In parallel with the sound of the genre, techno’s release schedule is fast, furious and at times overwhelming. Keeping track of the slew of bangers hitting shelves each week can be a challenge for even the hardiest of diggers.
To help keep you up to speed with all sounds dark, pounding and disorientating, we’re launching a new Best New Techno playlist on Spotify, which will be updated every Tuesday with our selection of the finest new techno releases dropping each week.
Like our themed Mind-Bending Techno playlist, it will be packed full of skittering percussive lines, dizzying rhythms, depth-charged bass layers and off-kilter melodies, while also taking in the more trippy, ambient and electro-tinged ends of the spectrum.
The second instalment sees new arrivals spanning EOD's warped mechanics, cuts from retrospective Dubfire and Kevin Saunderson records, dark power from Pessimist, and more.
Follow the playlist on Spotify to keep current with the pulse of techno.
Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer and will be curating the Best New Techno playlist, follow him on Twitter