2017 was a fruitful year for the genre, with many artists dipping their toes in the Techno pool and the abundance of more accessible Techno tracks as we witnessed further growth in the European Techno scene. We also saw many of the original pioneers of the scene back in the limelight, producing and touring the globe. We’re delighted to say that, based on their musical output for the year, this year’s list is a healthy mixture of industry veterans and the newer faces of Techno, and exists as a reminder that this broad and busy genre is still very much a global force. These are the Traxsource Top 100 Techno Artists of 2017.
Our Techno master Jonny Marciano is back in control this week, alongside special guest Loco & Jam to deliver two hours of hard-hitting heart raising Techno! For the first hour, Marciano will be outlining the sound of our new and exclusive Techno ft. late-night bangers from Sin Sin, Antimatter, Monika Kruse and Pig&Dan & more! Coming up in the second hour, Loco & Jam dig deep into their collection for some driving Techno goodies courtesy of Oscar L, Ramiro Lopez along with several of their own productions!
Label Layer 909 run by one of the UK’s biggest and fastest rising Techno artists, Phutek, has started to catch the attention of artists like Carl Cox, and Adam Beyer among others. This is attributed to the label’s “No nonsense driving Techno” motto, strong grooves, melodic vibes, and peak time energy. Check out this up-and-coming label’s latest project from Steel Grooves titled “Legion” out now EXCLUSIVELY on Traxsource. We sat down with Phutek to chat about the label, favorite tracks, and more in this edition of our Label Spotlight series.
London based Mella Dee (aka Ryan Aitchison) is making serious moves. Already a favourite of the specialist BBC Radio 1 crew, his tracks have picked up solid support from the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Bicep, Skream, Tijana T, George Fitzgerald and Len Faki – and he isn’t stopping there. The Yorkshire-born talent is cultivating an exciting blend of weighty techno with elements of House, hardcore, and jungle thrown in for good measure and this month drops the ‘Warehouse Music 001’ EP on his newly formed label Warehouse Music.
Jonny Marciano, our Traxsource Techno manager is back in command this week, bringing along the talents of Matt Sassari for two hours of the finest Techno you won’t hear anywhere else. Dark Techno flavour from the likes of Haze Moon, Dense & Pika, and Carlo lio featuring hot new and exclusive releases from labels such as La Famiglia Recordings, Tronic Music, and Kraftek ..Turn it up!
Ovum Recordings boss (Ovum being home to Loco Dice, Shlomi Aber, Marc Romboy, DJ Pierre, Aaron Carl, King Britt, Steve Bug, D’Julz amongst others) Josh Wink returns home to his own label with the mighty ‘Resist’ after dipping his toes in the waters over at Intec, Boysnoize Records and R&S with some heavyweight releases. ‘Resist’ reeks of debauchery, with its Acidic bassline and persistent vocal and could echo of times gone or could be straight up futuristic, who knows? What we do know is that it’s naughty, noisy, and absolutely awesome! Classic Wink. We sat Josh down for a Q&A to celebrate the new release..
This week’s label spotlight focusses on Mark Broom’s Beard Man. English Techno / Electronica don Mark Broom is a legend in his own right, sitting on almost 3 decades of experience in the music industry, with a career that spans back to the early 90s. His productions have regularly landed him spots releasing for Techno’s finest, including Blueprint, Ostgut, Warp, Soma and M-Plant and he’s remained a pillar for the Techno community to this day, especially in the UK. Broom set up Beard Man in 2009 to release his own productions and as an outlet for exciting new Techno talent, including the likes of NoizyKnobs and Patrik Carrera.
Our Techno guru Jonny Marciano is back in the hot seat this week, getting special guest D-Formation [Suara / Toolroom / Stereo] involved to through down two hours of hard-hitting belters! For the first hour, Marciano will be outlining the sound of Traxsource Techno, delving into the hottest new and exclusive late-night bangers from Artefakt, Loco & Jam, B.Traits, Nicole Moudaber, & more! Coming up in the second hour, D-Formation digs deep into his collection for some driving Techno goodies courtesy of Ramon Bedoya, Krissky, Lander B, Nino Bua, & many more!
Straddling the space between House and Techno, Berlin-based Braunbeck is an exciting breakthrough artist, closely affiliated with Adam Port and the Keinemusik crew. This month sees Braunbeck land a stunning EP on O*RS entitled ‘Not Just Play Music‘ and to celebrate, we sat the man down to learn more about him and his music..
