Step inside the best of September to find out what tunes were the biggest and the best this past month had to offer. Feel free to disagree but there's no doubt that these 15 special tunes made their mark.
1. "I FEEL THE MUSIC" - B.TRAITS [DRUMCODE]
2. "AMONGST THE GODS" - DUSKY [17 STEPS]
Dusky's new E.P. is sprinkled with all kinds of '90s electronica including this uber slice of euphoria titled, "Amongst The Gods."
3. "HALE BOPP (MACEO PLEX EDIT)" - DER DRITTE RAUM [HARTHOUSE]
4. "STELLA LUCE" - JAY LUMEN [DRUMCODE]
No Drumcode comp would be complete without the best from Budapest, Jay Lumen!
5. "PLACEBO" - PETE TONG & JOHN MONKMAN [BEESEMEYER MUSIC]
6. "LUFTEN" - CHARLIE THORSTENSON [DEFAULT POSITION]
Swedish producer, Charlie Thorstenson goes deep on Default Position with three mind-bending tunes including this standout piece of music he calls "Luften."
7. "DONE" - NOIR FT. CARI GOLDEN [NOIR MUSIC]
8. "ENIGMA" - VNTM [GEM RECORDS]
9. "SOUL MOVEMENT" - SPEKTRE [FILTH ON ACID]
This first tune out of all three on Spektre's new E.P. is this melodic piece of techno which should tear any party up in an instant.
10. "EYE OF THE SWARM" - SPEKTRE [FILTH ON ACID]
Second of the two from Spektre to appear on September's chart is this blazing hot title tune deserving of many plays throughout the rest of the year.
11. "DISTANT LAND" - CARDAO [SUARA]
For some unknown reason, the title track was left off of Cardao's EP but even without it, the package is still firing on all cylinders with four varied pieces of techno. Including this very deep one he's titled, "Distant Land."
12. "VISIBLE SOUL (KAISER SOUZAI REMIX)" - OMNIS [TREIBJAGD RECORDS]
Berlin's Kaiser Souzai turns this OMNIS tune into an absolute floor weapon.
13. "THE POWER (MATT OSSENTJUK REMIX)" - ELECTRONIC YOUTH [NEW VIOLENCE RECORDS]
Maybe bit more progressive than techno, this fire-hot remix from L.A. producer, Matt Ossentjuk has enough techno edge to get placement in this month's chart.
14. "REMEMBRANCE (ALT MIX)" - ANNA [KOMPAKT EXTRA]
15. "SPIRITUAL RAVE" - MEDIANE [OFF RECORDINGS]
"Spiritual Rave" is quite deserving of album title status thanks to a gorgeous melancholic ambience that floats ever so gently on top of a pulverizing kick-drum. A juxtaposed synthesis that will likely launch you into another dimension.
Stream all 15 tracks uninterrupted via the playlist below: