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Techno is a form of electronic dance music (EDM) that emerged in Detroit, Michigan in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno in reference to a genre of music was in 1988. Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of subgenres have been built.

The initial take on techno arose from the melding of electronic music, in the style of artists such as Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder and Yellow Magic Orchestra, with African American music styles, including funk, electro, Chicago house and electric jazz. Added to this is the influence of futuristic and fictional themes relevant to life in American late capitalist society, with Alvin Toffler's book The Third Wave being a notable point of reference. Pioneering producer Juan Atkins cites Toffler's phrase "techno rebels" as inspiring him to use the word techno to describe the musical style he helped to create. This unique blend of influences aligns techno with the aesthetic referred to as afrofuturism. To producers such as Derrick May, the transference of spirit from the body to the machine is often a central preoccupation; essentially an expression of technological spirituality. In this manner: "techno dance music defeats what Adorno saw as the alienating effect of mechanisation on the modern consciousness".

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Even Deeper
4,675 plays, 49 followers

Seattle, Washington, United States

Electronica, Techno, Experimental


Eftos
2,119 plays, 14 followers

Kingdom of a thousand, Germany

Gothic, Techno, Ambient


Xxaion
55 plays, 1 followers

Pleasant Hill, United States

Techno


RKG456
15 plays, 1 followers

Charlotte, NC, United States

Techno, Alternative, Electronica


Devz Amitri
1 plays, 1 followers

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Techno


Technetium
0 plays, 1 followers

Seattle, United States

Techno


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