Normally I don't go this far, but I think I'd have to say that you're looking at the best techno chart all year long. Dusky the leads the charge with an unusually hard-hitting one, Rodhad remixes Radio Slave with very prolific results, and even Ejeca gets in on the action as he remixes the best dance track of all time!
1. "SONGS OF PHASE" - DUSKY [17 STEPS]
Dusky has just released their fantastic debut full-length album titled Outer and it includes this genre-defying banger, "Songs Of Phase," which brilliantly samples Ursula Rucker better than anyone I've ever heard do it before.
2. "SABRE SONG" - STEVE RACHMAD [BASS CULTURE]
At long last I was finally able to catch the well talked-about Steve Rachmad last month at Circo Loco at DC-10. In honor of his dynamic set, I've included this stunning new techno concoction of his called "Sabre Song,"out now digitally and on vinyl via Bass Culture!
3. "WARRIOR" - STRUCTION [R&S RECORDS]
A Swiss newcomer by the name of Struction just signed onto to the legendary R&S, and the first of his releases is the stunning four-track EP, Gefuge, which features this beautifully frenetic slammer called "Warrior."
4. "GOOD LIFE (EJECA REMIX)" - INNER CITY [KMS RECORDS]
Belfast producer, Ejeca gets his turn at remixing what many (including myself) consider the best dance record ever made.
5. "GEAR SHIFT" - TALLMEN 785 [HOTFLUSH RECORDINGS]
6. "VISION (RODHAD REMIX)" - RADIO SLAVE [REKIDS]
East Berlin's Rodhad strikes gold yet again with his beautifully ominous rendition of Radio Slave's "Vision."
7. "DELETED DREAMS" - SHELLEY JOHANNSON [OCTOPUS RECORDINGS]
Toronto's Shelley Johansson makes her return to the Octopus Recordings imprint with a fabulous three-track EP that includes this hypnotic slow burner which goes by the name of "Deleted Dreams."
8. "L'OBSCURE OBJET DU DESIR" - FRANK LORBER [COCOON RECORDINGS]
Frankfurt's Frank Lorber contributes this acidic beast to Cocoon's latest dual-track release along with Detroit stalwart, Vince Watson.
9. "BEOBACHTER" - MALLONE [STEYOYOKE BLACK]
Purveyors of the etheral techno brand Steyoyoke strike again as Germany's Mallone contributes a very prolific techno gem he's curiously titled "Beobachter."
10. "CONSEQUENCE" - OXIA [DIVERSIONS]
The second ever release on Oxia's own Diversions imprint comes from the label boss himself. He's contributed three pieces of sophisticated techno, including this class act which features a fierce, stabbing synth over a choppy, hi-hat-heavy rhythm that is guaranteed to keep the revelers on their feet.
Stream the entire top ten techno chart as a playlist below: