A type of electronic music that orginally spawned in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit Techno in turn derived from Synth Pop and Electro. Kraftwerk was May, Atkins, and Saunderson's main influence. Techno is nothing but a subgenre in the electronic music community. Detroit Techno is still very much alive, albeit dead in the city of Detroit (hmmmmm, wonder why....). Techno is also a word that is erroneously used as a blanket term for all other subgenres of electronic music. No, Techno isn't the Trance and House music you hear in the clubs, morons! They're all different! That being said, it may be done with electronic equipment, but it takes true talent to make music that is coherent and actually artistic, much opposed to the radio triteness the public has been exposed to. Electronic music was descended from Avant-Garde Minimalism, which in turn, evolved from Classical Music.
Good artists worth hearing:
The Chemical Brothers
**much more other artists as well**
Oh yeah, and to those people who dis techno, but love the trite, bastardised "hip hop", I truly feel sorry for you people. You have no idea or any coherent knowledge of techno, and you still wail on in how it's the worst thing ever. Guess what? Look yourself in the mirror, and stop being a damn sheep.