one spectacular revision by Pablo Bolivar which we feature here.
10. “My Head Is A Jungle (MK Remix)” Wankelmut, Emma Louise, Positiva / Virgin Records
MK’s infectious remix of “My Head Is a Jungle” may be almost a year old but it gets a major label release this week along with a brand spanking new & fun video that was filmed in a Laundromat of all places.