The 15 Best Techno Tracks of 2021 – Magnetic Magazine

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Amanda Nikolic

By now, we’re all pretty worn out on year-end charts but we’ve saved the best for last. The 15 very best techno tracks to rock 2021 are right here and ready to hype you up for 2022.  

Listen to past techno charts and other best of music in 2021.

1. “MEMENTO (ADRIATIQUE REMIX)” – SHIFFER [SIAMESE]

Shiffer’s Black Ballad EP was easily one of the highlights of Siamese’s catalog this past year and “Memento” could be considered its centerpiece. For all intents and purposes though, the remix provided by the Siamese head honchos not only puts it in discussion for best of the year honors, but it was the very best of what techno had to offer in 2021. The ethereal beauty of the original remains in tact but a driving, kick-drum now steers the ship through techno waters.  

2. “FLAME” – ARTBAT [UPPERGROUND]

To kick off their new label this past summer, ARTBAT used this particular tune as a launchpad. It’s called “Flame” and the title simply doesn’t do it justice. Sure, it’s scorching hot but it’s also dramatic, anthemic, and even poetic. Quite honestly, it’s about as epic as modern techno gets. 

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3. “INSOMNIA 2021 (EPIC MIX)” – MACEO PLEX VS FAITHLESS [MINISTRY OF SOUND RECORDINGS]

Once a mid ’90s, stadium-sized anthem, Faithless’s “Insomnia” was revived for 2021 by none other than Maceo Plex! He injected a whole ton of dark synth magic and left the essential components in place including the original, anthemic breakdown but in all honesty, Maceo’s deep, dark electro touch is the star of the show …….

Source: https://www.magneticmag.com/2021/12/15-best-techno-tracks-of-2021/

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