Techno has become more than a genre today. It’s all about taking you in the journey.
The term TECHNO referring to a type Electronic music originated in Germany in the 1980’s.
At the same time Detroit Techno came into the scene which included the first techno produced by the Detroit producers.
Following the Success of the house music, Techno grew in popularity in Germany, U.K, Netherlands & more.
Techno music represents dance music as it’s most focused and fat free, Just powerful with pumping machine Grooves & commanding synths, Sculpted to achieve maximum dance floor Hypnosis.
The Genre Techno Involves high energetic tracks typically varying from 130 to 150 Beats per minute. The sounds of techno are produced with High quality Synthesizers which includes Drum Machine, sequencer & Digital Audio Work station.
Techno Music Sub – Genres
Top music journalist and Hardcore fans of Techno are generally selective in their use of the Sub Genre Terms, based on my Understanding I have listed down the Sub genres.
Techno Music Genres
- Detroit Techno
- Minimal Techno
- Acid Techno
- Ambient & Dub Techno
- Hardcore Techno
- Tech House
- Intelligent Dance Music
Characteristics of Techno Music
Repetitive Dance Beats – The tempo of Techno music Ranges between 120 BPM (Beats per Minute) to 150. Techno Sounds are produced with the help of Synthesizers like NEXUS, TR-808 & TR-909. Majority of the producers use Vintage Synth to keep the Legacy of the sound moving. Yamaha DX-7 keyboard & KORG SQD1 are some of the Famous sequencers.
Composition Of Techno Sounds – Majority of the techno Sounds are produced with a repetitive drum beat with hard hitting kicks with Drum and Bass. Alongside the Synth sounds are added based on the Track momentums.
With a huge hit on the emerging Techno Sounds, Music festivals now have a dedicated Stage for Techno Artist and ravers.
According to the Techno ravers Techno music is all about taking you in the journey. It is taking you from a present state to Desired state where the ravers indulge themselves into the repetitive sound of the drum and bass with high energetic synth sounds which in return brigs high propulsion Atmosphere.
With so much Hype in the TECHNO Sounds many Artists irrespective of the facts that whether their Genre is techno are not, Many EDM artist include the techno tracks on their live set in the music festivals or the LIVE stream. Many of the Electro Dance Music Live stream entities such as Cercle, Beatport & many more have dedicated live shows based only on Techno sounds.
Most Renowned Techno Artist’s & Their Live Show’s.
Though every Artist has their own style and crowd pulling momentum, It is very hard to choose who’s the best from the rest. With the Latest trends & some of my personal favorites i have listed some of the best performing Artist with their mind blowing live sets from all across the globe.
BORIS BREJCHA ( Minimal Techno )
German born DJ/Producer describes his style as High Minimal Techno. Popularly know for his joker mask, Boris Brejcha’s combines his sound with the maximum variety which has no Peer. Consequently, he became the “exceptional Talent 2007 “in the electronic music magazine Raveline.de. With constant improvement in his every new track he shows his Audience how exciting Minimal Techno is. Some of his Latest tracks “Thunderstorm” & “Take it smart” has made tremors all across Techno Dance Scenes. Boris Brejcha is one my personal best Techno producer and live sets made me watch more of Techno. Lets take a look at some of his live sets.
BORIS BREJCHA LIVE AT TOMORROWLAND BELIGIUM 2018
I was just scrolling through my Youtube and i came across this Mind-blowing live set. I should say this is one of my personal best. Most of the tracks played here are from his album Thunderstorm. Though this live set is from 2018 am pretty sure all these sounds have set tremors for next big thing in Techno.
Known for his high energetic Kicks & High hats, Adam Beyer is a Swedish DJ/Producer & he is also the owner of Label record named Drumcode Records. He is one of the Emerging Dj producer who has set High Standards for his unique tunes and Drum kicks. His remix “Space date” are played one of the most renowned DJ’s bringing him as one of the best emerging producer from Sweden.
ADAM BAYER LIVE AT THE THEATER ANTIQUE DE LUGDUNUM IN LYON, FRANCE FOR CERCLE
CHARLOTTE DE WHITE
Bringing the Hard hitting Acid Techo sound’s, Charlotte de white is female belgian DJ producer and owner of Label KNTXT.
She started Dj’ing in 2010 directly experimenting with the Techno sounds. She won the Studio Brussel DJ contest in 2011. She later started touring by performing in most of the EDM festival in a dedicated Techno stage. Her performance in Tomorrowland made the Crowd go Bonkers with the Acid techno tunes. In her latest Hustle she streamed in collaboration with Formula 1 from the Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello racetrack, ahead of her “Formula EP”.
CHARLOTTE DE WHITE LIVE AT TOMORROWLAND 2018
Amelie Lens is a Belgian DJ/Producer and the owner of LENSKE Record Label. She started curating her own nights under the name Exhale. She was also a Resident DJ for many Belgian Clubs. She further showcased herself at the London’s fabric club and at Creamfields, OFFSonar, Dour and Extrema festivals. Lens gave her early work in fashion too along side Dj’ing. Her sets are mainly known for Acid & Tribal along with European Techno Sounds. One of my personal favourite live set of her is from Awakenings Amsterdam.
AMELIE LENS AT THE GASHOUDER FOR AWAKENINGS FESTIVAL 2020
AWAKENINGS Festival – A festival dedicated to the Techno Freaks
Organized since 1997, Awakenings is one of the Words most famous festivals purely Dedicated to techno scene. The parties here sometime have certain theme based on the Techno genre, Located in Amsterdam. All the Techno Artists from from the globe come here to deploy their High energetic techno Bass making it one of the most Highly Anticipated Techno festival in the world. In 2017, Awakenings’ 20th anniversary was celebrated with the publication of the book Awakenings, 20 years of techno.