a form of music primarily created by computer sound synthizers rather than by musicians playing instruments.
Definitions of this style of dance music vary greatly. It evolved from the house style in Detroit around 1986. Since then techno has become more and more popular and has recently started working its way into the mainstream market. The main elements of the style include: A relatively fast beat. Usually 130-160bpm. Little or no vocals. Usually in a minor key. Very repetitive. There are many styles other than true techno which can fall into the techno category. These include acid, hard-core techno, ambient techno and trance.
A dance music style with early roots in Europe and black dance clubs in Detroit. It typically has higher BPMs than house, loads of synthesized sounds and barely any vocals.
Music genre featuring mechanical beats and found sounds.
This term has come to have two popular interpretations, the first being a description of all electronic music. The second interpretation is a style that developed from House music, which completely abandoned the influences of Disco; Techno is more mechanical and less organic.
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from Chicago House, electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time. Following the initial success of Detroit Techno as a musical culture â€” at the very least on a regional level â€” an expanded and related subset of genres in the 1990s emerged globally.