If you want to completely lose yourself in the dance then there's no genre quite like techno. The combination of repetitive patterns and warped, disorientating textures makes for a potent recipe for sending your psyche spiralling into some distant dimension.
We all need an escape from the this mortal plane from time to time, and getting lost in a swarm of dark, propulsive sounds is one of the simpler routes to take. Especially now we've compiled this handy playlist of some of our favourite mind-bending techno records, packed full of skittering percussive lines, dizzying rhythms, depth-charged bass layers and off-kilter melodies.
Stick your headphones on and immerse yourself in the vortex below.
Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him on Twitter