CULTURE: Techno in 80’s and 90’s

Techno is a form of electronic music that emerged in Detroit, USA  during  the mid-to-late 1980s.

Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of sub-genres have been built.

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The initial blueprint for techno developed during the mid-1980s in Belleville, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May (Known today as The Belleville Three), all of whom attended school together at Belleville High, with the addition of Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter and James Pennington.

Prehistory of Techno

Certain electro-disco and European synthpop productions share with techno a dependence on machine-generated dance rhythms, but such comparisons are not without contention.

Efforts to regress further into the past, in search of earlier antecedents, entails a further regression, to the sequenced electronic music of Raymond Scott, whose “The Rhythm Modulator,” “The Bass-Line Generator

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