The best techno of May 2022 is represented by many different sides of the spectrum. Tale Of Us’s ANYMA leads the charge in melodic techno fashion but others bang or even jack their way through chart unlike some that lean towards the progressive, smoother side of the genre.
1. “CONSCIOUSNESS” – ANYMA & CHRIS AVANTGARDE [AFTERLIFE]
After appearing on an Afterlife E.P. as a remixer last September, Chris Avantgarde returns to the label with this unbelievably massive collaboration with Anyma, who just so happens to be one half of Tale Of Us.
2. “DEEP DIVE 990” – ALEXANDER KOWALSKI [MADE OF CONCRETE]
3. “MAGENTA” – ARTCHE [BEDROCK RECORDS]
Walking the fine line between progressive house and melodic techno is this ravishing beauty by a U.K. producer who’s known mononymously as Artche.
4. “INTO MY MIND” – LUCIID [KNEADED PAINS]
5. “WE HOLD NO LOVE” – LUCIID [KNEADED PAINS]
Luciid’s title-track on Kneaded Pains is worthy of center stage as well. Turn it up.
6. “SALT IN THE WOUND” – SELECTIVE RESPONSE [CRISIS OF MAN]
7. “WORK IT” – ANDRES CAMPO [EI8HT]
8. “RESTORE MY SOUL (HI-LO REMIX)” – ADAM BEYER & DJ RUSH [DRUMCODE]
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9. “CONTROL (ANNA REMIX)” – ADAM BEYER & DJ RUSH [DRUMCODE]
10. “CHOIR OF SPIRITS” – PUSH & JOYHAUSER [FILTH ON ACID]
11. “NIGHT SKY” – KIKO & POPOF [WATERGATE RECORDS]
12. “LOVE TRIANGLE” – KIKO [WATERGATE RECORDS]
“Love Triangle” on the Night Sky EP features Kiko on his own and the octave changes on this one are just sublime.
13. “LIKE A PHOENIX” – WOO YORK [UPPERGROUND]
14. “PHONOSTYLE” – TAUBE [BOYSNOIZE RECORDS]
Taube’s premiere on Boysnoize Records includes this stomper which features one hell of a compressed kick-drum.
15. “NIGHTFALL” – FBK [TRAM PLANET RECORDS]
Using various aliases, the producer known here as FBK has been churning out mind-bending techno since the late ’90s.
Stream the entire chart uninterrupted via one of the playlists below: