Techno Music is Taking Over in 2014

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Techno music is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture. Here’s why you should start listening to techno music in 2014.

What is Techno?

Techno is a type of electronic dance music that emerged in the 1980s. It is characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat, often with distorted synthesizers or drum machines. The main goal of techno music is to create a feeling of space and ambience.

How did Techno Start?

Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the late 1980s. The early origins of the music can be traced back to Detroit, Michigan where a group of DJs and producers began experimenting with the sounds of earlier electronic music styles. These early pioneers created a unique sound that would eventually come to be known as techno.

What is the difference between Techno and other genres?

Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the mid-to-late 1980s. The first techno productions were characterized by a strong, repetitive 4/4 beat, often with protofunk or electro influences. Although techno’s roots are in Detroit, many producers have moved to Berlin since the early 1990s to take advantage of the city’s more open atmosphere.

Early techno was heavily influenced by Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder and Yellow Magic Orchestra, as well as Chicago house music. As the genre evolved, producers began to experiment with different styles, resulting in the development of subgenres such as acid techno, minimal techno and Detroit techno.

The top 10 techno songs of all time according to TimeOut magazine are:
1. Richie Hawtin – “Plastikman”
2. Derrick May – “Strings of Life”
3. Jeff Mills – “The Bells”
4. Joey Beltram – “Energy Flash”
5. Derrick Carter – “Do Your Thing”
6. Claude Young – “Noize 1-2-3-(301) 881-6888”
7. Chris Liebing – “Brainstorm”
8. Nathan Fake – “The Sky Was Pink (Holden Remix)”
9. Plump DJs – “Drifting Away ( Extension)”
10. Speedy J – “Pullover”

How can I get into Techno?

Techno music is a type of electronic dance music that originated in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s. It is characterized by a repetitive 4/4 beat and often has a industrial or robotic sound. Techno is one of the most popular genres of electronic music and has influenced genres such as house, trance, and Drum and Bass. If you’re interested in getting into techno, there are a few ways you can do so:

– One way to get into techno is to attend a techno music festival. Some of the most popular techno festivals include Berlin’s Love Parade, Amsterdam’s Dance Valley, and Detroit’s Movement Electronic Music Festival. Techno festivals are great places to see live performances and meet other people who are interested in the genre.

– Another way to get into techno is to listen to podcasts or radio shows that specialize in the genre. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the different subgenres of techno and find out which ones you like the best. Some popular podcasts include I ♥ Radio and ADE Radio.

– You can also find plenty of techno music online. Websites like Soundcloud and Mixcloud offer a wide variety of mixes and tracks that you can listen to for free. This is a great way to discover new artists and explore the genre at your own pace.

What are some of the best Techno festivals?

As Techno music becomes more and more popular, festivals dedicated to the genre are popping up all over the world. Here are some of the best Techno festivals of 2014:

-Ultra Music Festival (Miami, Florida, USA)
-Tomorrowland (Boom, Belgium)
-Electric Daisy Carnival (Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
-Sonic Mania (Tokyo, Japan)
-Mayday (Dortmund, Germany)
-Awakenings (Spaarnwoude, Netherlands)

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