Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s. Any of various styles of dance music characterized by electronic sounds and a high-energy, rhythmic beat; uses electronic synthesizers and drum machines to replicate acoustic sounds. The instruments replicated vary greatly. Usually at the songs base is a drum pattern, which commonly uses sounds of an electronic drum machine. Besides vocals, which are usually layered with effects, electronic music uses synthesizer-based instruments almost exclusively.

Techno Musicians

  • Jeff Mills
  • Carl Cox
  • Carl Craig
  • Robert Hood
  • Kevin Sauderson
  • Juan Atkins
  • Derrick May
  • Green Velvet
  • Stacey Pullen

Techno Videography



Disco Fever

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Oh Spirituals!

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