With hundreds of records released each week, it’s difficult to keep track of what’s going on in dance music. Thankfully, FACT’s Deep Inside column is back in the form of a new playlist, delivering all of our favorite house, techno, electro, disco and rave tracks from the past month straight to your ears.

We’re in the middle of a global heatwave, so fittingly, this month’s playlist leads with a clutch of summer heaters: Gnork’s ‘Yoga on E’ taken from his latest outing on Lone’s Magicwire label, Analog Tara’s ‘Propulsion’ from her first record in 15 years – the excellent Fundamentals EP on 1432 R – and ‘Controller’, by new talent Channel Tres.

On an electro, synthwave and all-round weird shit tip there’s a grotty, Bunker-inspired highlight from Helena Hauff’s new album Qualm, one of the best tracks from Powell’s previously vinyl-only New Beta series, E. Myers’ anthemic ‘I Am Alive’, icy 808-led sounds from Tracey and Lord of the Isles, DJ Richard’s John Carpenter-esque ‘Vanguard’ and slow-wave chug from Patricia Kokett.

Also: Phase Fatale gives EBM a stern Berlin makeover on ‘Reverse Fall’, E-Saggila gives us ‘Brunette Cistern’ the hard-as-nails highlight from her new album, Serena Butler gets dubby on Stroboscopic Artefacts, Anastasia Kristensen takes techno into abstract places on her remix of Special Request and Bambounou shows how much he’s evolved from the 50 Weapons days with his new record on Don’t DJ’s Disk label.

As ever, not everything is available on streaming services, so special mention to object blue’s REX EP for Let’s Go Swimming (is it techno? club? it doesn’t matter, it’s brilliant) and the new Chekov jam on Cong Burn’s latest V/A EP.

Listen to August’s picks via Spotify or Apple Music below and subscribe to the playlists to get fresh selections direct, every month.

Tracklist:

01. Gnork – ‘Yoga on E’ [Magicwire]
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02. Analog Tara – ‘Propulsion’ [1432 R]
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03. Channel Tres – ‘Controller’ [GODMODE]
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04. Deadboy – ‘Ryuichi’ [UTTU]
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05. DJ Boring – ‘Exotic Feelin” [Shall Not Fade]
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06. LT – ‘Untitled (Chesney) [Rhythm Section International]
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07. LooseWomen – ‘Unstable In The Stables’ [Grade 10]
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08. Wheelman – ‘Signal’ [Don’t Be Afraid]
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09. E. Myers – ‘I Am Alive’ [Unknown Label]
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10. Tracey – ‘Transit’ [Intergraded]
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11. Bergsonist – ‘Fidel Gastro’ [Where To Now?]
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12. Lord of the Isles – ‘Irafas’ [Lone Romantic]
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13. Dez Williams – ‘Failnot’ [Bedouin Records]
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14. DJ Richard – ‘Vanguard’ [Dial]
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15. Patricia Kokett – ‘Serpiente’ [Knekelhuis]
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16. Powell – ‘Rudeboy, Let’s Funk’ [Diagonal/XL Recordings]
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17. Helena Hauff – ‘Hyper-Intelligent Genetically Enriched Cyborg’ [Ninja Tune]
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18. Nathan Micay – ‘Beginning Ballads’ [Whities]
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19. Voiski – ‘Careless as a Palm – Reinforced’ [Super 95]
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20. Phase Fatale – ‘Reverse Fall’ [Ostgut Ton]
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21. E-Saggila – ‘Brunette Cistern’ [Bank Records NYC]
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22. PTU – ‘Castor and Pollux’ [трип]
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23. Bambounou – ‘Kosovo Hardcore’ [Disk]
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24. Special Request – ‘Tiresias’ (Anastasia Kristensen Rework) [Houndstooth]
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25. Serena Butler – ‘Science Is Not An Expression But A Suspension Of Gender’ [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
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26. Contakt – ‘Second Shift’ [Styles Upon Styles]
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27. Chevel – ‘In A Rush’ [Enklav]
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28. Khotin – ‘Planet B’ [Khotin Industries]
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Scott Wilson is FACT’s tech editor. Find him on Twitter

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