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DJ Music from StreamingDjs - Techno
Techno

Decade

'80

Num. DJs

18

QUOTE

"That's how we party."


AUTHOR

Jeff Mills



QUOTE

"That's how we party."


AUTHOR

Jeff Mills



DESCRIPTION

The first recorded use of the word techno, in reference to a genre of music, was in 1988. The initial take on techno arose from the melding of European electronic music by artists such as Kraftwerk with African American music including funk, electro, Chicago house and electric jazz. Added to this is the influence of futuristic and fictional themes that are relevant to life in American late capitalist society—particularly the book The Third Wave by Alvin Toffler. 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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SUBGENRES

Ambient techno, Tech- Step,Tech house, Tech Trance..


FIGURES

Juan Atkins, derrick May, Jeff Mills, Carl Craig...


FROM

The 80s


DJ Music from StreamingDjs - Techno
Techno

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