With most genres, one would expect to have a difficult time picking out ten great new tracks every single week, but with techno I have had absolutely no problem at all. In fact, it's been difficult to keep this chart to only 10 tracks. The king of all electronic genres has been spewing out incredible music week in and week out. This week is of course no exception thanks to some of the genre's best labels such as Octopus Recordings, Ovum, Cocoon, Tronic, and of course the treasured Drumcode imprint.
1. 'HOOK AT THE BORDER' - ENRICO SANGIULIANO [TRONIC MUSIC]
Christian Smith's long running record label, Tronic gets a debut from fast rising Italian techno talent, Enrico Sangiuliano.
2. 'FORCE MAJEURE' - CHRISTIAN SMITH [DRUMCODE]
Tronic boss Christian Smith steps away from his label for a well-deserved return to the almighty Drumcode stable.
3. 'CRACKLED' - MARK MYWORDS [ORANGE RECORDINGS]
Dutchman Mark Mywords delivers an absolutely slamming four track package for Dutch label, Orange Recordings.
4. 'CHILDHOOD' - CHICOLA [LOST & FOUND]
Guy J's Lost & Found imprint sees it's 30th ever release with the tune 'Childhood' which is being described as too beautiful for words.
5. '7 HOURS' - CHYMERA [COCOON RECORDINGS]
Irish producer Brendan Gregory aka Chymera didn't just make this week's top ten techno chart. He was also hand-picked as one of ten artists to watch this month on Traxsource.
6. 'FUEGO (JULIAN JEWEIL REMIX)' - DUBFIRE & OLIVER HUNTEMANN [SENSO SOUNDS]
Dubfire & Oliver Huntemann's 'Fuego' gets a fire hot remix from Frenchman Julian Jeweil and his edit is in fact pure Fuego!
7. 'LA HORDE' - OSTRA [SOLID SHAPE RECORDS]
Yes, the French know how to properly techno, as is evident with this uptempo, avant-garde thumper entitled 'La Horde' by OSTRA on the Marseilles based label, Solid Shape Records.
8. 'JAMSESSION 001' - MARCO FARAONE [OVUM RECORDINGS]
Marco Faraone's debut on the legendary Ovum imprint is a live session EP, recorded live to tape, completely unedited. Feast your ears on this true techno E.P. which is not just brilliant but banging as well.
9. 'ENERGY FLOW (DJ KOZE'S SPLASHER REMIX)' - MANO LE TOUGH [PERMANENT VACATION]
Koze adds his touch of brilliance to the already amazingly well done 'Energy Flow' by Mano Le Tough.
10. 'INFORMATION' - SIAN [OCTOPUS RECORDINGS]
Octopus head honcho, Sian takes a break from being the boss in order to churn out an unbelievably wicked stomper.
Stream the entire top ten techno chart as a playlist below: