Techno originated in the mid 1980s in Detroit, Michigan. Using a computerized sound, techno is usually associated with dance music in clubs. In this era, technology was growing and advancing quickly and musicians realized that it could complete the task of many artists and musicians without the trouble of actually having them around. As a revolutionary genre, its roots stem from African American genres like folk music, gospel, blues, and rock which all come together uniquely to form techno.