Discogs have released a comprehensive list showcasing the most collected records of 2017 by genre.
With lists spanning from Electronic and Experimental to Folk/World/Country to Hardcore, it all adds up to quite the goldmine. Under the Techno heading of course, there were some superb releases on the list among some interesting inclusions.
The most collected record on Discogs this year under the techno heading was Kettenkarussell’s 'Insecurity Guard', a deep, ambient techno EP released in May through Giegling just two months before the label faced backlash after its founder Konstantin made numerous disgusting and sexist remarks in an interview with Germany’s Groove magazine, saying that “women are usually worse at DJing than men”.
Berlin-based UK-native Objekt came in at number two with arguably one of the best leftfield releases of the year, 'Objekt #4'. The release blended breaks, dub-techno and melodic house into to wonderfully accomplished tracks ‘Needle & Thread’ and ‘Theme From Q’.
Quite naturally, some of the most exciting and unique electronic LPs of the year made it close to the top spot on the most collected Techno list with Actress’ AZD, Blanck Mass’ World Eater, Four Tet’s 'New Energy' (a track from which was DJ Mag's 15th top track of the year), Kraftwerk’s '3-D: The Catalogue' and Depeche Mode’s 'Going Backwards [Remixes]' all ranking high.
It was also great to see records like Tzusing’s incredible '東方不敗' and PLO Man’s 'Powerline' do so well along with Dopplereffekt’s 'Cellular Automata', the title track from which featured in Sophia Saze’s Fresh Kicks mix which we ran in December 2017.
Included in the most collected electronic records were albums from Gorillaz (who will be back with a new album this year), LCD Soundsystem, Bonobo and The XX. The experimental list included releases from Burial, Forest Swords and Alt-J.
2017 was yet another great year for vinyl, with 4.1 million vinyl albums being sold in the UK.
Discogs sales reports for 2017 will be released in mid-February.