In an era of political instability, we prefer to talk about techno. Did you hear that debut album from Specialivery? How about Marc Romboy's new two-tracker on Kompakt? And what about Beatport's new techno classifications? Was that really necessary?
1. "SLEEPLESS NIGHTS" - CRISTOPH [TRUESOUL]
It's been a minute since Cristoph released on Truesoul and what a warm welcome back he deserves after nearly four years. "Sleepless Nights" is track number one on this three-track EP and it's a damn near ten out of ten in my book.
2. "BEYOND" - MARC ROMBOY [KOMPAKT EXTRA]
3. "CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER" - SPECIALIVERY [OBLATE RECORDS]
Swiss producer, Specialivery just dropped his premiere full-length, Gravity Darkening towards the end of February. Pick it up or stream it now if you're keen on sophisticated techno like this tune right here.
4. "ZURU" - ALX [DESCEND RECORDS]
5. "FUTURE STATE" - ANJA SCHNEIDER [SOUS MUSIC]
On the flip side of Anja Schneider's newest E.P. is this dynamic warehouse jam that'll you have you yearning for a early morning, sunrise rotation at a rave near you.
6. "ENTROPY (SPARTAQUE MIX)" - JOYHAUSER [PHOBIQ]
This massive and bombastic tune from early 2019 gets a remix package in early 2020 led by this equally massive rework by Spanish producer, Spartaque!
7. "INTERGALACTIC SNIPER" - SPECIALIVERY [OBLATE RECORDS]
Sci-fi style techno from the Swiss producer known as Specialivery!
8. "SERUM" - MARK REEVE [DRUMCODE]
Frankfurt's Mark Reeve never skips a beat so it's no surprise that Drumcode has invited him back for yet another outing titled Distance. Track number two is my favorite and I think you'll dig it too. Turn it up.
9. "DEVOTION" - TRANSCODE [TERMINAL M]
10. "STARCOURT" - CRISTOPH [TRUESOUL]
We wouldn't be doing Cristoph's new EP any justice if we didn't include at least two of the three in the best of February chart.
11. "DIFFERENT REALITY" - CHRIS VON B. [PIRATES ARE LOUD.]
Berlin DJ & producer, Chris Von B. dropped a three-tracker in February which included this deep and melodic banger aptly titled, "Different Reality."
12. "GRAVITY DARKENING" - SPECIALIVERY [OBLATE RECORDS]
In an age, when the importance of the full-length album has faded away, Swiss producer, Carlo Bernasconi is challenging the change and a little bit more. Under his production alter ego, Specialivery, he released a full-length concept album which tells his personal story allegorically in future-like, fantasy, techno fashion. And to help illustrate his vision, he commissioned well-known Italian comic book artist, Sergio Giardo.
Here's the title track which we presented the premiere of back in mid-February.
13. "STALKER" - MARC ROMBOY [KOMPAKT EXTRA]
14. "DESTROYER" - DOK & MARTIN [ANALYTICTRAIL]
Not to be confused with house music royalty, Doc Martin, the techno production duo known as Dok & Martin just dropped a three tracker which includes this very prolific banger with a larger than life drop reminiscent of early '90s Dutch techno.
15. "ACTIVE SHOOTER" - ETHICAL GOVERNOR [ENCLOSED ORDER]
Unmanned Autonomous Force is the title of Ethical Governor's premiere album and "Active Shooter" is the very first track on that full-length which we include here as one of the best to drop in February.
Stream all 15 techno tracks uninterrupted via the playlist below: