Techno (Musical genre): The rise of “Techno”

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Techno is a genre of electronic dance music. It is known by a containing beat produced with a DJ set. The rhythm is common time (4/4), and the tempo varies between 120 and 150 beats per minute (bpm). Techno Music instruments are drum machines, sequencers, and synthesizers, and also digital audio workstations.


The “techno” is believed to have originated in Germany in the early 1980s, After the UK release of the 1988 compilation Techno!, it was established as a genre of electronic dance music in Detroit, it was seen as a The New Dance Sound of Detroit.

Its Stylistic origins were House, electro, synth-pop, Italo disco, Hi-NRG, Chicago house, EBM, New Beat, Detroit techno, with its Cultural origins in the  Mid-1980s, Detroit, Michigan, United States. It also has Subgenres like Acid techno, ambient techno, dub techno, hardcore techno, industrial techno, and minimal techno.

It also has Fusion genres like Electroclash, Eurodance, ghettotech, hard vapor, IDM, techstep, tech style, trance and tech-house, the Regional scenes was in Detroit techno.

Techno Music grew in popularity in Germany, UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands, after the success of house music in a number of European countries.

Notable artists

  • The Advent (UK)
  • Aphex Twin (UK)
  • Autechre (UK)
  • Bandulu (UK)
  • Si Begg (UK)
  • Adam Beyer (Sweden)
  • Bizarre Inc. (UK)
  • Thomas Brinkmann (Germany)
  • Marco Carola (Italy)
  • Dave Clarke (UK)
  • Carl Cox (UK)
  • Vladislav Delay (Finland)
  • Drexciya (USA)
  • Paul van Dyk (Germany)
  • Darren Emerson (UK)
  • Fluke (UK)
  • The Future Sound of London (UK)
  • Laurent Garnier (France)
  • A Guy Called Gerald (UK)
  • Hardfloor (Germany)
  • DJ Hell (Germany)
  • Ken Ishii (Japan)
  • Chris Liebing (Germany)
  • LSG (Germany)
  • Jeff Mills (USA)
  • Pacou (Germany)
  • Pan Sonic (Finland)
  • Regis (UK)
  • Slam (UK)
  • Luke Slater (UK)
  • Speedy J (Netherlands)
  • Surgeon (UK)
  • Keith Tucker (USA)
  • Umek (Slovenia)
  • Ricardo Villalobos (Chile)
  • Cristian Vogel (UK)
  • Richie Hawtin (Canada/UK)

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