The seesaw battle between ethereal techno and the banging variety continues in clubland but here on the best-of chart, the two varieties happily co-exist. After all, great music supersedes genre so we will continue to showcase simply what's best in techno here.
1. "RIPCORD" - SASHA [LAST NIGHT ON EARTH]
Sasha's newest dazzling production is a bit more subtle than usual. Its dizzying effects will likely sneak up on you and grab a hold tightly once you've been hypnotized by its steady, progressive rhythm. Another Sasha masterpiece for the books.
2. "UNTIL THE EARLY LIGHT" - TIGER STRIPES [DRUMCODE]
Picking a favorite from the handful of tunes off of Tiger Stripes' scorching new EP off Drumcode proved to be quite difficult so I must default to the most massive of all. "Until The Early Light" is the name of this absolute beast and it's destined to be one of the biggest in big room techno for 2019.
3. "RETRO" - AVISION [WE ARE THE BRAVE]
"Retro" by New Yorker producer, "Avision" is a high energy tune which could serve as a perfect transition record from house to techno.
4. "FURTHER (HIDDEN EMPIRE REMIX)" - RAFAEL CERATO FEAT. LIU BEI [ELEATICS]
Rafael Cerato's collaboration with London-based vocalist, Liu Bei is quite epic on its own but Hidden Empire's revision is astounding. Play this very late at night and a rousing response is guaranteed!
5. "DUNKLE ILLUSION (ALIGNMENT REMIX)" - KLANGKUENSTLER [SECOND STATE]
KlangKuenstler returns to Second State with his first solo outing on the imprint and it features an acid rainstorm remix of the title cut courtesy of Alignment!
6. "NOVA" - YOTTO [ODD ONE OUT]
Finland's finest, Yotto just unleashed the second ever release on his own imprint and it's this mind invading tune he calls "Nova."
7. "C3PO" - ADANA TWINS [DIYNAMIC]
8. "REARRANGE MY MIND (NICOLE MOUDABER REMIX)" - MONOLINK [EMBASSY ONE]
9. "MBF" - ROCKO GARONI [SECOND STATE]
Berlin-based producer, Rocko Garoni has the honor of producing Second State's 66th release and at track number three stands this dark and hypnotic one titled "MBF."
10. "BASSHUNTER" - TIGER STRIPES [DRUMCODE]
"Basshunter" is a personal favorite off the Into Desolation EP. Turn it up loud and get lost!
11. "RIDE" - TIGER STRIPES [DRUMCODE]
The third and final tune from the Tiger Stripes EP to hit the chart is this classic trance workout fused with a big room tech backdrop.
12. "MAGNA TERRAM" - TOWNSHIP REBELLION [STIL VOR TALENT]
Modern, dramatic techno at its finest courtesy of Township Rebellion!
13. "MEDUSA" - OLIVIER GIACOMOTTO [YOSHITOSHI]
14. "NO LIMITS" - ANDRES CAMPO & RAMIRO LOPEZ [ODD RECORDINGS]
15. "REFACTORED" - RITZI LEE [MORD]
Dutch techno producer, Ritzi Lee just unleashed a six-track EP which is certainly not for the faint of heart but strictly for the realest techno enthusiast.
Stream the entire techno chart uninterrupted via the playlist below: