Few names have defined techno in the last decade as definitively as Ben Klock. The German DJ and producer was one of Berghain’s first residents, and he played a major role in developing the sound that would come to dominate the genre: lean, precise but with a massive sense of scale, Klock’s music has a grandeur that bangs. That said, Klock is as respected for the diversity of his selections, which he put on full display in his notorious longform sets. As a producer, his tracks have a luminosity that balances the stark severity, while his curation for his own Klockworks label remains fresh. Robert Hood is one of techno’s most esteemed architects. The Detroit artist was a founding member of Underground Resistance before releasing seminal works like “Internal Empire” and the first two volumes of “Nighttime World.” Tracks like “Minus” set the bar for a pared-back, raw and soulful futurism that would become the template for countless artists. Since those early years, he’s had an uninterrupted run, with major artistic developments in the third decade of his career: his Floorplan alias had a major breakthrough with “Paradise,” while 2017’s “Paradygm Shift” for Dekmantel and 2020’s “Mirror Man” for Rekids show that Hood’s music is as vital and captivating as ever. NY’s Lydo is a standout talent. The Basement resident is beloved for the cruising, evocative take on techno that works as well on large stages as it does in subterranean techno clubs.