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. Jeff Mills - Waveform Transmission Vol. 3

    Have you ever heard of Jeff Mills? :)

  2. Jeff Mills - The Other Day (Axis Compilation)

    Who the heck is Jeff Mills?

  3. Jeff Mills - Purpose Maker Compilation

    This is the last Jeff Mills release in my list - I promise. The guy is that damn good.

  4. Stacey Pullen Presents Kosmic Messenger - The Collected Works Of Kosmic Messenger

    Agh! Stacey Pullen's most magic tracks are compiled here.

  5. Model 500 - Classics

    Essential piece of detroit techno history in your collection. Juan Atkins, the legend.

  6. Octave One - The Collective

    aka "The Very Best of Octave One".

  7. Various - Panic In Detroit

    Panic? What panic???

  8. Paperclip People - The Secret Tapes Of Dr. Eich

    A bit too repetitive and boring for me, but this is an acclaimed Carl Craig production.

  9. Pod - The Vanguard EP

    Oh! WOW! This album is seks for your ears. Vanguard is such a beautiful track!!!

  10. Rhythim Is Rhythim - Icon / Kao-Tic Harmony

    Kao-Tic Harmony is a beautiful ambient techno track. I melt. Derrick May.

  11. Rythim Is Rythim* - Nude Photo

    The Classic. Derrick May.

  12. Silent Phase - (The Theory Of)

    This is another one of many of Stacey Pullen's monickers. Great material. Twisted sounds.

  13. Suburban Knights* - The Art Of Stalking

    Hauntingly beautiful early detroit techno track (The Worlds).

  14. Various - Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit

    Seminal album: first detroit techno album on CD, first detroit techno compilation. This album connected Detroit sound to Europe, and the rest is history. Owning this album is owning a critical piece of dance music history, a Rosetta stone. Go get it! Its one of my favourites ...

  15. Various - Techno 2: The Next Generation

    Follow-up to the legendary "Techno - The New Dance Sound of Detroit".

  16. Various - Techno One And Two - Electronic Dance

    12 For Sale from $5.26

    Techno 1 & Techno 2 - two legendary compilations - both on one release. Heck! Amazing!