Techno is arguably electronic music's most beloved genre and this week's top ten chart is a shining example of how new and cutting edge the genre still is. Not only are there a couple of electronic music mainstays in the chart but more importantly, the chart is stacked with fresh new talent who are putting out tunes that are bigger and better than those of the veterans.
1. 'FAUST' - PHILIPP RUHMHARDT [TRONIC]
Up and coming techno talent, Philipp Ruhmhardt makes his solo debut on Christian Smith's long-running techno imprint with an absolute stormer of a tune simply called 'Faust.'
2. 'DEELAITTE' - NOIR [OCTOPUS RECORDINGS]
Danish house music producer, Noir goes a bit harder than normal for his debut EP on Octopus Recordings.
3. 'SIGNALS' - FLUG & MIKI CRAVEN [NONLINEAR SYSTEMS]
Flug went to work with Miki Craven and the result was a brooding four tracker which features this menacing 130 bpm stomper.
4. 'KEROSINE (THE REACTIVITZ REMIX)' - COLLECTORS MOVEMENTS [ORANGE RECORDINGS]
For the past few months, the Dutch techno label Orange Recordings has been absolutely killing it. Now label favorite The Reactivitz turns in a pumping re-rub of Collectors Movements' 'Kerosine'.
5. 'WE TURN INTO ANIMALS' - KIKI & ALESSIO PAGLIAROLI [MY FAVORITE ROBOT RECORDS]
Italian Alessio Pagliaroli and Finnish star Kiki pair up for a hypnotic affair oddly entitled 'We Turn Into Animals.'
6. 'CHEMICAL' - VALENT. [BE AS ONE]
Acid is the game and 'Amon' is the name on Valent.'s brilliant debut EP with Shlomi Aber's Be As One imprint.
7. 'MR. ROBOT.' - ANTWON FAULKNER [FREQUENZA RECORDS]
Detroit's Antwon Faulkner signs onto the Italian techno label, Frequenza for a prolific floor filling workout called 'Mr Robot'.
8. 'INSECTS (CHORD MIX)' - FLUG [SOMA RECORDS]
Argentinian producer Flug pops up again on this week's techno chart except this time with his tune 'Insects' as the lead track on the third edition of the legendary Soma Records compilation showcase called Transmissions.
9. 'REMEMBRANCE' - FRANCESCA LOMBARDO [ECHOE]
Francesca Lombardo gracefully returns to her new Echoe imprint with 'Remembrance' as it's third ever release.
10. '502 LAST SEQUENCE' - EXERCISE ONE [EXONE]
Berlin duo, Exercise One round out this week's techno with a blistering track that is both prolific and indeed aggressive in the best way possible.
Stream the entire top ten techno chart as a playlist below: