Techno is today’s most popular genre of electronic music. Hailing from Detroit, the city their motor sound gave it life, techno spread to the world about a decade later.
Many great producers and tracks shape the sound, so here is our list of 15 best techno records that every fan must-hear.
Jeff Mills – Bells
‘The Bells’, one of most iconic techno tracks ever made and one of the top techno tracks of all time. The Bells was released 1997 as part of ”Kat Moda EP” on Purpose Maker label. Postoje glasine da je Jeff Mills Actually Jeff wrote The Bells track in 1993 and didn’t release it properly in 1997. ‘The Bells’ is an absolute masterpiece.
Dj Rolando – Jaguar
DJ Rolando is best known for his song “Knights of the Jaguar”. Billed as “Jaguar” it peaked at #43 in the UK Singles Chart in October 2000. Released on Detroit’s Underground Resistance in 1999, ‘Jaguar’ off the debut 12″ from The Aztec Mystic, better known today as DJ Rolando, is hypnotic to its core!
Oxia – Domino
‘Domino’, initially released on Kompakt, became a worldwide hit in 2006. Today, this track has become a classic, still regularly played around the world, boasting more than 20 million views on YouTube.
In 2008 OXIA scored second & third spot in the Beatport Music Awards for ‘Best Remix’ (with his remix of Butch’s track “On the Line”) and Best ‘Techno Artist’.
Ben Klock – Subzero
Ben Klock’s timeless classic “Subzero”. It’s an immersive slab of dark techno Subzero. The six-minute tune is full of brooding atmospheres, synth squiggles, and propulsive percussion.
Robert Hood – Minus
Originally released in 1994, this tune marks a point of transition for Robert Hood moving on from his previous collaborations within Underground Resistance. Robert Hood advanced uncovering the power of true minimalism. Deep soul through a simplicity that showed how much could be done with so little.