Best Techno DJs of 2022 – complete top 10 techno DJs list

In this article we’ll give the best (melodic) techno and deep-house DJ’s. We’ll give some upcoming artists that we like and a couple of top techno, house and deep-house DJs that we like.

Best Techno DJs and Melodic Techno DJs according to us – top 10

To start with, this list is highly subjective, meaning it’s just our personal favourites. It can differ per person what favourite / best techno DJs are. And it also doesn’t mean this is our absolute list. Great new techno artists arise every month, and it’s always great to give them a stage as well. So if you know a great new artist, leave a comment. Alright, there goes the list of top techno djs.

Watchlist: interesting and upcoming techno djs that didn’t make the top 10:

12. Peggy Gou

Ok, we’ll start with two that didn’t make it to the top 10, but are making a great name. Peggy Gou is the first one.

11. Like Yellow

Amsterdam-based DJ Like Yellow is a newcomer to this list. Also just not in the top 10. With his dreamy techno sound, he creates a cosmic atmosphere:

Here the real top 10 list starts:

10. Adam Beyer

Swedish Techno DJ Adam Beyer, owner of the Drumcode label produced lots of albums full of techno music. His sets are vibrant and hard, like this one on Awakenings Festival. Makes him a great starter of the list of best techno djs.

9. Gabriel Ananda

Running his own Soulful Techno label, Gabriel Ananda made a new style more mellow and melodic techno available to the larger crowd. Although, some techno purists may find him too soft, this mix may prove different:

8. Solomun

Owner of the Diynamic label and parties, mister Solomun not only creates great techno records, he just gives amazing parties. Not a surprise that he got invited by Cercle to play in an antique theatre:

7. Carl Cox

There’s not many DJs that celebrated the change of Millennium twice by flying back into an earlier timezone. But Carl Cox did. A man that’s there serving the crowd, also proven by this set, when the power is lost:

6. Joris Voorn

Dutch DJ Joris Voorn is a great funky techno and tech-house producer. While his sets are sometimes a bit softer, Joris just likes to play what he wants. While he also is a resident DJ for Awakenings, he sometimes plays harder styles. This set proves it:

5. Olivier Weiter

Olivier Weiter is also a Dutch DJ that has a deep and hard electro sound. This older set gives an amazing vibe during a festival:

4. Adriatique

Swiss brothers Adriatique not only produce great tracks, they also perform with a deep electro techno sound. Oh, and, they play at the strangest locations. What do you think of this winter sport location in the Alpe d’Huez:

3. Dixon

Dixon also landed in the top in the Resident Advisor top 100 (which was discontinued). And not without a reason, he creates an eclectic vibe by mixing harder techno tracks with slow and groovy melodic tracks, without it sounding strange. Hopefully this Dekmantel set proves that:

2. Âme DJ

A great friend of Dixon is Âme and they often play great parties together. Âme is a music couple consisting of Âme Live (Frank Wiedemann) and the Âme DJ (Kristian Beyer). Having a similar variating mixing style as Dixon, Âme makes your techno festival a hit. Who wouldn’t like to stand in this crowd:

1. Maceo Plex

Techno legend Maceo Plex closes the list. We love him because of his wild playing style, often just mixing very drum and bass like sounds with techno and melodic tracks. This video proves it. Although, the weather ain’t so good, most people don’t seem to bother (perhaps the crowd would have enjoyed Maceo’s set even more if they would have switched of their mobile phone):

So to summarize, these are our favourite (Melodic) Techno DJs:

  1. Maceo Plex
  2. Âme – DJ
  3. Dixon
  4. Adriatique
  5. Olivier Weiter
  6. Joris Voorn
  7. Carl Cox
  8. Solomun
  9. Gabriel Ananda
  10. Adam Beyer
  11. Like Yellow
  12. Peggy Gou

Best Deep House DJs – a Top 5 List

5. Matter

Australian-based Matter is not that familiar yet compared to the rest, but he created such an amazing Progressive House sound. Cosmic, floating and dreamy. Hope you like his Rainbow Serpent set:

