Techno music was developed in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. It was primarily played in underground clubs. The genre combined house music, native to Chicago, electronic jazz, and funk to create a new sound. Techno music, unlike earlier genres, was created by sound engineers using computers. As such, the techno genre paved the way for DJs to gain widespread fame. Nowadays, the most well known techno artists are Caucasian (e.g. David Guetta). However, techno was originally developed by three Black men know as the Belleville Three. Read more below.