Techno

1980s

Detroit

Origin

Techno began in Detroit in the 1980s as an underground music genre. It is a combination of Chicago house, funk, and electronic jazz. Techno is a genre that is not composed of live bands but by sound engineers and computers. Now Techno music is synonymous with white people because like many other genres it has been white washed. Techno was originally created by black people for underground nightclubs.

Traits

Techno has a fast tempo that consists of tracks that go in loops. It also had a consistent beat that was echoing in the background. Instruments included synthesizers and drum machines.

Techno Clubs

Studio 54

Factory on Jefferson

Famous Door

Important Figures

Juan Atkins

Kevin Saunderson

Derrick May