Grab your BeaverTails, maple syrup, and poutine, because today is Canada Day! In celebration of The People’s Republic of Canuckistan, this week’s edition of The Technodrome focuses on new techno music from some of the country’s finest, including tracks from Justin James, Nathan Barato, and Johnny Trika. We the North.
Julian Jeweil – Django (Justin James Reix) [Form]
Windsor’s Justin James continues to prove that his city is a hotspot for terrific techno with his latest, a peak-time remix of Julian Jeweil’s Django. The “D” may be silent, but this banger sure isn’t. Pick it up on Beatport here.
The Junkies – Got To Do It (Nathan Barato Remix) [Transmit]
Toronto favorite Nathan Barato delivers a chunky and chuggy spin on The Junkies’ Got To Do It, injecting a raw, tech house vibe and slowing down the BPM for a fun and funky rework. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Johnny Trika – Punk Fools (Original Mix) [SCI+TEC]
If Dubfire was born in Montreal, his name would be Johnny Trika. The 22-year-old recently released the Punk Fools EP, a three-track onslaught of masterful minimal techno. The title track is the perfect addition to any late-night underground party. You can almost feel the grime. Listen to LessThan3’s premiere of the entire EP here, and pick it up on Beatport here.
Ramon Tapia – Module XOX (Carlo Lio Remix) [Incorrect]
As one of Toronto’s biggest breakout stars, Carlo Lio’s deep, pulsing techno tunes have earned him recognition throughout the globe. On his Module XOX remix, Lio delivers a dynamite daytime track perfectly suited for lounging around the beach and soaking in the sun. Considering Canadians spend half the year dealing with the winter, we’ll take whatever we can get! Pick it up on Beatport here.
Gesaffelstein X Jean-Michel Jarre – Conquistador (REZZ Revision) [Free Download]
20-year-old Niagara producer REZZ has been called “Girlsaffelstein” by her fans, a testament to her ability to unleash dark, sinister, electro-tinged techno. One comment on the track’s SoundCloud page sums it up best: “it feels like Hulk just slapped my brain!” Grab the free download here.