For the final techno chart of the year, ANNA shines with her spectacular remix of "Singularity," but let's not forget about the other tunes that stood out as well like Maceo Plex' "Mutant Robotics" and Erol Alkan's "Silver Echoes" which has been getting some airplay on Radio 1. Top those off 12 other contenders and you have yourself the best November techno to hit the shelves.
1. "SINGULARITY (ANNA REMIX)" - JON HOPKINS [DOMINO]
Brazilian producer, ANNA has absolutely smashed 2018 with releases on NovaMute, Hotflush, and Drumcode but here she is finishing off her well-accomplished year with a high-flying remix of Jon Hopkins' "Singularity."
2. "BODY LANGUAGE" - LAYTON GIORDANI [DRUMCODE]
3. "MUTANT ROBOTICS" - MACEO PLEX [ELLUM]
Maceo Plex's original obsession with electro continues to unravel as he incorporates the classic sound in his latest floor dominator, "Mutant Robotics."
4. "SILVER ECHOES" - EROL ALKAN [PHANTASY SOUND]
Erol Alkan's first release in five years is a two-headed monster which features this beautiful concoction of distortion, electro, and melody.
5. "BACK INTO CONSCIOUSNESS" - SPEKTRE [KRAFTEK]
6. "RED GIANT (NICOLAS MASSEYEFF REMIX)" - FRANKYEFFE [YOSHITOSHI]
7. "NEVER THE SAME" - AMELIE LENS [LENSKE]
Amelie Lens cements her status as one of the most explosive techno artists on the scene with this acid banger she calls "Never The Same."
8. "CASHMERE" - HIDDEN EMPIRE [OCTOPUS]
Rising techno duo, Hidden Empire make their debut on Sian's Octopus imprint with four signature tunes including this smashing title track of theirs that just might make your jaw drop once the beat hits the floor.
9. "PRIMORDIAL" - PLEASUREKRAFT [KRAFTEK]
"Sometimes, reality is the strangest fantasy of all."
10. "1989" - JOYHAUSER [TERMINAL M]
"1989" by Belgian duo, Joyhauser may not exude the sound of that particular year but it sure does possess the old school techno vibe of the early '90s which isn't too far off.
11. "CAUSTIC" - RAITO [SUARA]
Raito first popped onto my radar when he remixed the Frankie Bones tune last year which Carl Cox hammered to death. Here he is back on the chart with another hammering choon which finds it's way onto a five track outing on Suara.
12. "DOSAGE" - STEVE MULDER, DURTYSOXXX [ORANGE RECORDINGS]
Things get pretty goddamn massive on this track when the kick-drum drops at about three minutes in.
13. "MILLENIALS" - AUDIO JUNKIES & ROI OKEV [SINCOPAT]
It's usually the harder edge of techno which finds it's way into the best-of chart but Israeli producers, Audio Junkies and Roi Okev have found their way in this month with a beautiful, arpeggiated earworm they call "Millenials."
14. "ROMEO" - TOWNSHIP REBELLION [STIL VOR TALENT]
More from the melodic side of techno this month with Township Rebellion's "Romeo." A superb exercise in ebb and flow production which I guarantee will keep the floor's attention.
15. "ACTIVATED" - RUDOSA [WE ARE THE BRAVE]
The very tale end of November saw the release of this colossal tune which should easily rip the dance-floor wide open.
Stream the entire techno chart uninterrupted via the playlist below: