After a very long two month hiatus, the techno chart returns to Magnetic Magazine after a well deserved break. Nothing much happened in December but a few very massive tunes were dropped in January so I've gone ahead and featured them in this week's chart. So sit back and strap yourself in for ten of the best tunes from electronic music's most thriving genre.
1. "ANKH" - CLARIAN [KOMPAKT]
If it was 1993, we would be classifying this gorgeous tune by Clarian as trance but since it's 2017 we are calling it techno. Who knew that techno could be this melodic!?
2. "DEAD END THRILLS (PATRICE BAUMEL REMIX)" - CUBICOLOR [ANJUNADEEP]
Patrice Baumel's brilliant rework of Cubicolor's "Dead End Thrills" may be almost a month old now but it was a huge hit at BPM and it continues to dominate dance floors all across the world. This tune is without a doubt an anthem.
3. "HERE COMES THE RAIN" - GUY GERBER & DENIZ KURTEL [RUMORS]
4. "BEYOND THOUGHT" - AUSTEN/SCOTT [REJECTED]
5. "SNUSS" - RAMON TAPIA & RIK WATTS [GEM RECORDS]
"Snuss" is a menacing tech groover that I guarantee will stick around for a good while.
6. "ALKAHEST (TIEFSCHWARZ REMIX)" - MATHAME [SOUVENIR MUSIC]
The legendary German duo, Tiefschwarz get prolific on remixing duties with Mathame's "Alkahest." An allegedly hypothetical universal solvent.
7. "ABSTINENCE (OLIVER KOLETZKI REMIX)" - REINER ZONNEVELD [STIL VOR TALENT]
Reinier Zonneveld's full length Megacity Servant gets a well deserved remix package which features this standout makeover from techno extraordinaire Oliver Koletzki!
8. "CANDY STORE FUNK" - LUCA MORRIS & LANDMARK [TERMINAL M]
Massive dance floor tune alert from Italian producers Luca Morris and Landmark who team up for a solid joint effort to close out the fourth edition of the Terminal M series, Cookies.
9. "BLACKEYS" - PAUL URSIN [NOIR MUSIC]
Paul Ursin returns to the Noir Music imprint for the 3rd edition of his Sinthesis Series which features four outstanding five star floor tunes including this particular humdinger titled "Blackeys."
10. "PHANTOM STUDIES" - DETTMANN | KLOCK [OSTGUT TON]
The two juggernauts of avant-garde techno team up for a mind bending production they call "Phantom Studies."
Stream the entire top ten techno chart through the playlist below: