Detroit Techno  

Techno originated in Detroit Michigan in the early 1980’s. Techno is a from of electronic music produced using a wide range of electronic and computer-base digital instruments and software. Techno music does not just belong to one race, its universal. Techno music has given way to disco dj’s, raves, house music, dance and so many other things. Techno can be appreciated in the general historical lineage of electronic music.

Letter of Recommendation: Detroit Techno // The New York Times

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Detroit Techno Artists

These tabs include the names of artists, DJs, engineers, etc. that made important contributions to the Detroit Techno genre/culture. The “Key Names” tab includes names that were highlighted throughout the chapter of our text and the “Others” tab includes names that were mentioned. If you click on a hyperlinked name, it will lead you to more information on that person.


About Techno by Spelmanites


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