Get ready for another week of bangers, groovers and bouncers that fall under the guise of that wonderful, expansive genre we call techno.
1. "TERMINATOR" - MIKE VÄTH and MARCO PIANGIAMORE [AFU LIMITED]
Mammoth tune alert from German producer Mike Väth who teams up with Italian co-producer Marco Piangiamore for a blistering track titled "Terminator," which has already seen support from Adam Beyer, Mike's own star brother, Sven Väth, and even Richie Hawtin. Need I say more?
2. "THERMION" - SLAM [SOMA RECORDS]
Scottish techno pioneers Slam release their first EP taken from their upcoming LP - and from the EP, I've chosen the deep and minimal beauty "Thermion" as one of this week's best tracks in techno.
3. "TOUGH ENOUGH (PIG&DAN REMIX)" - VONDA7 [LOST & FOUND]
Star techno producers Pig&Dan take it down a notch with their latest remix as they trade in their hammers for a mesmerizing techno groove on Vonda7's premiere release through Lost & Found, "Tough Enough."
4. "HELTER SKELTER" - NICK CURLY [TRUESOUL]
5. "SUSTAINED SOUL" - VANGELIS KOSTOXENAKIS [DEFINITION:MUSIC]
Greek producer Vangelis Kostoxenakis lands on the well-respected Definition:Music imprint with a three-track EP that features this contemporary techno gem he calls "Sustained Soul."
6. "RIOT" - BASTIAN BUX [MOOD]
El Row resident Bastian Bux's Protest EP features this prolific yet very deep techno weapon simply titled "Riot."
7. "VENOM" - STEPHAN HINZ [SECOND STATE]
8. "FANFARE" - DARREN EMERSON, JOHN DIGWEED, & NICK MUIR [BEDROCK RECORDS]
The duo formerly known as Bedrock comprised of John Digweed & Nick Muir team up for one-off production with the man formerly of Underworld, Darren Emerson, and the result is this ultra-chunky slice of euphoria they call "Fanfare."
9. "FIBONACCI" - YAN OXYGEN [IAMT]
Try sitting still to this absolute banger by Ukrainian producer Yan Oxygen.
10. "SPECTRUM" - SIAN [OCTOPUS RECORDINGS]
Stream the entire top ten techno chart as a playlist below: