June’s best music

  1. The best albums, EPs and mixes from the past month.

    Chapter

    01

    Best albums

    June 2017

    Laurel Halo
    Dust
    Hyperdub

    Laurel Halo gets back on the mic for her beautifully impressionistic third album.

    Cédric Dekowski & Felix Reifenberg
    L’Albüm
    HardWorkSoftDrink

    The Frankfurt producers show how lush minimal can be.

    Steffi
    fabric 94
    Fabric Records

    A mix of new and exclusive tunes that shows off Steffi’s electro side.

    DJ Sports
    Modern Species
    Firecracker Recordings

    Beautiful ambient house with shades of jungle.

    Khotin
    New Tab
    Pacific Rhythm

    The Vancouver producer evokes early Biosphere on this ambient techno album.

    Ikonika
    Distractions
    Hyperdub

    Colourful club sounds and sparkly R&B from a Hyperdub mainstay.

    Various
    Dys Functional Electronic Music

    Repitch

    Techno that ventures well beyond the dance floor.

    Marcel Dettmann
    Selectors 003
    Dekmantel Selectors

    The Berghain resident pulls out some of his oldest favourites in this collection of EBM, industrial and synth pop.

    Shinichi Atobe
    From The Heart, It’s A Start, A Work Of Art
    DDS

    Another dive into the archives of the mysterious Japanese producer yields another album of near-perfect dub techno.

    400PPM
    Fit For Purpose
    Avian

    Shawn O’Sullivan combines techno, post-punk and industrial for a blistering ride.

    DB1
    Zwischenwelt
    Hidden Hawaii

    Drum & bass and dub techno come together on this expansive, impressive album.

    Sinjin Hawke
    First Opus
    Fractal Fantasy

    Grand and adventurous club music.

    Broken English Club
    The English Beach
    L.I.E.S.

    Post-punk-inspired techno.

    02

    Best singles

    June 2017

    Lanark Artefax
    Whities 011
    Whities

    Lush, IDM-infused electronica from a white-hot newcomer.

    natural / electronic. system.
    Sicut Erat
    Tikita

    Deep, intricate techno from the always on-point Tikita label.

    Neo Image
    MH017
    Mood Hut

    Soft and stripped-back deep house.

    Lady Starlight
    Untitled
    Stroboscopic Artefacts

    Blazing fast techno from an artist on the rise.

    CS + Kreme / Yu Su
    Roast Ghost / Little Forest
    Wichelroede

    Dazed dance music done two ways on this fantastic split cassette featuring transmissions from Melbourne and Vancouver.

    Plastic
    River Electric
    Thule Records

    Another essential reissue of timeless Icelandic dub techno from the Thule archives.

    Terrence Dixon
    Like A Thief In The Night
    Tresor

    This gently mind-melting EP is one of the best techno releases of the month.

    Ligovskoï
    Mana
    D3MENT3D

    Beautiful ambient techno with remixes from some of the genre’s finest.

    Dynamo Dreesen, SVN & A Made Up Sound
    Sessions 03
    Sessions

    The dream team of oddball house returns.

    Goto80
    Floptrik
    Central Processing Unit

    Bet you didn’t know the Commodore64 could make dance floor jams like this.

    Floorplan
    Let The Church
    M-Plant

    Ecstatic house and techno like only Floorplan can do.

    Pinch
    Water Bomb / Cold New Worlds
    Cold Recordings

    Pinch comes correct with an aquatic banger like nothing you’ve heard before.

    PST
    2017
    Acido

    Abstract yet engaging ambient techno.

    03

    Best mixes

    June 2017

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