Techno music is genre of music that makes heavy use of studio effects, synthetic sound with fast beats. Techno music concentrates more on the beat rather then the lyrics or the other elements of a song. This music is a form of electronic dance music was prominent during the 1980s and was hugely popular in places like Detroit and Michigan in United States. The term techno music is derived from technology and the creation of this genre of music is largely credited to D.J. Ben Russell after he made appearances in Detroit radio. After getting success in Detroit radio as a new genre of music techno music, this music spread out and expanded to other areas and by the 1980s emerged worldwide. Often techno music is confused with terms like dance music and electronic music. Typical instruments used in techno music include sequencer, sampler, keyboard, drum machine and synthesizer.
The Belleville Three a group of men who attended college at that time primarily developed techno music. This group of friends who were also budding musicians found their inspiration from Midnight Funk Association a five hour late night radio program hosted on several Detroit radio stations. Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson were the members of The Belleville Three. Typically the music was made for clubs largely based on the underground style of music, but there was largely an urban take on the music. Techno music is purely electronic music intended for and dance; the music combines the sound of classic German electronic and a feel of urban American music. As stated earlier, this music emphasizes more on the beats of the instruments and machine sound of drum, synthesizers and other instruments.
The history of the origin of techno music can be traced to Detroit; in fact the music grew and gradually developed globally from there only. Originally the music developed when musicians made use of cheap electronic items and used them to bring out the kind of music that they love. Initially techno music was conceives as party music when the music was popularly played in radios stations, but gradually the music developed in its own genre worldwide. Several high school clubs such as Hardware, Beats, Snobbs, Weekends, Brats, Rumors and comrades contributed their own bit in making techno music popular. They developed and nurtured the dance music scene locally by creating music that was liked by club goers.
Techno music can be made in several ways; a compositional technique can be made and developed to suit the instruments that are being used. Traditional methods of music making are not applied for making techno music. Some of the most effective techno music is that which consists of cleverly mixed pattern of different types of music and instruments. Since techno music relies heavily in instruments, music makers have to be cautious about how the instruments are wired. If this is not done in the proper way the resulting music can have an impact on the music that has been created.
Article written by Kati Makat