Techno- The Belleville Three

Techno music was developed in the heart of Detroit, Michigan in 1980. It is a genre of electronic dance music. It was a combination of African American music styling, with inspirations from Chicago, funk, electric jazz, and synthesizers. Synthesizers are computer based beats and instrumentalist sounds. Interestingly enough, techno was created by three African American high school students know as, ” The Belleville Three”. Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson created their own style of music combining different elements to make their desirable sound.

This genre became wildly popular, it even went international and would often be played in European clubs and all across American at parties, house functions, clubs and more.

The Belleville Three