Juan Atkins- The Father of Techno

Juan Atkins is an American record producer and DJ from Detroit, Michigan. He was described by Mixmag as “the original pioneer of Detroit techno”. Juan’s father was a concert promoter which could have contributed to his passion for music, especially techno music. In 1980, Juan formed Cybotron with Richard Davis. Cybotron was an American electro […]

The Two Waves of Detroit Techno Music: Techno and Rave!

The Two Waves of Detroit Techno Music: Techno and Rave! Techno, house, and rave (electro) are the primary forms of electronic music in Detroit. Though these forms of electronic music are not identified as African American on a global scale because several people associate techno music with the dance floors of Europe, the futuristic dance […]

The Evolution of Techno

Electronic or techno music began to make way in the late 60’sMany musical pioneers began to develop electronic instruments; a sound thathad never really been heard or implemented before. Electronic instruments that began to make way and gainedpopularity included electronic drums, turntables, and polyphonic synthesizers. As a result of this new and unique genre and […]


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Death Grips: A New Take on Techno

Death Grips: A New Take on Techno Members of Death Grips (l to r): Zach Hill, MC Ride, Andy Morin Brief Background In 2010, the band formed in Sacramento, California. The members of the band are Zach Hill (drums), MC Ride (vocals), and Andy Morin (keyboard). Their sound varies from experimental hip hop to punk […]

Kevin Saunderson’s Elevation of Techno

When people first heard the sound, it was regarded as music from another reality entirely. However, once in its groove, you could never get out. Techno music was developed in the ’60s through ’70s in Detroit, Michigan. It made stark comparisons to House Music, an electronic sound that originated in Chicago, Illinois. The sound was […]

The 313 Creation

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Wha-a-t in the Tech-n-ooo

… Where Are the Women in Techno? By: Demi Browder Detroit Techno Techno music started to become known around the 1980s and early 1990s. Specifically, Detroit Techno is what was known at the time, originated in the city of Detroit. This genre of music combined elements of electric technology and funk. Known Detroit techno artists […]

My Thoughts on Techno

Introduction:     America was originally introduced to Techno music in the 1980s. This version of techno music was created in the city of Detroit and was based on mixing electric technology with some elements of funk . The first known creator of the genre was Juan Atkins, who experimented with a synthesizer and tape […]

EDM: Different Types of Techno Music

Introduction Techno music, which originated in Detroit, Michigan during the mid 1980s, is best described as, a form of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) that incorporates the use of synthesizers, samplers, keyboards, sequencers, and drum machines in one instance. It is instrumental music, there are no lyrics, just a repetitive beat in 4/4 time. Since then, […]

Techno Music

Techno music originated in the early 1980s in Germany. After the release of compilation Techno, the new dance sound found its way to Detroit. The sound is also known as electronic dance music with sounds composed of electronic instruments such as drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers. The style of music also use digital audio workstations. […]

The Power of Grace Jones

More on Jones Grace Jones was born on May 19, 1948 (though many speculate her to be born in 1952) in Spanish Town, St Catherine, Jamaica to Marjorie Jones and Reverend Robert W. Jones. When she was 12 she moved to Syracuse, New York, joining her family who had already moved there. She studied acting at Syracuse […]

The Belleville Three and The Creation of Techno

The Belleville Three and The Creation of Techno Detroit is a city that has influenced a lot of different things in American society, whether it be music or automobiles. A vibrant city with a long history, Detroit was the birthplace of techno music and was the city that many of the pioneers of techno emerged […]

Techno Music

Techno music Techno music is a genre that is more recent that the other genres. Techno music is a type of electronic dance music (EDM) that consists of by a repetitive four on the floor beats. These beats are usually produced to help DJ keep a continuous set. The tempo of the beat varies from […]

DJ Minx and the Lack of Women in Techno

Jennifer Witcher, or DJ Minx, has been one of the many DJ who are the heart of Detroit techno music. She is an extremely influencial DJ that has spent her career focusing on uplifting the techno musicians of Detroit. As a black woman, “The First Lady of Wax” is a trailblazer for women in the […]

Rainbow after the Storm in Detroit

Rainbow after the Storm in Detroit Starting in 1910, many African Americans left the south and moved into northern states like Detroit. Although they were trying to run away from the racist south, they were still forced into smaller districts because they were denied equal access to the same housing as whites. This became some […]

Why I dislike Techno Music

Why I dislike Techno Music Techno is electronically made music that was developed in Detroit, Michigan. Just like Hip Hop, there are many subgenres that formed from the initial creation of techno music. Techno music originated from a combination of funk, house and electric jazz music. Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, and Eddie Fowkles […]


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Techno Music

Techno Music was created in Detroit, Michigan during the 80s. Techno is a genre of electronic dance music. This particular sound has a repetitive beat, giving the centrtal rythm a common timing. Techno was primarily developeed by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May and Eddie Fowlkes who all attenede Belleville High. The techno sound initially […]


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