Techno has spawned countless offshoots over the last three decades, but in recent years the sound’s most prominent figures have helped popularise a bigger, bolder side to the genre. It’s a sound that Luigi Madonna excels in, and one that’s also championed by other Naples titans like Joseph Capriati and Marco Carola. While he’s only joined the ranks of these stars in the last few years, Madonna’s been a key player on the Italian techno scene for the last decade. Inspired during the early 00s minimal heyday, he first cut his teeth with early releases on labels like Plus8 and Drumcode. He’s become a vital entity on Adam Beyer’s powerhouse imprint over the years, and his recent releases on Pan-Pot’s Second State label have only helped cement his place in dance music’s big leagues. His DJ sets, too, express a striking style, and with an upcoming Room One appearance alongside Paco Osuna and Spektre, we’re looking forward to hearing the same from him in Farringdon this month. In preparation for the date he sent over a fresh mix, covering the kind of piercing, peak-time stuff he’s made his forte.