Best of Detroit Techno 1988-2001

By Magnetonium Magnetonium
updated over 4 years ago

In no particular order - top 50 or so of the best Detroit Techno releases in its golden era.

  1. Various - Beyond The Machines

    UK comp, with detroit stuff and detroit-inspired UK techno.

  2. Various - Bio Rhythm - "Dance Music With Bleeps"

    Heavily inspired by detroit techno - UK and Detroit stuff on here. Brilliant!

  3. Various - Bio Rhythm 2 - "808 909 1991"

    Follow-up to Bleeps (#1). Heavily influenced by detroit techno.

  4. Carl Craig - Landcruising

    Carl Craig's best after BFC.

  5. Psyche / BFC - Elements 1989-1990

    The Ultimate Carl Craig production.

  6. Cybotron - Interface: The Roots Of Techno

    10 For Sale from $14.06

    Electro mostly, but this is seminal compilation of Juan Atkins' early material that led to his Techno sound.

  7. Derrick May, Rythim Is Rythim*, Mayday - Innovator

    How can you not have this if you are a detroit techno fan?

  8. Derrick May - Remixes 01

    13 For Sale from $11.76

    A collection of Derrick May's FINEST remixes.

  9. System 7 / Derrick May - Mysterious Traveller

    This was released waaaaaaaaaaaaaay before 2002.

  10. Various - Equinox / The Beginning / Nite & Da - A Retroactive Compilation

    A very brief, but stunning compilation. "Wrap Me In Its Arms" = beautiful.

  11. FUSE* - Dimension Intrusion

    2 For Sale from $16.47

    Canadian spin by Richie Hawtin of the detroit sound.

  12. Infiniti - Skynet

    Juan Atkins