In techno news this week, Maceo Plex teases his upcoming album, Danish producer Brynjolfur channels 808 State, and Reset Robot returns to Truesoul. But first and foremost, Alan Fitzpatrick is going to show you how he gets down a Friday night!
1. "FRIDAY NIGHT DANCING" - ALAN FITZPATRICK [WE ARE THE BRAVE]
Alan Fitzpatrick's second issue on his own imprint, We Are The Brave is a monster of a track which is playfully titled "Friday Night Dancing." The tune features a reverberated Jamaican vocal along with a mind bending synth propped up against the backdrop of an extremely compressed kick drum. To put it simply, this track goes off!
2. "THE REPLICANT V1" - MACEO PLEX [ELLUM]
Maceo Plex' recently released EP, Journey To Solar features the lead track "The Replicant V1" which has been soaked in electro and rinsed with techno.
3. "TECHNOIR" - BRYNJOLFUR [HAFENDISKO]
4. "MOONRISE" - WEHBBA [SYSTEMATIC RECORDINGS]
5. "WEE BRIDGE" - RESET ROBOT [TRUESOUL]
6. "DEVOTION" - PIG&DAN [DRUMCODE]
Prolific techno duo, Pig&Dan have made huge waves in dance music this year. Mainly with their critically acclaimed full length that featured the top beatport tune, "Growler" but also with their debut EP on Drumcode earlier in the year.
Now just six months later, they've got their second ever release on Drumcode already on the shelves. The Chemistry EP which features this mildly frenetic builder they call "Devotion."
7. "FROM OTHER SOUNDS (RADIO SLAVE REMIX)" - REGAL [FIGURE]
Spanish producer, Regal has put together a trio of fire hot tunes for his brand new EP on the Figure imprint. Plus, he's enlisted the one and only Radio Slave to re rub the title tune and the result is this bouncy hypnotic affair that features a haunting spoken ward and warm repetitive chords.
8. "ECLIPSE" - JAY LUMEN [OCTOPUS RECORDS]
Techno mainstay Jay Lumen has been slowly perfecting his craft over the years and it's fair to say that with tracks like "Eclipse," he's nearly mastered the large, majestic sound that the fans so desperately crave.
9. "BACK TO THE ROOTS" - SAYTEK [MOTECH RECORDS]
Joseph Keevill, better known as Saytek makes his debut on the Detroit imprint, Motech with a well rounded four track EP that features this very Detroit inspired techno tune he's aptly entitled "Back To The Roots."
10. "SEVEN AGAINST THEBES" - SIMON SIZER [STEYOYOKE]
Rounding out this week's techno chart is a deep and dramatic one taken from The Ages Of Man EP out now on the extremely reliable Steyoyoke imprint.
Stream the entire top ten techno chart as a playlist below: