Plan black t-shirt? Check. Plain black jeans? Check. A Flock Of Seagulls-esque weird haircut (sorry, Richie)? Check. Ok, so now that look like a techno fan, the only thing missing is some banging tunes. This week’s edition of The Technodrome, featuring new techno music from Marc Marzenit, Adrian Hour, Adam Beyer, and more, has got you covered.
Jeremy Olander – Goliath (Marc Marzenit Remix) [microCastle]
I absolutely love anything Jeremy Olander related, but this remix by Spanish microCastle mainstay Marc Marzenit, the first-ever official remix of an Olander track, may end up being even better than the original. Raw, rhythmic, and relentless, it combines Jeremy’s progressive flare with a healthy dose of sweeping techno. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Dave Angel – Progress (Original Mix) [Bedrock]
Britain’s Dave Angel returns to Bedrock, the label where he scored a series of hits, including 2011’s seminal remix of Marco Bailey’s Rubber Band and 2013’s Harlequin, for a new two-track EP. The A-side, Progress, is a dreamy number replete with hissing percussion, energetic vocal snippets, and jovial synth-driven builds. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Adrian Hour – One Step [Toolroom Trax]
The title song off Argentinean Adrian Hour’s recent two-track EP is a powerful peak-time number featuring pulsing, alarm-like synths, an extensive build, and a drop that will hit you in the face like a uppercut. This is big room techno at its best. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Adam Beyer – That Would Be The Sun (Original Mix) [Drumcode]
The Duke of Drumcode continues his unstoppable reign with the second track off his upcoming Stone Flower EP. Despite what the name of the song would suggest, this is a dark, throbbing, industrial tune that is tailor-made to be played in a sweaty, basement club as far away from the sun as possible. It’s just a massive tune all the way around. Pick it up May 4.
Jay Lumen – Departures (Original Mix) [100% Pure]
This track may have came out a few months ago, but I have to give some props to Jay Lumen after watching his recent four-hour extended set in Toronto. In a bit an, ahem, departure from his previous tech house productions, Departures is a powerful piece of uplifting techno with an emotive build and a highly satisfying drop. The crowd at Coda went bonkers to this one, and I expect you will too. Pic it up on Beatport here.