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 - ADAM BEYER  - TIGER STRIPES  - REBŪKE                     - DISFREQ
 Sweden is the birthplace of iconic names like ABBA. Despite being a recognised disco powerhouse, this country has many   The Irish consider Ireland to be the most underrated techno scene in the world. This statement is due to the acknowledged
 more genres to offer such as techno. In the 90s some Swedish artists broke new ground and built a new and refreshing   emphatic and devoted techno crows and the flood of techno lovers in Ireland. The country is now a hot hub full of rising
 sound: Swedish techno. More than productions, they were a philosophy and club phenomenon with great expression in the   stars and a buzzing rave generation ready to take techno to the next level. It is from this new generation that arrives the
 late 90s. Different from the rest of European techno but with the same calibre, even today the techno coming from Sweden   acclaimed duo Disfreq representing Ireland alongside Rebūke.
 is highly appreciated and is represented here by Tiger Stripes and one of its founders Adam Beyer.

 GERMANY       SLOVENIA                                          BULGARIA


           - UMEK                                            - PHOENIX MOVEMENT
 - KAI TRACID  - OLIVER HUNTEMANN  UMEK is no stranger to the Beatport charts having won Best   At the turn of the millennium, the techno scene exploded in
           Techno Artist at the Beatport Music Awards in 2010. The   Bulgaria. The voice of freedom and the expression of young
 Techno was born in Germany in the 80s and many consider
           Slovenian artist started his career at the age of 17 in 1993,   people’s desires, techno served as a political manifesto
 it to be the true birth of this musical genre. Disputes aside,
           being one of the pioneers of electronic music in Slovenia.   and became the soundtrack for change in Bulgaria. The
 the truth is that Germany is an important techno epicentre
           The capital has become an important nest of techno music   music accompanied the country’s democratic transition
 and Berlin is still the capital of this sound. The unpretentious
           and underground culture, which continues to develop. UMEK   and techno flourished in full splendour, where it remains.
 nature of techno made it almost a religion when Germany
           is here the great representative of Slovenian techno.  Representing Bulgaria in this selection, we find Phoenix
 was unified, helping its proliferation. Home of the pioneers
 Kraftwerk, today Germany and its techno are very well
 represented by Boris Brejcha, Lilly Palmer, Mark Dekoda, Kai
 Tracid and Oliver Huntemann.
           Analysing the charts of the techno artists who have sold the most in the last three months according to Beatport, and
           taking into account their nationality, showed us a musical map and a somewhat expected trend. Of the 25 artists that
           made up our sample, the majority are German, corroborating the country’s hegemony when it comes to this musical
 “Berlin techno thus maintains its reign as a   genre. Although the universe analysed draws a small world map that takes you from the United States to Brazil, from the
           United Kingdom to Belgium, passing a little bit throughout Europe, the results do not lie and lean clearly towards Germa-
 strong export hub for this musical genre.”
           ny, represented here by 20% of the artists analysed. Berlin techno thus maintains its reign as a strong export hub for this
           musical genre.
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