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Tag Archives: Techno

Nev – Green Sound

Thoughtful, restrained Detroit-inspired Techno from 1994’s ‘My Plasma Block’ EP. Something that would be called ‘IDM’ or ‘Electronica’ in retrospect, but is really Techno; a genre that comes in many shapes and sizes.


The Black Dog – Vanttool

The Black Dog had such a trademark sound in the early days that you could immediately identify one of their tracks, despite there being a deep connection to the original Detroit model of Techno in their work. They successfully paid homage and their debt, whilst forging a path of their own; which any avid listener can attest to This track is from the 1992 EP of the same name.

Surgeon – Boiler Room Live Set (London 2016)

Masterful stuff from the Birmingham Techno legend; just ignore the crowd, unless you were a fan of frequenting places like Dalston superstore, then the watered down vibe will be right up your alley. Killer Techno though!

The Black Dog – Cost II

Detroit flavours pepper the 2nd track from the band’s 1993 album ‘Temple Of Transparent Balls’; where a long lost House vocal is buried beneath electronic strings and clipped synths.

Maurizio – Domina (Maurizio Mix)

Lovely, shimmering Dub Techno that is hard as nails on a big system. This is from way back in 1993.

Model 500 – Starlight (Soulteks Falling Stars mix)

Juan Atkins’ sparse, minimal Dub Techno tune gets a glittering, sparkly Tech-House re-working from Soultek; circa 2007.


Actress – Skyline

Skeletal Techno from Actress’ wonderful 2014 album ‘Ghettoville’.

Dan Curtin – Population 2

Lovely, moody, low-slung Techno with strong Detroit flavours from Ohio man Curtin’s 16996 album ‘Silicon Dawn’.

Nev – Winter Wind Through Hyper Hut

Fizzing, buzzing, electronic Soul music from Nev’s 1995 EP ‘From Above It Ripples Over Stones’. Techno from the New York state with a real Detroit feel.

Dan Curtin – 3rd From The Sun

Cleveland, Ohio native who is now resident in Berlin; Curtin has been delivering true techno from day one. Here’s a lovely track off of his very 1st EP (also titles ‘3rd From The Sun’), from all the way back in 1992. Great stuff from the days when this incredible Electronic Soul music was made with hardware.

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