Gangsta: Uhh...this is Techno right?
Me: No, it's Trance you dumbfuck!
Gangsta: Whateva...shit sounds all the same to me.
Over time, 'electronica' has seemingly assumed its position at the top of the tree, and 'techno' has sort of un-evolved into a less broad, or more specific term.
nice people that just enjoy what they're listening to only to be discriminated by what seems to be a vast population of anti-electronica people.
Listen to what you want but don't label people unfairly!
the music that was formed in the 90's only to be manipulated to the extremes of being disowned by stupid hip hop songs which are boomed out every day on kiss :/
1. Techno as a variety of dance music described as more hardcore and faster paced than most varieties. It can be a break-beat or rapid four four beats, if not a mix of the two. Techno arose from late 80's industrial music mixed with disco, as well as scene music. Techno is commonly played on two Technics 1200 turntables simultaneously leaving behind the house genre for a more big beat sound utilizing sampled and synthesized sounds sequenced with & using every available resource to artists for a high energy product. Some containing many radiation sirens and a standard beat measures of usually 135-170 beats per minute, including a hook,2 breakdowns, and 4 choruses with two or more empty or dry breaks of rhythmless, yet expressive, even vocal modalities surrounded by easily mixable beat patches. no two techno records (aside from those having the same song by the same label) are recorded at the exact same rate or bpm, requiring skill from a dj for smooth or seamless mixing. Some tracks even are recorded with bonus parallel tracks looped inside the grooves cut into the vinyl where the textures are rough.
2. An over view term describing a whole host of electronic dance music encompassing all others(incorrectly & commonly referred to as electronica), and ironically techno itself as one of those varieties including: all forms of House(hard,tech,gay,freedom,etc), all forms of Trance, Jungle, Drum-n-Bass,Techno, Chill, Trip-Hop, Down tempo, Tech, Break-beat, Industrial, etc... This music encompasses all beat varieties from four on the floor to off-sets.
THERE ARE MANY DESCRIPTIONS OF MANY VARIETIES OF PEOPLE'S OPINIONS OF WHAT TECHNO IS. TRUST A KNOWN DJ, PROMOTER, AND OLD SCHOOL RAVER. ACTUAL TECHNO IS QUITE RARE AND ADDICTIVE TO THE EAR OF ANY AUDIOPHILE.
Techno music was the staple at old school UNDERGROUND pay parties after ecstasy was made illegal.
We all felt like one "family" when the vibe was kickin' at that R.A.V.E. where they played techno music all night.
Techno is often misconstrued purely as the degenerate "doof-doof" garbage put out by producers during the mid-90's. In actual fact, most decent techno, and its more lyrical offshoot EBM has many variations during a song and a set theme. Just most of you assholes are too up yourselves to hear any of it.
Also, whoever says Moby is techno because their master Eminem happens to say so needs to get a slap. Moby is in fact, electronica, which is completely different.