T78 takes us through his favourite new music

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T78 has been racking up his air miles this year. The Italian techno wizard has been delighting crowds at everywhere from Egg London to Le Jardin Electronique in Lille, France; three shows at ADE, check. A Latin American tour including a stop at Utopic in Buenos Aires, check. A three stop tour Down Under, check. With a staggering amount of shows all over the planet, you better believe T78 has been keeping his USB stocked with the finest in big room slam that the techno world has to offer.

Of course, he’s also helped contribute to the genre with his own productions this year, with a staggering nine releases on his own Auktektone Records; kicking off in March with the Maxie Devine featuring ‘Monster Truck’ and most recently with the groove-laden ‘Another Dimension’ which dropped on December 4. He’s also continuously adding new heat to his label roster, he’s also enlisted a number of other producers to Auktektone this year including N.O.B.A, Greg Denbosa, Edo Messina, Jim Nozier and more. To celebrate, T78 has mixed and curated the 13th edition of his ‘T78 presents Tektones 13’, set for release on December 29.

“Tektones is a compilation that has been released every six months since the beginning of the label’s life,” says T78. “I always try to bundle new music from new talent and also use it as a showcase for myself where I occasionally include more than one track. Specifically this time I am present with two tracks, one hard techno as Activator and another one, Hard Trance as T78 in collaboration with Housework and Ducamp. The remix of ‘Push to start’ instead came out in one afternoon, I was very inspired by the vocal hook and I decided to create a typically T78 beat around it without drawing any elements from the original track.”

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To reflect on a truly unruly year for the Italian techno artist, T78 has compiled 10 of his current favourite tracks, all released in 2023. There’s an ‘Out of Space’ bootleg, an acid track with a “sexy edge” and some groove-laden rap. Check it out below.

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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