The 90s figure prominently in this week's chart by either influencing, getting remixed, or simply sampling some of the genre's classics like Slam's "Like This" which samples the DJ Hell classic, "Like That." Plus, Spektre gives Sourmash's '93 techno anthem "Pilgrimage To Paradise" a driving, modern update.
Not to mention, Victor Ruiz' "Stardust" on Suara practices the mid-90s techno way of adding a generous amount of melody and chord progression. In other words, trance!
1. "PILGRIMAGE TO PARADISE (SPEKTRE RMX)" - SOURMASH [RESPEKT RECORDINGS]
Back in '93, I used to absolutely lose it to Sourmash's face-melting breakdown and now the newer heads get to experience this iconic sliver of techno history with a brand new update courtesy of label-head, Spektre!
2. "STARDUST" - VICTOR RUIZ [SUARA]
With magnificent tunes like this one, Brazilian techno maestro, Victor Ruiz is on pace to be the genre's next superstar
3. "CONFUSED" - BUDAKID [LAST NIGHT ON EARTH]
4. "RABBIT MOUNTAIN (GERD JANSON REMIX)" - M.A.N.D.Y. [GET PHYSICAL MUSIC]
When he's not putting together massive floor tunes with Phillip Lauer as Tuff City Kids, German producer Gerd Janson is providing the scene with a variety of tracks across the spectrum like this gritty acid makeover of M.A.N.D.Y's very lovely "Rabbit Mountain."
Out now on the very legendary, Get Physical Music!
5. "SUKI" - DENSE & PIKA [DRUMCODE]
Techno titans, Dense & Pika return to Drumcode with a three-track outing that leads off with the title track, "Suki." A unexpectedly, melody-rich composition that pounds just as hard as their previous efforts.
6. "SATURDAY" - ADOY [SOUND ANARCHY RECORDS]
Underground is king on Adoy's well-rounded, five-tracker on Milano's Sound Anarchy Records.
7. "LIKE THIS" - SLAM [SOMA RECORDS]
8. "THE SUBSEQUENCE" - JOAL [CONSTANT CIRCLES]
Constant Circles is celebrating two years of being in business with a ten track best-of compilation that features this 2015 goodie by Joal called "TheSubsequence."
9. "STREAM" - WIGBERT [SECOND STATE]
German producer, Wigbert has already made a couple of appearances on Second State but Stream is his debut EP and it of course features this title track which advances light years ahead of the competition.
10. "CONJURING" - CJW [WIRELAB]
Glasgow's underground techno label, Wirelab sees it's 17the issue from label boss, CJW.
Stream the entire top ten techno chart via the playlist below: