The usual suspects were out in full force this past month. Dense & Pika racked up another forward-thinker as they continue to carve their own path while Tale Of Us took it one step closer to legendary status with a brilliant new one taken from their recent Fabric mix. Other regular chart stars include Tiger Stripes, Jay Lumen, and Wehbba who all made their own mark as well. Not to mention, rising stars found their way in too like Hidden Empire and ARTBAT. Plus, the legend that is G Flame rounds out the chart with pure class on This and That! Also, let's not forget that tomorrow is International Women's Day so check out the talented ladies repping the best of February including Marla Singer, Bebetta, and Peach.
1. "PROJECT ZEUS" - DENSE & PIKA [KNEADED PAINS]
Arguably one of techno's most profound duos, Dense & Pika return to their own imprint with their signature, dusty-techno vibe.
2. "ERROR ERROR" - TALE OF US [FABRIC]
3. "BALANCE" - JAY LUMEN [OCTOPUS RECORDINGS]
4. "SOUND OF THE BETTEST" - RIVA STARR & TIGER STRIPES [TRUESOUL]
If you like your techno sprinkled with a little bit of UK Garage and dancehall then you've come to the right place.
5. "PROMETHEUS" - ARTBAT [DIYNAMIC]
Ukrainian duo, ARTBAT used the mind-blowing 2015 tune, "Mandrake" as their launch-pad for a relatively meteoric rise through techno-land. Here they are landing arguably their biggest release to date on Diynamic with three equally massive tunes including this remarkable one they've titled "Prometheus."
6. "PLANETA" - ARTBAT [DIYNAMIC]
Normally we reserve only one spot on the chart per release but the magnificent tension on Artbat's "Planeta" is far too phenomenal to be silenced.
7. "TORNADO" - HIDDEN EMPIRE [STIL VOR TALENT]
Contemporary techno duo, Hidden Empire appear to have mastered the genre with this absolutely stellar lead single from their upcoming album due out very soon.
8. "PARANOIA" - DEAS [OFF RECORDINGS]
Check out this mind-melting production courtesy of Polish producer, DEAS on Andre Crom's OFF Recordings.
9. "ACIDATLANTIC (SKOBER REMIX)" - THOMAS EVANS [PHOBIQ]
Ukrainian producer, Skober gave Parisian Thomas Evans' "Acidatlantic" some absolutely large remix treatment!
10. "ECLIPSE" - WEHBBA [DRUMCODE]
It's no secret that Brazilian producer, Wehbba is one of South America's top techno exports and Adam Beyer is clearly aware of this. Hence, the man's second appearance on Drumcode with a total of five mind-expanding heaters including the title track as featured here as one of the best that February had to offer.
11. "INTERNAL REFORM" - MARLA SINGER [SUARA]
Suara enlisted techno purist, Marla Singer for a five-track outing that features this soul-crushing number she calls "Internal Reform."
12. "MEGALON" - BEBETTA [MONABERRY]
"Megalon" isn't just Godzilla's foe, it's the dazzling new title tune taken from Bebetta's third ever E.P. on the illustrious Monaberry imprint.
13. "FORMER" - REFORM [SECOND STATE]
Italian duo, Reform make their solo debut on Pan-Pot's Second State imprint with four gigantic tunes including the manic title tune which under the right circumstances is guaranteed to send you down the rabbit hole.
14. "SILKY" - PEACH [INTERGRADED]
Midland kicks off his brand new grass-roots imprint, Intergraded with a collection of four new tunes by relatively unknown artists including this delightful little thumper by producer, Serena Pasion under her moniker Peach.
15. "FEVER" - G FLAME [THIS AND THAT]
Legendary techno stalwart, G Flame better known to most as his alias, The Advent rounds off the best of February with a five star outing on David Squillace's This and That imprint.
Stream the entire techno chart uninterrupted via the playlist below: