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"Music that sounds like technology." - Juan Atkins (A.K.A. Model 500, Cybotron), From the liner notes to Retro Techno/Detroit Definitive/Emotions Electric, Nettwork, 1991

Also, see Kraftwerk as Atkins claims Kraftwerk's "Home Computer" to be the best techno record ever.
Pay attention to words of the man who invented it, E-tards.
by WTF Dr Tyler December 06, 2004
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techno isn't rave music
rave music is another form of electronica
techno is not mainstream; some people here are mistaking mainstream shit for pure techno when it's most probably electro-pop
listen to some
orbital (their "in sides" album for instance)kraftwerk, aphex twin, plastikman and other PURE techno

urgh, I hate it when people confuse techno for other forms like trance, house, gabba, electrofunk and acid etc

get your genres right before calling people names and remember one man's poison is another man's pleasure :)
by open your minds April 22, 2004
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A term originally referring to a genre of dance music from Detroit. It has since become extremely overused. Pretty much any music with synthesizers is labeled as "techno" now. It is often incorrectly used to refer to edm, and its subgenres.
When I heard a friend say: "You know, technically Owl City is techno", I realized that the term "techno" had lost all meaning

Friend: "What you you listening to?"
Me: "Drum and bass. Here, listen"
Friend: "This is techno. It was made with a computer"
by newwatch September 09, 2010
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Techno=A 'specialist' percusive genre which not all ears will like.

Unlike what a few people have been saying on here for some reason-techno in it's pure form does not get into the UK chart,it's too specialist for mainstream ears.
by What??? October 28, 2003
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A popular music genre that doesn't glorify crime - violance - misogynism - or drug use (like rap does)
by OBS August 24, 2003
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An epicly and hopelessly mislabled genre of music.
Techno has nothing to do with DaftPunk
by nathan12341234 September 19, 2009
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TECHNO, it's not just a type of music. It's an ADDICTION.
Techno, f**king amazing. =
by MEE =] January 27, 2008
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