Welcome back to The Technodrome, our weekly series showcasing the best in underground dance music. This week’s edition features new techno music from Sian, Oliver Huntemann, DJ Tennis, and more.
Sian – Tetrahedron (Original Mix) [Free Download]
The Dublin-born, LA-based boss of Octopus Recordings is gearing up for the release of his 23-track Anthracide LP and accompanying album tour on Aug. 3, and to help tide us over he’s given away a new track called Tetrahedron. I’ve been using it as an opener lately, but wherever you throw the sinister single in the mix is sure to turn some heads–it’s an ominous and minimal monster. Grab your free download here.
Oliver Huntemann – Filmriss (Original Mix) [Senso]
Hamburg’s own techno legend Oliver Huntemann has been dropping hot fire on the masses for over two decades, and now he returns to his own imprint for the Schwarzlicht / Filmriss EP. While the A-side is a more progressive, cerebral offering, Filmriss is a pulsing, peak-time terror that is aimed squarely at the sweat-covered middle of a late-night dancefloor. Huntemann somehow combines the brutal with the elegant, blending together a relentless kick with evocative synth work and a heart-pumping build. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Caribou – Mars (DJ Tennis Rework) [Free Download]
Life & Death’s head honcho gifts fans with a fantastic Caribou edit. In his own words, “I’ve been a very big fan of Dan’s music since Manitoba. The textures and the organic elements of his compositions have always interested me and inspired my musical output. This track is an edit but I chopped the amazing percussive elements of the original and merged them [and then] added some of my signature dark and distorted beats and basslines.” Grab the free download here.
Victor Ruiz – Interstellar (Original Mix) [Sprout]
Everyone’s favorite Matthew Mconaughey space movie (this, not this) has its main theme reworked by techno wizard Victor Ruiz. The track take about four-minutes to build up to Han Zimmer’s instantly recognizable ode to 2001: A Space Odyssey, but it’s totally worth it. Bump this with some friends and collectively scream “MUURRRRPH” into a fourth-dimensional bookshelf… or something. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Hollen – Quantize (Original Mix) [Loose]
The title track on Hollen’s new three-track EP is a welcomed blast of upbeat and energetic techno. The Italian producer barely gives you time to breathe in the build before hitting you in the face with another audial onslaught. Pick it up on Beatport here.