Top Techno Songs October 2014 – This month’s top techno starts out with a track from Ed Davenport, aka Inland. I was introduced to his productions from the recent endeavor with Dave Sumner, aka Function, to resurrect the Infrastructure New York imprint. Which, by the way, has been producing some amazing releases. This track “Islands” is an Aubrey remix on the Split Series Part 3 EP on Mosaic. The other two tracks on the EP are excellent as well, “Thirteen Years” from Ozka and the absolutely stunning deep house track “Bloodchild” again from Davenport. Both tracks equally deserve a spot on this month’s top techno songs, but “Islands” fit well into the mix.
Next we move into the title track from Tin Man‘s ODE album. This track has traces of some of my favorite works from Plastikman. “Ode” presents a soft and subtle acid feel that can make an 8 minute 29 second track disappear into the clouds. The album has plenty more similar and pleasing moments and is an extremely solid release.
“Bejeweled Body” comes in next from the collaborative album Games Have Rules from Function & Vatican Shadow. I’ll have to admit I had much higher hope for this album. The songs do represent a good mix from both of the artists better ambient/experimental music. Some songs leaning towards Function (“Things Known”, “Things Unknown”) others leaning towards Vatican Shadow (“A Year Has Passed”, “A Year Has Gone By”). But “Bejeweled Body” was the only one that spoke to me and fit well into this mix. It also happens to be the track that most resembles Function’s recent solo efforts. A brilliant track nonetheless, carrying out the signature Sandwell District sound.
Rødhåd (also featured on Top Techno Tracks March) continues the upbeat vibe with the track “Haumea” off the EP of the same name featured on the every-so-productive Belgium label Token Records. The release also has a solid remix from Ø [Phase] (who was featured on our April Top Techno).
Yan Cook again makes his way onto the top techno tracks for the month (also featured on Top Techno August and Top Techno April) with the very memorable and mesmerizing track “Bell” from the Melter EP.
One Dj Frequencies favorite Oscar Mulero makes his way onto this months top techno with “Epley Maneuver,” an absolute jacker with a brilliant and functional breakdown. This track featured on his Vertigo EP from Mulero’s own Warm Up Recordings. This is the first in the limited vinyl release Pattern Series consisting of translucent pressings with specially designed artwork.
The brutal “Pattern A3” from Slam (Charles Fenckler Remix) continues to pump up this months mix. One of Mike Parker‘s tracks again fits nicely into in our top techno with the loopy “Lustration Eleven (Sarychev)” backed by the lush and airy sounds Edit Select added to this Lustrations remix.
Ending out the Top Techno Songs October mix is a brilliant track from Kyle Geiger. Kyle digs deep into his mid-western roots and creates this classic Detroit sounding piano hook cemented by a thumping beat and a deep synth lead with “The Turning Point“. This track can be used with so many styles and is sure to get the old school (and maybe even new school) cats groovin, bobbin, and fist-pumping.
Top Techno Songs October 2014 Tracklist
|1||Islands (Aubrey Remix)||Ed Davenport||Split Series Part Three|
|3||Bejeweled Body||Function & Vatican Shadow||Games Have Rules|
|4||What Will Burn||Orphx||Sacrifice|
|6||Bell (Original Mix)||Yan Cook||Melter EP|
|7||Epley Maneuver||Oscar Mulero||Vertigo EP|
|8||Pattern A3 (Charles Fenckler Remix)||Slam||Pattern A3|
|9||Lustration Eleven (Sarychev) (Edit Select Remix)||Mike Parker||Lustration Remixes|
|10||The Turning Point||Kyle Geiger||The Turning Point|
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.