We’re slowly getting around to releasing all of our end of year lists across our seven genre based playlists using Spotify. Today, we bring you 137 of our favourite independently released and underground derived Techno tracks of 2018 that were released to streaming services. We would hope the difference between independent and underground techno is known by our readers because to us its pretty self explanatory. In the former category the list features Bart Skills, ANNA, Andre Crom, Yan Cook, SCB, Nadja Lind, Agents Of Time, Hidden Empire, Groov Mekanik, SHDW & Obscure Shape, Dubiosity & Pjotr G, Developer & Locked Groove while in the latter all the Spanish producers that coalesce around Source and the Polegroup label, Oscar Mulero, Reeko / Architectural, Exium, Tensal, Kessell, (Selección Natural), Kwartz and P.E.A.R.L. as well as Lewis Fautzi and Svarog are represented as are the disparate creative and production qualities of DJ Nobu, Norman Nodge, Neville Watson, Neel, Donato Dozzy, Lucy, Rrose, Lory D, Aleja Sanchez, Yogg, Rebekah, Klaudia Gawlas, Ellen Allien, E-Saggila, Wata Igarashi, Daniel Avery, Bill Converse, Blawan, Setoac Mass, SHXCXCHCXSH, Parallx, WLDERZ, Stephanie Sykes, Sandra Mosh, Boston 168, Rush Plus, Memorial Home and VII Circle. The list also contains some mighty fine minimal and ambient techno from Mohlao, Primal Code, 747 and Forest Drive West as well as some out there left fielders from Yaleesa Hall, Serena Butler, Demdike Stare, Uun, Bambounou, Kayla Painter, Losless and veteran Thomas Fehlmann.
Check out these and a heap of other great tracks in no order of preference on Spotify online here and look out for the remainder of of our end of year lists over the next week or so.
NOTE: Many underground techno artists refuse to participate in and do not supply their music to streaming services, hence this list is somewhat limited in scope as a result.