In case you've been living under a rock for the past few years, techno has taken over as one of the most dominant forces in electronic music. Whether you like you're techno groovy, dark, melodic, or even banging, there's something for everyone and it appears to be what the future holds for us dance music aficionados.
For a delectable selection of the best of the newest tunes in techno, have a listen to these ten carefully curated tracks.
1. 'EDGING FORWARD' - DENSE & PIKA [DRUMCODE]
For the past couple years, UK techno duo Dense & Pika have lit the underground on fire with some absolutely monumental releases. However, in 2016 it would appear that the guys are ready to break free from the shadows with the help of two shining pieces of work. Their first being that scorching remix of Tiga's "Planet E" and the latter of the two being their debut EP on the Drumcode stable.
2. 'SUBTERRANEAN FICTION' - MAGIT CACOON [REBELLION]
Tel Aviv’s Magit Cacoon makes a well-deserved debut on Crosstown Rebel's sinister offshoot, Rebellion.
3. 'ELGUR (DOSEM REMIX)' - MARC ROMBOY [SYSTEMATIC RECORDINGS]
Premiered on Magnetic earlier this month, Marc Romboy's deep and hypnotic 2015 gem, "Elgur" gets a very expected upbeat remix by none other than current tech-house star, Dosem.
4. 'KEEP CALLING' - SKOBER [TRONIC]
Christian Smith's techno-leaning imprint, Tronic has been firing on all cylinders since 1994 and with heavy-hitting dancefloor tracks like this, there appears to be no end in sight.
5. 'CRAZY MAN (GIANLUCA CORSI REMIX)' - FRANKEYEFFE [RIOT RECORDINGS]
About six months ago, Italian producer Frankyeffe wrangled together a critically acclaimed album by the name of Trenta which has since seen two remix packages including the most recent one which features a coveted Beatport competition winning remix by Italian producer, Gianluca Corsi.
6. 'ACCIDENT IN PARADISE (KiNK REMIX)' - SVEN VATH [COCOON RECORDINGS]
Bulgarian techno guru, KiNK gives this 24 year old Sven Vath classic a highly-impressive, squelching acid update!
7. 'CALCULATED RISK' - RAMIRO LOPEZ [INTEC]
Carl Cox' Intec imprint is still pumping out high quality big-room techno bangers and the latest two-tracker from Ramiro Lopez is no particular exception as it features this blazing hot floor-filler.
8. 'ROOM 2' - JAY LUMEN & WADE [RELIEF]
The Dirty Groove EP is out now on Green Velvet's techno-leaning label, Relief, which features this techno stomper.
9. 'KNOW IT BETTER' - DJ LION FT. TRUEMODE [SET ABOUT]
Bulgarian producer DJ Lion teams up with Germany's Truemode for a very effective, yet forward thinking dance weapon.
10. 'BALAERIA' - CERA ALBA [MILE END RECORDS]
Rounding out the top ten new tunes in techno this week is a tech house groover entitled "Balaeria" by Spanish producer, Cera Alba.
Stream the entire top ten techno chart below as a playlist: