Good Morning Mix: Gabriel Ananda breaks down barriers with Soulful Techno 21
Though now boasting a noticeable surge in global attention, techno still carries a certain taboo compared to its native genres and their more in-vogue appeal. Cue German heavyweight Gabriel Ananda, whose label-hopping vantage on the sound’s melodic peak has been epitomized in the successful curation of his Soulful Techno mix series for more than a year now. Racking choice cuts from 2000 & One, Stacey Pullen and Gregor Thresher alike, mix number 21 is as much about breaking down the techno taboo as it is flaunting both the cutting edge talent that dominates it and Ananda’s own melodic panache. Breaking the barriers down to a fluid, engaging and melodically refined medium, this is a celebration of techno that any self respecting dance fan can sink their teeth into. It’s yet another reason why Ananda is vital to the musical space here in 2014.