Whether it was the wild ambitions of DJ Koze, Oneohtrix Point Never, and Fire-Toolz, or more traditionally-satisfying work from Geotic, Thomas Fehlmann, and Rival Consoles, there was no shortage of high quality electronic music to discover.
This collection of tracks represents a more carefree and optimistic side of electronic producer Nicolas Jaar's wide-ranging musical personality.
Aphex Twin revisits the ultra-glitchy beats and childlike melodies of some of his earlier work without merely rehashing it.
Alexis Georgopoulos explores a sort of cosmic Fourth World chamber jazz on his fourth full-length as Arp.
Sprawling, eight-hour set of material Autechre recorded for NTS Radio, ranging from intense hyper-glitch to tranquil yet abrasive drone.
The Norwegian producer's fifth solo album is easily one of his most focused works.
Debut album from one of the best techno artists of the 2010s, containing suspenseful tracks crafted on modular synthesizers.
Electronic musician Jeremy Malvin surpasses the promise of his earlier EPs with his bright, expressive debut full-length.
Container leaves slightly more room for twisted, prismatic melodies on his fourth album of exhilarating noise-techno.
The long-awaited follow-up to techno producer Daniel Avery's acclaimed debut is more hazy and abstract, but just as fascinating.
Uneasy but fascinating soundclash between guitarist/superproducer Daniel Lanois and breakcore overlord Venetian Snares.
Another fine album of U.K. club mutations, grime contortions, and jungle abstractions from Demdike Stare.
DJ Koze follows his 2013 breakthrough Amygdala with another absurdly inventive, emotive full-length loaded with guest vocalists.
Ambitious debut full-length from Teklife member DJ Taye that aims to reach beyond the footwork scene's underground cult audience.
Oliver Johnson's enjoyable third album of screwball synthesis arrives on Brainfeeder, label of longtime collaborator Flying Lotus.
A significant step up for Angel Marcloid's genre-obliterating Fire-Toolz project, Skinless X-1 is more spiritually informed than her past work.
A year after the triumphant return of Wolfgang Voigt's most revered alias, Gas offers another hourlong glimpse into its majestic dream world.
Electro producer Helena Hauff's second album is starker and more rhythmically focused than her first, but no less energetic.
Fusing cosmic jazz with deep house, The Red Notes is one of the warmer, mellower albums from Chicago-based innovator Jamal Moss.
Electronic visionary Jerrilynn Patton composes the score for a contemporary dance piece by British choreographer Wayne McGregor.
The proper follow-up to Jon Hopkins' 2013 breakthrough Immunity is more intense, reflecting a deeper spiritual quest.
The Berlin-based artist's long-awaited debut album confronts racism and gender conformity while standing strong and fearless.
Influenced by their extensive global touring following the release of their 2015 debut, Maribou State produce their most joyous work yet.
Marie Davidson's fourth solo album is her most introspective but playful work yet, as well as her most sonically daring.
More stimulating hybrids of U.K. garage, dubstep, house, and techno, featuring a nod to late and crucial drum'n'bass figure Marcus Intalex.
Second full-length collection of inventive lo-fi house and techno tracks from Detroit producer Manuel Gonzales.
Thrilling full-length debut from Israeli dancehall MC Miss Red, produced entirely by the Bug.
After a pair of punk blasts with Void Pacific Choir, Moby dips back into soulful, melancholy electronic soundscapes.
German pianist and composer transposes the drama of the sea into deeply satisfying electro-acoustic meditations.
The producer's fascinating ninth album scorns existing musical genres and invents android folk, mutant R&B, and futuristic opera along the way.
Highly inventive debut album from Scottish producer Proc Fiskal, offering an outsider's perspective on the London-based grime sound.
Containing his most advanced arrangements yet, Noah Anthony's third album as Profligate is an astounding set of darkwave noise pop tunes.
Fifth album of exquisitely produced, introspective techno from British musician Ryan Lee West.
The lo-fi house producer builds on the promise of his earlier EPs with his remarkable full-length debut.
Footwork innovator RP Boo's first release to be recorded as a proper album.
Fantastic set of ambient dub techno tracks and soundscapes inspired by the Great Lakes region.
The Atlanta-based musician's follow-up is a mesmerizing oddity of organic/electronic grooves and quirky composition.
The Fractal Fantasy co-founders present their highly futuristic blend of grime, footwork, and abstract pop on their Planet Mu debut.
Immersive, acutely detailed set of home-listening techno which draws from IDM, jungle, and ambient.
The producer's debut album is a bold and affecting exploration of imagination and reinvention.
Hauschildt's fifth solo album is his most collaborative effort since the breakup of Emeralds, as well as his most techno-influenced.
Truly sublime collaboration between Danish ambient dub trio System (aka Future 3) and German pianist/composer Nils Frahm.
Following albums with the Orb and Terrence Dixon, the producer's busy 2018 continues with another steady set of ambient and dub techno mutations.
Throwing Snow's club-focused side is every bit as ambitious and suspenseful as his first two proper albums.
Tim Hecker collaborates with the Japanese gagaku ensemble Tokyo Gakuso on the bleak yet majestic Konoyo.
Excellent album of darkwave dance-pop from Matt Weiner, previously of Featureless Ghost.
Berghain regulars Steffi and Martyn curate a fascinating, wide-ranging selection of ambient techno.
Fantastic collection of dark, eerie experimental electronic music inspired by T.S. Eliot's 1925 poem "The Hollow Men."
Debut release from an alias of Tadd Mullinix that takes influence from mid-'90s jungle and Detroit techno while sounding fresh and unique.