House, trance, ambient, energy... Electronica is far bigger in the UK and most of europe than in North America. However.. There is a ton of good stuff out there. I doubt many people here listen to much techno, but if you do, who're your favorites?
I personally prefer house, DnB, and some trance, as long as it has a good beat and isn't repetitive. I hate cliche'd 'chicks singing crap lyrics for e-tards' as well.
Some of my favorites...
Pendulum [Australian DnB]
Ministry of Sound [Huge electronica empire with several clubs]
Global Underground [series of mixes by different dj's... My favorite is Sasha Ibiza]
Beck [Everyone knows beck]
Aphex Twin [Ambient/House]
Digweed [Progressive House]
Sasha [Prog. House]
Chemical Brothers [Bigbeat]
For me, Beck was an introduction to the genre. He's more of a unique crossover artist so it's a good place to start. From there.. You'll find that there is a ton of crap to sift through when it comes to compilations. And god knows techno loves its compilations. Sometimes you'll only find 3 or 4 songs out of 18-20 on a whole album, but those songs will rock your socks off. Other times you find an artist and like it all.
So make some recommendations, I'm always looking for new stuff to listen to