4. Ben Böhmer

German producer and DJ Ben Böhmer produces amazing deep tracks. He often plays for Anjunadeep. Although, we already used this set in other articles, it’s so good, we can’t embed it enough:

3. Mees Salomé

While Mees is just in his early twenties, he creates very professional productions. This day on Dutch beach Scheveningen is probably his own highlight, playing his own superb productions:

2. Kölsch DJ

Danish Kölsch has produced so many known records that he deserves the second spot on this list. Also live, he performs lovely:

1. Fritz Kalkbrenner

Fritz Kalkbrenner has created so many great tracks, but his “Sky and Sand” is probably is most familiar one:

To summarize, our favourite / Top 5 Deep House DJs are:

  1. Fritz Kalkbrenner
  2. Kölsch
  3. Mees Salomé
  4. Ben Böhmer
  5. Matter

Curious to our favourite Techno & Deep-House Mixes, our Top 15 Techno & Deep-House Tracks or perhaps our favourite techno remixes?

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Best Techno, House & Deep-House Remixes of Old & Popular Songs

Remixing is an essential part of electronic music culture. Often great tracks are polished and recreated by great artists in order to be able to play these tracks in sets.

This article gives you the best house & techno remixes of old dance music and the best house & techno remixes of old pop music songs.


Best techno & house remixes of old dance songs

16. Florence & The Machine – Spectrum (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

What a starter of the list. It’s so full of emotion and Maya Janes Coles created an amazing remix of the track with some very garage-like hats and drums. Great techno or tech-house remix.

15. Digitalism – Destination Breakdown (Gerd Janson Remix)

Very disco-style remix from the track Destination Breakdown by Digitalism, very clear, warm and nice remix by Gerd Janson.

14. Close feat. Charlene Soraia & Scuba – Beam Me Up (George FitzGerald Remix)

Very electro and techno-ish remix. Nice vocals as well.

13. Sasha – Xpander (Malbetrieb Raw Essential Tool)

An end 90s track has been put into a techno sauce by Malbetrieb. Best thing, the track is free available for download.

12. Guy J – Candyland (Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix)

Looking for a long, relaxing, chilling remix for in your mix or party? This is your track. The original is more than 11 minutes long and has an amazing buildup, making it a great deep-house remix.

11. Niels van Gogh – Pulverturm (Solomun & Tomcraft Remix)

Pulverturm is an amazing 00s dance track of Niels van Gogh, although, it’s too fast to play on techno festivals. That’s why Bosnian Techno Hero Solumun slowed the track down and made an amazing remix of it.

10. Marco V – Simulated (Bas Amro Remix)

Another early 00s track that did great, is simulated from Dutch Marco V. Bas Amro had the courage to put a punchy kick and a sharp hihat under it and a secret sauce that makes it a huge one.

9. Röyksopp – I had this thing (Joris Voorn Remix)

Röyksopp launched their album The Inevitable End and Joris Voorn had the honour to remix this one.

8. Cocolores – Heart Quest (Deetron Remix)

House track, full of groove and an interesting chord-line.

7. Caribou – Sun (Oliver Schories Remix)

This older remix has a great break of the older number Sun. It’s very relaxing, yet melodic.

6. Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (Dixon Remix)

Maybe one of our favourite techno-tracks by German hero Dixon. Such a sweet and warm sound. His remixes are of overwhelming good quality. So good, that Dixon is in the list twice (sorry, spoiler alert ;-)).

5. Ry, Frank Wiedemann – Howling (Ame Remix)

Best pop techno & house remixes

Making remixes of pop songs is always next level, that’s why those rank the highest.

4. Bo Saris – She’s On Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

Dutch Bo Saris is famous in the Netherlands for winning Idols, but currently he makes a way more alternative and soul-style kind of music. His track She’s on Fire got remixed by Maya Jane Coles and she did an amazing job.

3. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler (Like Yellow Floating Above Ground Remix)


2. Remake – Blade Runner (Maceo Plex Renaissance Remix)

Maybe a bit less pop, but more house-ish. And although the remix is not received very well by all platforms, we like it a lot. Because of it’s great bassline, the tension it creates and the melodic break.

1. Depeche Mode – Cover Me (Dixon Remix)

The top remix, best one in our opinion. What Dixon did with the original is perfect. The bass line, the string, the vocals, they belong to each other and Dixon brought them in harmony like no one else could.

Best Techno & House Remixes

So in order, the best techno remixes of old dance & techno songs are:

  1. Depeche Mode – Cover Me (Dixon Remix)
  2. Remake – Blade Runner (Maceo Plex Renaissance Remix)
  3. Bomfunk MC’s – Freestyler (Like Yellow Floating Above Ground Remix)
  4. Bo Saris – She’s On Fire (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
  5. Ry, Frank Wiedemann – Howling (Ame Remix)
  6. Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (Dixon Remix)
  7. Caribou – Sun (Oliver Schories Remix)
  8. Cocolores – Heart Quest (Deetron Remix)
  9. I had this thing (Joris Voorn Remix)
  10. Marco V – Simulated (Bas Amro Remix)
  11. Niels van Gogh – Pulverturm (Solomun & Tomcraft Remix)
  12. Guy J – Candyland (Luca Bacchetti Endless Remix)
  13. Sasha – Xpander (Malbetrieb Raw Essential Tool)
  14. Close feat. Charlene Soraia & Scuba – Beam Me Up (George FitzGerald Remix)
  15. Digitalism – Destination Breakdown (Gerd Janson Remix)
  16. Florence & The Machine – Spectrum (Maya Jane Coles Remix)

PS. This is our opinion, so it’s very personal. If you’ve any other suggestions, leave the in the comments.

Top 15 Techno & Deep-House Tracks of 2020, 2021 & 2022

In this article we composed the best new 15 Techno, Melodic-Techno & Deep-House tracks of 2020. Since 2020 just started, we also include some of the best songs of 2018 and 2019. This chart is (like all charts) of course fully subjective, so if you have any suggestions, add them to the comment. Enjoy!

Note: at the bottom of these lists you’ll find a Soundcloud playlist where you can listen the track uninterrupted. We also added a Techno and Deep-House yearmix, containing los of these tracks at the bottom of this page.

Top 15 Techno & Melodic Techno Tracks

15. Moonwalk – Galatic

We’re starting with one of the latest songs of 2018, so it’s still pretty recent. Moonwalk’s Galactic is one to remember for 2019. A great opener of this list.

14. Adriatique – Voices From The Dawn

Steady delivering duo Adriatique created one of their biggest hits with “Voices From The Dawn”. This rhythmic track maintains a calm pace, but has lots of energy.

13. Patrice Baümel – Roar (Adana Twins Remix)

Patrice Baümel has multiple favourites in our list. One of them is “Roar” mixed by the Adana Twins (which also have multiple entries in this list).

12. Energy 52 – ‘Cafe Del Mar’ (Tale Of Us Renaissance Remix)

Who doesn’t know the original of this track? Tale of Us did an amazing job, remixing this track into a Techno-vibe. But it doesn’t ruin to the greatness of the original.

11. Maceo Plex – Mutant Robotics

Maceo Plex already played this track a couple of times in his live sets. It’s so uplifting with dark vocals, building an amazing tension.

10. Like Yellow – Space Funk

Like Yellow created this track. Starting with a techno vibe, the melody adds, whereafter the beat drops.

9. Matador – Juniper

Okay, we must be fair, this track was actually made end of 2017. But it really got momentum in 2018, we also discovered it then. With a few short strings Matador creates this amazing vibe track.

8. ANNA – Hidden Beauties

The year 2018 really started in January with the great track Hidden Beauties of ANNA. With the low “TIME” vocal in this track, this track builds on in the climax.

7. Patrice Bäumel – The Hatchet

While usually having more melodic sounds, Patrice Baümel this times creates a darker sound. With a hypnotic percussion and swinging noises, this track has an amazing vibe.

6. Adana Twins – Jupiter

The Adana Twins are famous for their darker rolling techno tunes. With a nice high pad, this tune brings in an amazing amount of energy.

5. HOSH & Tim Engelhardt – Blinded

This track has some mysterious elements and then has a sudden break with some light-sharp synth.

4. Aether – Raven

Aether describes themselves as a “sound research” project. An exploration of Ambient and Nature sounds combined with soft deep Techno and sharp synths.

3. Several Definitions & Marc DePuls – Sharks

Marc DePulse has created some beautiful darker tracks, so did Several Definitions. How nice is it that they mixed up an created this track honouring the ocean’s apex predator.

2. Remake – Blade Runner (Maceo Plex Renaissance Remix)

This track was already played often during Maceo’s sets. For example, during DGTL Amsterdam 2018, this song was played and rocked the festival. The track contains several nice twists. From techno to a more melodic vibe.

1. Enrico Sangiuliano – Cosmic Ratio

This is song is from the album Biomorph, an amazing tension-building track that hits the dance floor easily. Enrico’s tracks Symbiosis and New Dawn are our other favourites from this album.

To listen uninterrupted to these Techno & Melodic Techno tracks, we’ve added the following playlist. To get updates to this playlist, follow Like Yellow on Soundcloud.

Top 15 Deep-House Tracks

15. Budakid – Rhizome

Such a beautiful starting track. Amazing pace, building up to something greater.

14. When We Face Reality (Khen Bronzed Re-Edit)

Khen is famous for his deeper steady tracks. He did a great remix for: When We Face Reality.

13. Mark Alow – White Tusk

12. Ezequiel Arias – Airwave

11. Dynacom – Demente (Dimuth K Reverie Mix)

This is such a beautiful remix. So many nice elements, great build-up. What a track!

10. Andy Stott – Numb (Marc Holstege Remix)

9. Kölsch – Left Eye Left

The first time we heard this track was when Kölsch played a dj-set on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (check out that set). Great opening track.

8. Eli & Fur – Parfume (Dosem Remix)

Funky track remixed by Dosem:

7. DJ Koze – Pick Up (12″ Extended Disco Version)

One of the greater disco tracks made in 2018 by DJ Koze:

6. Niels van Gogh – Pulverturm (Solomun & Tomcraft Remix)

Pretty awesome remix of an old classic dance tune by Solomun & Tomcraft. Lots of energy, fun track.

5. George FitzGerald – The Echo Forgets (DJ Tennis Remix)

4. Perel – Die Dimension

Nice deep-house track with a funky arpeggiator and a bright German Voice. What a combi!

3. Spaceandtime – Running Towards Nothing

Maybe, a bit more techno, but lovely.

2. Sledget – Exospehere (Christian Monique remix)

Not so familiar, but so dreamy and beautiful. In the meanwhile we also made an article of the best techno remixes, if you’d like to find out about more remixes.

1. Perel – Alles

Another one from Perel. This one is so deep, so funky, such a vocals. A deserved first spot for Alles from Perel!

Hope you like all above tracks. To listen uninterrupted to these Deep-House tracks, we’ve added these in a separate playlist. The deep-house tracks start at track 16 (Budakid – Rhizome).

2018 Techno and Deep-House Year Mix

We also added an hour mix that combines a couple of these 2018 most-played and/or favourite Deep-House and Techno tracks.

2019 and 2020 Techno and Deep-House Year Mix

We also added an hour mix that combines a couple of these 2019’s most-played and/or favourite Deep-House and Techno tracks.

Want to receive frequent deep-house or techno tunes, follow Like Yellow on Soundcloud.

Top 10 Best Techno, Deep-House and Lounge mixes and Live sets

While working, or pre-clubbing, it’s amazing to listen to techno, deep-house, house or tech-house dj sets. But which ones are the best? We made a list of our favourite mixtapes on Soundcloud, sorted on Genre:

The mixes are as up-to-date as possible. The last update was in December 2018.

Deep House Sets

1. Ben Böhmer – Anjunadeep Mix

German DJ Ben Böhmer created an amazing warming-up mix for Anjuna Deep. It’s not to hard and very mellow with beautiful, warm sounds. We love it:

2. Like Yellow – Summer on the Road mix

Amsterdam DJ Like Yellow made an amazing mix with a summer vibe. Makes you look forward to the next summer. Dreamy, but a bit hard. Intersection between deep-house and techno-lite. But, since it’s so dreamy, we’ll call it melodic-techno. A live set recommended for the pre-party or after-party:

Find the mix via SoundCloud or a new mix via Mixcloud.

3. Cliquee – Melodic Deep

A nice Melodic Deep set from Cliquee. Pretty deep one, with a nice drive:

4. Oliver Koletzki – Robot Heart – Burning Man 2017

Burning Man might be one of the largest and most famous outside parties in the world. While Nevada desert transforms into one big city, the best electronic DJs are invited. On Burning Man’s Robot Heart stage, Oliver Koletzki plays this ‘sahara-cosmic’ set:

Ambient & Lounge House Mixes

Are the above mixes a bit too hard, and are you looking for something more mellow to spend the day or night? Then you’ll probably like these Ambient & Lounge House Mixes.

5. Sandeep Chillout Mix

Rotterdam DJ Sandeep usually plays deep-house, but created this amazing  Summer Chill Out Session mix. It’s an Ambient and Lounge mix that even has Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop and Chill-Hop. Great chilling mix.

6. Africa Oriental Lounge Mix

This mix is incredibly relaxing and makes you dream about African or Asian atmospheres:

Techno Sets

7. Noir b2b Olivier Weiter – Live set

This mix is a bit harder one. We’ll estimate this mix is probably recorded a bit after 1 in the morning. With a higher speed (BPM) and more firm kicks this mix bring you in a great techno-flow.

8. Joris Voorn – Awakenings 20 jaar – Vinyl Live Set

One of our favourite artists is Joris Voorn. In this set he plays a vinyl set. Although there’s lots of small mixing mistakes, the audience obviously doesn’t care and seems to enjoy the fun Joris has himself. The selection of tracks is amazing and you can feel the energy coming from the audience:

9. Maceo Plex – Timewarp Duitsland 2018

According to the Resident Advisor top 100, Maceo Plex is one of best techno/underground DJs out the. As you can hear, this set is also probably recorded a bit later at night. With the unique drum sounds of Maceo, he lifts the party (Time Warp) to a next level.

10. Anna for Cercle Vinyl Set

Except from creating amazing tracks, Brazil DJ Anna is also a superstar on vinyl-players. For the Cercle party, se plays on Les Pavillons des Etangs:

Bonus: Disco DJ Set

11. Mculo Disco Mix

Perhaps you find above mixes to modern and you long for an older sound. Than you might like this 80’s and 90’s disco mix. This mix combines an old disco-sound with new disco music:

Bonus2: 2019 Update

12. Like Yellow’s Astronomical Spring mix 2019

2019 Spring has arrived and great mixes have been released since then. Like Yellow has created this amazing mix celebrating the Astronomical Spring of 2019 with the latest Deep-House & Melodic Techno tracks:

Bonus2: 2020 Update

13. Like Yellow’s New decade mix 2020

A new decade has arrived and great tracks have been released in the previous one.


To summarise this best techno mixes and live sets article:

  • Our favourite best techno mix is the mix of Ben Böhmer, but we also appreciate the Like Yellow Techno mix set.
  • This article contains several genres best techno and house mixes. And we even listed out a Disco mix as a bonus.
  • Want to find the Best Techno Tracks of 2018 and 2019? We also wrote an article.

As mentioned before, we try to update this article regularly. Our latest update was in december 2018. Do you have any suggestion? Don’t hesitate to leave a message behind!