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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.
by EDM2 September 02, 2004
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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
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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
Squarepusher
mu-ziq
Plastikman
The Prodigy
Orbital
The Chemical Brothers
Moby
Daft Punk
Cybotron
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
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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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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
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by Joe momma October 21, 2003
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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
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