Dance music veterans take center stage on this week's techno chart thanks to a handful of key contributions from artists like Surgeon, Josh Wink, Luke Slater, and even Darren Emerson who lands on Intec with a blistering floor number reserved specifically for peak-time madness!
Plus, some of today's most relevant talent figure prominently as well including Stil Vor Talent's Oliver Koletzki who takes the top spot for this week's best in the genre!
1. "PLANETARIUM" - OLIVER KOLETZKI [STIL VOR TALENT]
Oliver Koletzki's upcoming full-length, The Arc Of Tension is due out on May 19th and it's second single, "Planetarium" is out now with a music video to artfully complement the magically spectacular tune.
2. "RESIST (TRUNCATE V2 REMIX)" - JOSH WINK [OVUM RECORDINGS]
3. "CONVENIENCE TRAP" - SURGEON [DYNAMIC TENSION]
I've been buying Surgeon's tracks on vinyl since way back in '96 so it's unbelievably refreshing to hear him still testing the boundaries of techno over 21 years later!
4. "DEADLOCK" - DARREN EMERSON [INTEC]
5. "TRANCE, INIT?" - ALAN FITZPATRICK [DRUMCODE]
6. "CANNON FODDER (PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEMS REWORK)" - LUCY [LIFE AND DEATH]
Life and Death kick the year off with with something a bit more leftfield from Italian producer, Lucy who invited the one and only Luke Slater for a mind-bending rework of his own
7. "SHIMMER LAND" - NORTH LAKE [ELLUM]
The Ellum gang passes the torch to Michigan-based artist, North Lake for a trio of descending tunes including this ominous number he calls, "Shimmer Land."
8. "FRAGMENTS (SASCHA DIVE'S RHYTHM DUB)" - WAVESHAPE [MOAN]
Deep and dark warehouse vibes on this groovy touch up from Sascha Dive.
9. "LET'S GO (FRANCESCA LOMBARDO REMIX)" - JADE [MOBILEE]
10. "BITRATE (GALLYA REMIX)" - HOLLEN [SET ABOUT]
I can't tell you much about Gallya except she's from Sofia, Bulgaria and she's got my pick for best tune on the EP thanks to her bouncy yet rugged rendition of "Bitrate."
Stream the entire top ten techno chart via the playlist below: