Guest Selector: Edit Select
As 2017 draws to a close, esteemed Glasgow DJ and producer Tony Scott – aka Edit Select – shares his pick of the year's best techno tracks
If there's anyone who knows their way around a techno tune, it's Tony Scott. The Glasgow DJ and producer has been a prominent fixture on the scene for years now, having previously released on the Soma label as Percy X back in the 90s, as well as recording under various aliases of Mion, Recycle, and Abyss.
This year Slam announced a new and improved series of their famed Pressure events, Maximum Pressure. The first party took place in late October with a Halloween special, and the next Maximum Pressure instalment takes place on New Year's Day, with another all-star line-up in place for a ten-hour long extravaganza inside SWG3 (including the newly renovated Galvanizers warehouse space). Edit Select forms part of the monster bill, alongside Slam, Alan Fitzpatrick, Jeff Mills, Paula Temple, FJAAK (live), Radio Slave, Dr. Rubinstein, Darrell (Pulse) and Telford. Ahead of the show, Scott has shared his pick of the best techno tracks of 2017, which have been staples of his performances this year.
Amotik – Gora [Figure Jams 001]
I played this track in most of my sets this year, slowly bringing it into the mix and letting it create havoc.
Edit Select – The Drifter [Modularz]
Perhaps my favourite track that I released in 2017 – certainly the most effective. It always kills the floor.
Dasha Rush – Black Swan [Sonic Grove]
Just class from Dasha – no scene jumping, just sticking to good quality music. I really love this track, especially for warmup sets.
A. Brehme – Insan [Form and Function]
Excellent track to start your set or bring in to change direction: simple but nice.
Phase Fatale – Order Of Severity (Extended Mix) [Hospital Productions]
Another artist who has had a sublime 2017. Although I'm not a big fan of harsh abrasive techno, this track really stands out in my sets.
Oscar Mulero – Form (Kangding Ray Remix) [Warm Up Recordings]
Absolutely brilliant remix by Kangding Ray. This is and will be in my box for a long time.
Sigha – Black Massing [Token]
Great track from Sigha. Played this everywhere this year; a really intelligent and forward thinking track. I love it.
Anthony Linell – Emerald Fluorescents [Northern Electronics]
Abdulla Rashim (aka Anthony Linell) perfectly sums up the Northern Electronics sound for me. Such a beautiful piece of music... respect.
Varg – Stockholm City [Northern Electronics]
This has been Varg's year, and hats off, he deserves it. I always mix this track in with something really heavy, like a loop from Cleric, and just create a monster track out of it. Classic.
Tadeo – Long Time Ago [Token]
When Tadeo makes something good you know all about it. This track gets me every time with the classy strings and excellent production.
Edit Select plays Maximum Pressure, SWG3, Glasgow, 1 Jan