Welcome back to another edition of The Technodrome, where we focus on the best of underground dance music. This week’s edition features new techno music from Deetron, Gardens Of God, Henry Saiz, and more. Dig in and get dancing!
Deetron – Dexterity (Original Mix) [Character]
Swiss savant Deetron’s third release on his own label, Character, is the three-track The Believer EP. While the title track is an ode to the classic sounds of Chicago house and Detroit techno, Dexterity is a fast-paced minimal monster suited for Berlin’s Berghain crowd. It’s a little frightening at times, but hey, this isn’t big room house we’re talking about. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Cobblestone Jazz – Northern Lights (Original Mix) [Itiswhatitis]
Canadian trio Cobblestone Jazz makes their return to Itiswhatitis after a 13-year hiatus with the Northern Lights EP. The title track is an 11-minute trek through ethereal harmonies and soft, floating percussion. Things begin to take a slightly more danceable turn at the halfway point, ensuring that this jam can be played out not just at sunrise, but in the middle of a set, too. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Dino Lenny – Living In A Song (Gardens Of God Remix) [Ellum]
Forget about that other guy; Gardens Of God is Lithuania’s hottest producer right now. His remix of Dino Lenny is a dark, hypnotizing dream, and those bells are eerily incredible. Pick it up on Beatport here and make sure to check out his recent BBC Radio 1 mix here–it’s fantastic.
Dosem – Lost Taxi (Henry Saiz & Marc Marzenit Remix) [Suara]
While Jeremy Olander’s stunning remix of Runnerpark may have grabbed my attention first, this remix by Suara regulars Henry Saiz and Marc Marzenit definitely deserves a mention. The vocal chants and ecstasy-inducing build have this one primed for peak-time hours. Pick it up on Beatport here.
Butch & Hohberg – Losing Gravity (Original Mix) [Diynamic]
The masters of crunchy, otherworldly techno return with yet another immersive, cinematic offering. Just wait until the string section hits at the midway point–this powerful and poignant song will floor you. Pick it up on Beatport here.