Techno remains the top genre in electronic music and it's easy to see why with these 15 scorching tunes.
1. "TEST TUBES (MIND AGAINST CELESTIAL DUB)" - SCB [HOTFLUSH]
2. "ONE STEP BEYOND" - RAITO [BOYSNOIZE RECORDS]
Raito's "One Step Beyond" captures the sound of 1992 better than anyone I've heard in recent memory. Plus, the tune is absolutely massive!
3. "FREAK LIKE ME" - DYSART [KNEADED PAINS]
British-producer, Dysart is the latest master of techno to to keep the fire burning over the Kneaded Pains camp with two floor-assaulting numbers including this wicked b-side.
4. "CHAMPION SOUND" - DYSART [KNEADED PAINS]
"Champion Sound" showcases a more upfront sound with the same grittiness as "Freak Like Me."
5. "WOKE UP AS A COPY" - NICOLAS BOUGAIEFF [NOVAMUTE]
Five-star techno all around on this flat-out, AMAZING four-track package from Nicolas Bougaieff!
6. "ELEVATE" - SRVD [REKIDS]
Rekids boss, Radio Slave and German model, Patrick Mason are the two individuals behind the brand new moniker, SRVD. A live project between the two which finally sees it's first official release and "Elevate" deservedly serving as it's launching pad.
7. "MYSTERY LAND (SPEKTRE REMIX)" - Y-TRAXX [KRAFTEK]
This trance anthem from '98 gets an aggressive, 20-year anniversary makeover from UK techno duo, Spektre!
8. "DESIRE" - ANII [POLYMATH]
Polish producer, Anii returns to Polymath with an ambitious EP that features a Locked Groove remix and this stellar title track as well.
9. "THE LAST GENERATION" - COYU & GREEN VELVET [SUARA]
10. "RODALES" - DAVE SEAMAN [SELADOR]
11. "REFLECTIONS" - DEEP TRIBE [SLEAZY G]
With it's brooding synth and sinister bass-line, "Reflections" by Los Angeles duo, Deep Tribe may not bang like the others on this chart but the tune is in a techno class of it's own.
12. "LOST (ROBERTO CAPUANO REMIX)" - ALEX MINE [TERMINAL M]
13. "SPONDYLUS (ANJA SCHNEIDER REMIX)" - FRANCESCA LOMBARDO [SOUS MUSIC]
Anja Schneider's take on "Spondylus" maintains the deepness of the original while picking up the tempo and beefing up the kickdrum.
14. "SAIGON (DIEGO AMURA REMIX)" - MICHAEL KLEIN [SUARA]
Napoli's Diego Amura features as a guest remixer on Michael Klein's latest with this deep and dark rendition which just might snatch you up and leave you on the other side of the rabbit hole.
15. "SET BACK" - HARVEY MCKAY [WE ARE THE BRAVE]
Yet another example of how well Glasgow's Harvey McKay injects so much soul into the most banging techno!
Stream the entire chart uninterrupted via the playlist below: