Producers and genres can get awfully stagnant in dance music. Luckily though, there's always a group of producers bubbling up before our eyes. Artists like Dysart who has already made a name legitimate name for himself on Kneaded Pains and newcomer, Linearis are among many others in the chart developing their own sound. Plus, you've got the already established guys like Alan Fitzpatrick and Julian Jeweil who continue to evolve and perfect their productions with every subsequent release.
So without further ado, here are the 15 best tracks to land in the techno-sphere of January 2019!
1. "SILK" - BURAKI [BEDROCK]
2. "ELEVEN ELEVEN" - ALAN FITZPATRICK [WE ARE THE BRAVE]
If there's one thing that sets Alan Fitzpatrick apart from the rest, it's is his keen ability to inject a ton of groove into something that you might just otherwise bang your head to.
3. "SECOND" - LINEARIS [MADE OF CONCRETE]
made of CONCRETE's debut of 2019 is a rather special one from the producer known as Linearis. An artist who has returned to the imprint with three mighty tunes and one mind-bending remix of the album's second tune courtesy of Alek S. A track cheekily titled, "Second" which we are featuring here today as one of the best of January.
4. "LIGHTSPEED" - DYSART [KNEADED PAINS]
Kneaded Pains label-favorite, Dysart AKA Matt Tanner is back with his third appearance. Two tracks in total including the title tune, "Lightspeed." A bouncy affair that gets extra wonky for those after-hour sets that feature a whole lot of sunlight.
5. "ALL HOPE FADES" - ALAN FITZPATRICK [WE ARE THE BRAVE]
Second to hit the chart from Alan Fitzpatrick's smashing, seven-track album is this very euphoric banger he's titled "All Hope Fades."
6. "BABCIA (VAKKUUM REMIX)" - VONDA7 [ART | WERK]
Just a few months back, Vonda7 kicked off her own imprint, ART | WERK with a dazzling, four-track E.P. Now, for the second release on the label, she's commissioned some excellent remixes from the likes of Chambray, 9th House, and of course this mesmerizing revision from Turbo Recordings artist, Vakkuum.
7. "TRANSMISSION" - JULIAN JEWEIL [DRUMCODE]
8. "MARS" - JULIAN JEWEIL [DRUMCODE]
I could probably do without the spoken countdown on this one but the acid groove is undeniably hot.
9. "TUSSI (N.O.B.A. REMIX)" - DURTYSOXXX [AUTEKTONE RECORDS]
Italian techno label, Autektone showcases a tougher than nails single package from Durtysoxxx along with four other remixes including this devastatingly good revision by French producer, N.O.B.A.
10. "UPPERGROUND" - ARTBAT [DIYNAMIC]
The Ukrainian production pair, ARTBAT return to Diynamic with yet another chart topping E.P. that features this prolific title tune worthy of high praise and heavy rotation among the underground's elite.
11. "SCORPIO" - VICTOR RUIZ [NOIR MUSIC]
On Victor Ruiz' return to Noir Music, he's not holding anything back. The title track is about as aggressive as he gets and "Scorpio" is a monster of its own thanks to a maniacal vocal that eventually gives way to a 21st century style Belgian techno drop.
12. "TYNOS" - FIDELES [AFTERLIFE]
Italian duo, Fideles rounded off their sophomore appearance on Afterlife with this sub-bass heavy groover, they call "Tynos."
13. "BELLOW (LUCA GAETA REMIX)" - LUNATIQUE SUBLIME [ORANGE RECORDINGS]
Possibly the biggest floor-filler in techno this year thus far comes from Italian techno talent, Luca Gaeta!
14. "CRUISING" - SUBSTANCE [OSTGUT TON]
Berlin dance music stalwart, Substance AKA DJ Pete is celebrating 30 years in the game and part of his anniversary celebration includes this mental E.P. he's dropped on none other than Ostgut Ton.
15. "ATOM" - ILIJA DJOKOVIC [FILTH ON ACID]
Serbia's Ilija Djokovic returns to Reiner Zonneveld's Filth On Acid imprint with four banging tunes that will shake you to your core.
Stream the 15 best techno tracks of January 2019 uninterrupted via the playlist below: