It's been a couple of weeks since I dropped a techno chart - and since then, Drumcode unleashed the fifth edition of their compilation series, A-Sides, which contains twenty colossal tunes on the comp. With such a massive release I couldn't just pick one tune for my chart, so I went ahead and placed in four of the best ones from the collection.
However, let's not forget some of the other great tunes that emerged from the techno universe this week, like the ridiculous Fur Coat remix of Matador's "Klout & Bones," Olivier Giacomotto's relentless rerub on Suara, David Durango's forward-thinking gem on Soulfooled, and of course a few more.
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1. "START OF MADNESS" - ENRICO SANGIULIANO VS HERTZ [DRUMCODE]
My top techno track of the week goes to Enrico Sangiuliano and Hertz for this unbelievably wicked tune which I first heard Adam Beyer hammer out at Coachella back in April.
2. "MOTOR 02B" - RUDY BADZA [AUDIO ELITE RECORDS]
French techno producer Rudy Badza makes his debut on Audio Elite with two very bottom-heavy tunes - including this hihat-heavy tune curiously titled "Motor 02B."
3. "MONONGAHELA (DENIS HORVAT REMIX)" - SPEAKING MINDS [AEON]
Italian duo Speaking Minds get their latest unpronounceable tune remixed by Danish producer extraordinaire Denis Horvat.
4. "KLOUT & BONES (FUR COAT REMIX)" - MATADOR [RUKUS]
Matador's recent debut artist album Ructions gets a mini remix package that includes this devastatingly good remix of "Klout & Bones" courtesy of Venezuelan techno duo, Fur Coat.
5. "COVER ME UP (ANNA REMIX)" - JOYCE MUNIZ FEAT. KAT VINTER [EXPLOITED]
Joyce Muniz' lead single "Cover Me Up" from her upcoming album features this hypnotic techno remix from Brazilian-born, Berlin-based producer ANNA.
6. "REVOLUTION" - BOXIA [DRUMCODE]
UK producer, Boxia is responsible for this pounding tune titled "Revolution" and it's the second track taken from the latest Drumcode A-Sides compilation to feature on my techno chart this week.
7. "CLOSER, FASTER, STRONGER (OLIVIER GIACOMOTTO REMIX)" - DJ TONIO [SUARA]
DJ Tonio's third EP on Suara is a strong one thanks to three solid remixes of the title tune - including this absolutely wicked rerub from one of France's hottest exports at the moment, Olivier Giacomotto.
8. "PETIT PRINCE" - DAVID DURANGO [SOULFOOLED]
Swiss producer David Durango weaves a web of flawless, contemporary techno on Alex Niggemann's Soulfooled imprint.
9. "PHOENIX" - LUCA AGNELLI [DRUMCODE]
Third on the techno chart from the Drumcode A-Sides comp is the ominously melodic "Phoenix" by Italian producer, Luca Agnelli.
10. "MAXIMAAL" - SECRET CINEMA & EGBERT [DRUMCODE]
The final tune on this week's techno chart is yet another quality stomper taken from the A-Sides compilation. Watch out because this one goes off!
Stream the entire top ten techno chart as a playlist below: