Techno is electronic dance music that originated in Detroit in the 1980s, and this can be attributed to the Belleville three consisting of Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, and Derrick May. The three friends created electronic music in their basement. Techno music was often produced for use in DJ sets. Juan Atkins is known as “the godfather of techno”, Derrick May is known as the “Innovator”, and Kevin Saunderson is known as the “Elevator”.