Settling into the Traxsource familia nicely is our Techno don Jonny Marciano! The Montreal-based DJ and producer has built up a solid reputation holding residencies at Stereo Montreal and Velvet whilst landing productions and remixes on esteemed labels Stereo Productions, Elrow Music, Funk n’ Deep Records, Monique Musique, Lapsus Music and Younan Music amongst others, whilst also being the head honcho of popular Techno imprint La Famiglia Recordings.
Techno, the unstoppable global-dominating genre, continues to rule dance floors around the world, with its incessant 4/4 pulse being the bedrock to countless unforgettable club nights. Whether austere and sophisticated, or face-meltingly banging, the music that began in Detroit 30 odd years ago is still at the forefront of musical progression and 2016 has seen some sublime developments in the genre.
Teknoize’s productions are already being supported by the likes of Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Chris Liebing, Umek, Stefano Noferini, Chus & Ceballos, Steve Mulder, Cristian Varela to name a few, but just who is Teknoize? We went to find out a little bit more about the NY-based underground Techno producer..
Teknoize’s productions & His Labels signed Tracks Supported by
Next up ON Traxsource A&R Sessions, we introduce you to our brand new Techno boss Jonny Marciano. Over the course of his career, the Montreal-based DJ and producer has built up a solid reputation holding residencies at Stereo Montreal and Velvet whilst landing productions and remixes on esteemed labels Stereo Productions, Elrow Music, Funk n’ Deep Records, Monique Musique, Lapsus Music and Younan Music amongst others.
As the number of dance music fans continues to grow all over the world, so does the number of people who are falling in love with one of the scene’s original sounds; Techno.
Even though it all started in Detroit, today’s sound is strongly connected to smokey and dark basement clubs...
Massive shout out to everyone at the Ministry of Sound, as they celebrate their 24th birthday today with a huge party in London featuring Detroit legends Derrick May and Lee Curtiss, plus Jimpster, Wookie, Tuff Jam and Tim Sheridan!
Compiled through a blend of good old fashioned A&R, office discussions/arguments, data driven stats, sales and of course, damn fine releases, here’s a full breakdown of our choices for Top 20 Artists in each scene that have killed it so far in 2015.
From it’s heavy industrial beginnings, techno artistery has always been at the epicentre of underground dance music culture. Here’s our list of 20 techno artists that have been enjoying a great 2015 so far.
The Best Techno tracks for 2014. have arrived with Gene Farris, Harry Romero, Sonny Fodera, Green Velvet, RAR, Jay Lumen, Jerome Sydenham, Joeski & many others making this years chart.
The likes of KINK, Anna, Laurent Garnier, Nicole Moudaber, Pig&Dan, Josh Wink, Christian Prommer & MATRiXXMAN are featured on this years Top Techno artists chart.
With Luca’s latest EP ‘OVO’ via his imprint out now now on Traxsource – we asked the the man himself to answer 3 Questions share 2 Track favourites & 1 latest Release in our 321 feature.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Cocoon Recordings on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Techno Label Spotlight.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Pan-Pot on Traxsource and see why we have just featured them this week in our Techno Artist Spotlight
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Archipel Musique on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Techno Label Spotlight.
Loads of slammin deep, techno tunes in the mix here from the French DJ & Producer…
Features music from some of todays most forward thinking labels such as Desolat, Fear of Flying, Ostgut Ton, Hot waves, and Noirs NM2. Enjoy.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Shlomi Aber on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our Techno Artist Spotlight
A full hour of the highest quality house and techno cuts featuring Wolf Music’s Casino Times and Medlar, and with fire from Mao and Jack Dixon. Enjoy.
‘Speed’ harks back to a legendary time in club land, but this time much closer to home, to Speed at the Mars Bar in London, where the likes of LTJ Bukem were resident in the mid 90s
Steve “Silk” Hurley collaborates with today’s hottest new DJ / Remixers in the Electronic world to reinvent the sound that made Chicago and House Music famous.
As we close out 2012, Traxsource brings you it’s highly anticipated Top 100 Techno of 2012
With his second release for Turbo Recordings, Nautiluss pushes towards the darker edges of modern techno and house on his new ‘Habitat EP’…