Function - Voiceprint (reprise)
Choosing a track to encapsulate Dave Sumner’s 20-plus years in the game is an impossible task, but you could do a lot worse than “Voiceprint (Reprise),” a highlight from his first solo album, which is as catchy as it is beautiful.
Objekt - Balloons
TJ Hertz might not be the most prolific producers, but his hit-rate is second-to-none, no matter which genre he’s dabbling in. Balloons is an electro number that sees him in party mode.
Rødhåd - Oblivion
The track title says it all in this cut from the penultimate 50 Weapons release.
Zenker Brothers: Berg 10
Dario and Marco Zenker’s Ilian Tape label deals in many shades of techno, but the swung rhythm and bubbling melody of 'Berg 10' felt like a real curveball for them back in 2011.
Sunil Sharpe - Owecha
As a DJ, Sunil has been gaining some long overdue recognition outside of his native Ireland, where he’s techno's most celebrated selector. A little less talked about are his production credentials, which, as this maelstrom called 'Owecha' shows, are similarly impressive.
Headless Horseman - Sanctuary
With his Cthulhu-like veil, Headless Horseman clearly has a head for subtle theatrics - something that’s also evident in his productions (such as 'Sanctuary') which marry relentless percussion with a sense of drama.
Voiski - From Sea To Sea
Vril - Vortekz
We’re yet to hear any releases from Vrilski, the improvised live collaboration between L.I.E.S mainstay Voiski and Giegling’s Vril, so it’s tough to know exactly what to expect. But if these two highlights from their respective back catalogues are anything to go by, it’s not going to be something we forget anytime soon.