This month’s top techno was influenced by a few releases with music mainly from the last few months of 2015. First and foremost was Richie Hawtin’s album From My Mind To Yours under his various aliases past and present. I love the classic feel to this album. This album truly feels like an extension of the original three (intended) Plastikman album’s, while also adding in newer sounds and edits from on EX (Performed live at the Guggenheim NYC).
Another big influence was Etapp Kyle‘s Axiom EP on Klockworks. I’ve really been digging the latest on Klockworks; glad to see more frequent releases and looking forward to more. Speaking of Klockworks, one of Ben Klock’s older tracks somehow made it on this month from his Before One EP on Ostgut Ton.
Even though most of the songs from Kangding Ray‘s latest album are a bit too slow for our typical mixes, it is no less a favorite here on DjFrequencies. We still found an opportunity to fit in two tracks from Cory Arcane.
Another notable release featured this month is Johannes Heil‘s The Black Light album. Lots more greats tracks on this album, be sure to pick it up.
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Top Techno Tracks January 2016 Tracklist
|1||When We Were Queens||Kangding Ray||Cory Arcane||Raster-Noton|
|2||Creepr||80xx||From My Mind To Yours||Plus 8 Records|
|3||Luna||Etapp Kyle||Axiom EP||Klockworks|
|4||Axiom||Etapp Kyle||Axiom EP||Klockworks|
|5||Sakura||Etapp Kyle||Axiom EP||Klockworks|
|7||The Wall||Rødhåd||Béton Brut|
|9||Scene Four||Johannes Heil||The Black Light||EXILE|
|10||Before One||Ben Klock||Before One||Ostgut Ton|
|11||Signs (Rødhåd Remix)||Howling||Signs Remixes|
|12||Them||Fuse||From My Mind To Yours||Plus 8 Records|
|13||Gymnastiks||Plastikman||From My Mind To Yours||Plus 8 Records|
|15||Blue Oscillant||Kangding Ray||Cory Arcane||Raster-Noton|
|19||Scene Eight||Johannes Heil||The Black Light||EXILE|
Each episode contains the top techno songs I am playing and listening to for the month. The tracks are not ordered according to favorites. Rather than just listing songs for the month, I enjoy putting them together as a mix so the tracks are arranged to allow cohesion. This also means some of my favorite songs may be excluded because they just didn’t fit into the mix. The majority of the music is straight techno but songs may sway into other electronic music genres. Most songs will be new releases though some ol’ school tracks or releases I may have slept on may pop up here and there–whatever is relevant to me at the moment. Share, enjoy and support the artists.