Fast becoming one of the key figures in the UK’s industrial techno scene, Manni Dee has provided warehouse fillers for labels such as Perc Trax, Tresor, Leyla, Black Sun Records and Osiris. With the 2013 release of ‘Pareidolia’ cementing his place in the scene, Manni has gone on to release a handful of hard as nails EPs and this year saw the release of his first album ‘The Residue’ on Berlin’s Tresor imprint. Both his sets and productions often have a political message driving behind them, with the album inspired by “London and its general living conditions. More particularly, how social cleansing, inequality and the political situation generally – and on a holistic scale – informs internal and external locus of control.”. Recently providing a mix for the Intercell series, the London producer will be heading to Birmingham this weekend to play for quartely Elements series alongside Rebekah and Dark Chambers. Ahead of the party, Manni shares his top 10 key tracks that he has been slamming out this year.
Sterling Moss & Steve Mills – Electric Landlady
Love these guys.
Clouds – Parkzicht
Love the melody here, both the sound and the placement.
Manni Dee – Realness
Ghost in the Machine – Fire Drill
GITM have delivered some of the best productions of the year.
Scalameriya – Slobodna
One of the most original techno producers around. The melody’s nice and weird in this one.
Paul Glazby & The Narcomaniacs – Acid Disco (D.A.V.E. the Drummer Remix)
I’ve got a lot of time for London acid techno that was made in the early 2000s.
Ansome & Ossian – Death +1
Airod – Addicted
The sub on this one really packs a punch on the dancefloor.
Dahryl – Crank
Excited to hear more from this guy.
Unit Moebius – Point 1
Really thumper of a kickdrum. I didn’t expect this to sound that good in a club, but it does!
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