A new genre of music came out of Detroit, MI in the 1980’s. Techno is a dance genre. Similar to disco, techno uses very fast tempos, but it is well known for it’s electronic sounds. These electronic sounds are built on a computer by technicians, hence the electronic sound. Techno music has roots in Folk, Gospel, Blues, and Rock.

The Belleville Three

 Three friends: Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May are the most known for the creation of Detroit Techno.

Juan Atkins

Kevin Saunderson

Derrick May