This Week in Techno: Tiger Stripes, Adam Beyer & Richie Hawtin
Tiger Stripes - Nocturne
When Adam Beyer supports a techno track, we listen. The current #1 track on Beatport’s techno section, “Nocturne” has been played out endlessly over the last few months by the genre’s biggest names. One listen to the track and the reason is clear. It carries big room energy without feeling like a recycled version of today’s big hits. A massive festival style build drops into a scintillating bass line that does not give listeners a second to breathe.
Adam Beyer live from Awakenings Festival, Amsterdam [Drumcode Radio Live / DCR616] (May 2022)
Staying on theme, we once again turn to Adam Beyer for this week's live set. The techno master took the stage at Awakenings festival in Amsterdam, and gifted his fans almost two hours of heavy techno, while also recording the mix and posting it as the week's episode of Drumcode Radio. With nine IDs, this is a must listen.
Richie Hawtin - Technarchy (1990)
An absolute icon in electronic music, Richie Hawtin got his career started in the late 1980s and has not slowed down since. Now known for elaborate live setups and intricate sound design, his early music shows flashes of the progress he has made throughout his career. “Technarchy” is a masterclass in layering as drum patterns scatter throughout the track and make for a future-forward song, well ahead of its time.