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
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:
Aphex Twin
The Prodigy
The Chemical Brothers
Daft Punk
Derrick May
Inner City
**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.
by Sparda January 15, 2005
A popular music genre that doesn't glorify crime - violance - misogynism - or drug use (like rap does)
Techno > rap
by OBS August 24, 2003
"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
Damn you peopoe are not the smartest bunch are you? Daft Punk isn't Techno. Daft Punk is French House. Techno isn't a new version of Disco. Disco House is a new version of Disco. Tiesto - Obsession (Frank Biazzi Remix) is Techno, Plastikman - Spastik is Techno. Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Jeff Mills, (New)Commander Tom, (New)Sven Vath, Gayle San, Misstress Barbara, Brian Zentz, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Umek, Dave Clarke are all Techno. And man is it oh so good.
Dave Clarke - Protective Custody
by EDM2 September 02, 2004
TECHNO, it's not just a type of music. It's an ADDICTION.
Techno, f**king amazing. =]
by MEE =] January 27, 2008
without techno, there would be no crap rap
techno is more than beats also; it's spawned the likes of prodigy, orbital, kraftwerk.

it's also given rise to big beat, industrial, gabba, acid, trance, ambient etc
I like a combination of music, namely electronic music and rock, but I have no time for rap, eminem may take the piss out of moby but if it wasn't for early electronic and techno influences, pop shit, rap and hip hop would be nowhere.
by techno head May 04, 2004
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