Techno

Techno is a genre very popular today in white music scenes and especially at festivals and raves such as Coachella and The Burning Man. Originally techno was a form of protest by middle class Detroit African American teenagers. Juan Atkins created the genre in the 80s and even gave it it’s name. Unlike the popular disco, techno used all instrumentals and was more free than disco music. The genre became very popular in Europe and the songs Juan had created were even being played across the sea. Juan eventually evolved Techno into a genre called EDM (Electronic Dance Music) which is also very popular with white audiences today. Techno might be a genre that’s listened to by mainly white people, but the roots of it are as Black as any other African American genre. Techno is still used in many modern day songs especially in songs from the late 2000s. 

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