The electronic music landscape is constantly changing and nowhere is this more apparent than within the confines of techno. As proven formulas run their course, producers are pushing the boundaries faster and faster. Don’t worry though, as real heads tend to stick around when BPMs are pushed, so consider it a renaissance of the genre.
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1. “RESILIENCE” – ESOTERIC CIRCLE [FUTURE ROMANCE]
Riding the wave of melodic techno movement, this cute ear candy by a duo of French siblings known as the Esoteric Circle. The song is titled “Resilience” and featured as track number three on the second release of Future Romance.
2. “SYNAESTHESIA (UMEK REMIX)” – CHILLS SEEKERS [ARMADA MUSIC]
UMEK provides a shining example of how 90s trance fits well into today’s techno version.
3. “ENTERING” – SARA LANDRY [HEKATE RECORDS]
For the very first release on her own label, HEKATE Records, Sara Landry ditched four absolute behemoths, including the title track featured here as one of techno’s best in July 2021.
4. “GLAMORAMA” – ESOTERIC CIRCLE [FUTURE ROMANCE]
In addition to “Resilience”, the title song of Esoteric Circle, “Glamorama” is a beauty in its own right. A little darker than its counterpart but just as bright.
5. “BACK2TRANCE” – FEDELE [AFTERLIFE RECORDS]
On the fifth edition of the Afterlife VA model, Realm of consciousness appears this quirky techno track from an Italian producer known as Fedele.
6. “THE BLUE ELEPHANT” – MONIKA KRUSE [TERMINAL M]
The latest version of Monika Kruse, Hidden love Via its own imprint, Terminal M presents three burners, including this slow burner entitled “Blue Elephant”.
7. “INNER SKY” – JOS & ELI [WATERGATE RECORDS]
With Stephan Jolk’s smoother remix already included on this month’s house charts, it was obvious that the more gritty original would deserve a spot on the techno charts.
8. “TREMBLAGE (LUIGI TOZZI REMIX)” – M € RCY [PURSUIT]
Danish duo’s “Trembling”, M € RCY gets a deep, underground remix from Luigi Tozzi and it’s included on the Trembling EP now on Pursuit.
9. “FRONTEX STRIKING” – ROBAG WRUHME [KOMPAKT EXTRA]
The warm welcome from Robag Wruhme returned to Kompakt Speicher The series includes this great piece of hypnotic techno titled “Frontex Striking”.
10. “ALPHA CENTAURI” – FERGIE [ARMIND]
About 30 years ago techno gave birth to trance and history has certainly repeated itself as the bigger chunks of techno exude these “trance” sensibilities again. A former resident of Radio 1, Fergie puts this on full screen here via Armind. His first single in almost a decade! Welcome back, Fergie !!
11. “BAD OR JUST (ACID RAIN ON BELIN MIX)” – KAI TRACID & A * S * Y * S [FE CHROME]
Acid connoisseur, A * S * Y * S and Kai Tracid present this huge piece of acid techno called “Wrong Or Right”.
12. “WE RISE” – TOM WAX & BEN CHAMPELL [UNITY RECORDS]
Through Canadian techno label Unity Records, Tom Wax and Ben Champell deliver this overwhelming, yet uplifting, high-tech track titled “We Rise”.
13. “WORSHIP OF TAU” – KILLING THE VACUUM [DANCE TRAX]
Certainly not for the faint of heart, this dazzling melody from Parisian duo, Kill The Void, is loaded with button-twisting effects that make it a very interesting, yet thrilling listen.
14. “TAKEN IN THE CLUB (SPARTAQUE REMIX)” – GONCALO & ANNA TUR [LOWLITA RECORDS]
Big room business on this dazzling remix of Spartaque via the new label Lowlita Records.
15. “STALWART (ECKO2 REMIX)” – MISINKI [MECHANIKAL HARD]
Chosen as one of the winners of the remix competition, Costa Rican producer Ecko2 is responsible for this particular release which has a ton of groove in it.
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