It’s Electric: Techno Music

Orgin

techno music first originated in Detroit Michigan in the late 1980’s. Techno combines funk and Jazz music together to form an electric genre popular for dancing. It is believed that the Belleville Three are the originators who made the blueprint for techno to be what it is today.

Characteristics

Synthesizers-electronic musical instrument that generates audio signals that may be converted to sound

drum machines- is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion

sequencers- is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music

important Performers

Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Jeff Mills 

Commodification

has it’s roots deep within the LGBTQ community, with a specific focus on these creations by people of colour: to gather and express themselves without fear in these clubs as safe spaces. Yet once the genre hit the mainstream, it was essentially stolen by straight white people; with the queer communities kicked out of the safe spaces that they created.

Influence on Future Genres

Future generations will not listen to techno music because they will not be interested in it.The future of techno music is going obsolete.

Social Implications

It creates an atmosphere nonetheless that ranges from underground club scenes to alien planets and robotic world. Techno gave individuals the opportunity to be free and dance as who they are.

My Opinion

Techno is about yourself. And it depends on you what style of techno music you prefer. If you are more outgoing you might prefer the more beat pumping techno where the monotonous bass is vital. Or are you more likely to stay with yourself you might prefer a more atmospheric type of techno music that is less driving. Personally, I am not a fan of techno music but I appreciate the contribution to music.

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Shanesha Caldwell

Shanesha Caldwell

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