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
a sub-genre of electronic music that dumbshits like to use to cover all electronic music they hear
Dumbass: Hey, what are you listening to?
Someone: Stuff you'll probably never listen to on the radio.
Dumbass: Oh, let me listen.
*listens*
Dumbass: So you listen to techno?
Someone: No you idiot. It's trance.
Dumbass: Well they all sound the same to me.
by ...11111 February 09, 2008
Misunderstood and constantly assaulted and debated. Techno is sound, rock is sound, House is sound, every single genre of music and music in general is noise bent to rhythym. Contrary to popular belief Techno takes effort to make. Techno compensates for its lack of lyrics with more melodius content. I'm not saying it is neccesarily true since there is a lot of bad techno and good techno. People need to start noticing that the machine did not make the music, the artist did. A lot of artists sample noise they have made ir they have fiddled with the equiptment to re-sample the sound. Takes as much effort as to find the tune on the piano, or the guitar or the brass/wind/reed instrument (unfortunately enough the last instrument(s) aren't exactly popular anymore). Its a genre of music that is a lot of the time difficult because it experimental. It needs to be, for it is an evolving genre of music akin to all other genres
Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Autechre etc etc forgive me if I missed several dozen other fine techno artists. They're all good
Pure bliss
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by Joe momma October 21, 2003
The most accurate post I've seen so far is

"An ETERNALLY mislabeled genre of music which has nothing to do with Moby, Tiesto, Chemical Brothers, or Fatboy Slim. Techno is indeed a broad sub-genre of electronic dance music (or EDM, what many people use "techno" inproperly as a blanket term for) which fulfills these following constituents:

1. It is in some form minimalist, whether in composition or in sequencing.
2. It is created for the sole purpose of making people dance.
3. It is constructed in a manner to allow DJs to quickly and expertly mix and layer 2 or more of these compositions simultaneously.

Due to it's building-block nature, true techno is closer to hip-hop than many of the genres (such as trance and breakbeat) which it is erroneously associated with. "

Some well known techno DJ's would be Chris liebing, Jeff Mills, and Dj Rush

and trance has nothing to do with techno, techno is a very very very very very very very very unground subgenre of music

"azns" dont listen to "techno" if someone tells you something like alice deejay - better off alone is techno, they are stupid

techno is its own subgenre of electronica just like house, progressive house, trance, hard trance, progressive trance, breaks (breakbeat), prog breaks, acid house, and much much much more
mauro picotto - baguette

scooter and other mainstream shit is NOT techno, it's not even trance, it goes in its own genre of really bad music AKA cheese

techno, the real techno is a developed taste, download a dj rush set and find out
by joe dirt December 27, 2003
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
An epicly and hopelessly mislabled genre of music.
Techno has nothing to do with DaftPunk
by nathan12341234 September 19, 2009

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