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  Detroit techno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Detroit techno is an early style of techno music originating from Detroit, Michigan, USA in the mid-1980s.
A distinguishing trait of Detroit techno is the use of analog synthesizers and early drum machines, notably the roland TR-909 for its production or, in later releases, the use of digital emulation to create the characteristic sounds of those machines.
The three individuals most closely associated with the birth of Detroit techno as a genre are the "Belleville Three"; Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Detroit_techno   (498 words)

 Techno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that became prominent in Detroit, Michigan during the mid-1980s with influences from electro, New Wave, Funk and futuristic fiction themes that were prevalent and relative to modern culture during the end of the Cold War in industrial America at that time.
The historical similarities between techno, jazz, and rock and roll, from a racial standpoint, are a point of contention among fans and musicians alike.
Techno is also very DJ-friendly, being mainly instrumental, and produced with the intention of being incorporated into continuous DJ sets wherein different compositions are played with very long, synchronized segues.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Techno_music   (1806 words)

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Techno, depending on whom one asks, has existed for approximately ten yearsit is not new music when compared with some music genres of the '90s: Lo-fi, Neo-Lounge, and Grunge, but it is music which has diversified and evolved considerably since its beginnings in the mid '80's.
Techno usually falls in the realm of 115-160 BPM There are of course exceptions to every one of these rules, but these guidelines seem to survive the "what about" test most of the time (Hilker and Behlendorf).
Techno is, finally, a thoroughly mediated music, from its continually recombinant musical genres and its constant (re)generation of new categories, labels, and self- definitions, to its circular processes of both resistance and acceptance.
music.hyperreal.org /library/fewerchur.txt   (3385 words)

 Permanent record (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
There’s no end-all definition of techno, but Jeff Mills, “The Wizard” (as he was once known on local radio) of Detroit techno’s Oz, comes pretty close with this blanket definition: “It’s the process of trying to describe something in the future (musically).
Techno is something to be experienced rather than simply heard, which may come as a surprise to some.
For years, Detroit techno fans and critics have been rehashing the story of how Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson — or the “Belleville Three” as they’re often called — turned Detroit into the epicenter of future funk.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/story.asp?id=4496   (1386 words)

 Detroit Techno Essay by Vanessa Castle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
In this essay, the term techno is used in reference to the electronic music genre born in Detroit in the early 1980's, a genre created by African-American youths in Detroit and popularised by white teenagers in Europe.
Detroit techno is a product of its environment, "It's the soundtrack to the decay of a city," states Detroit producer Blake Baxter.
The techno movement was instigated by the release of Juan Atkins' 'No UFOs' in 1985 under Model 500, a name he chose, "to be as unethnic as possible." The pioneers of this sound were three African-American youths Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May all from the suburb of Belleville.
homepages.ihug.co.nz /~castle/technocity.html   (1163 words)

 313 TM: Fuse In 2006
Detroit city officials are expected to announce later today that the reins for this year's Memorial Day techno festival have been handed to Ferndale-based electronic music event promoter Paxahau.
Last year's techno team, headed up by Detroit techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson, was given the green light to produce the festival in early May, giving them less than four weeks to announce the lineup and hype the event to out-of-town visitors.
Detroit techno pioneer Derrick May took over in 2003 and 2004, while fellow techno visionary Saunderson produced the festival in 2005.
313tm.blogspot.com /2006/03/fuse-in-2006.html   (317 words)

 The Michigan Daily Online
The eloquent and outlandish rhythms and transcendent themes of techno began in the nearby urban decay of Detroit - thanks to the imaginative use of technology by a small camp of artists of diverse backgrounds.
"Techno has been democratized to the point where anyone with the drive to record and release music can get noticed if he or she has talent and is bringing something new to the game," he said.
Detroit's techno legacy looks to glow even more brightly than in the past as Detroit's once mighty techno empires such as Plus 8 and Transmat return.
www.pub.umich.edu /daily/1999/apr/04-01-99/arts/arts3.html   (1408 words)

 Detroit travel guide - Wikitravel
Detroit, [1] Michigan has had a profound impact on the world – from the invention of the automobile to the Motown sound to Detroit technoDetroit continues to craft American and global culture.
Detroit is historically known as Motown (for "Motor Town"), as Henry Ford invented both the world's first mass produced car, the Model T, and the automated assembly line in the region.
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) - This is the largest airport in the area and located in Romulus, about 20 minutes west of the city proper located at the junction between I-275 and I-94.
wikitravel.org /en/Detroit   (2088 words)

 The Techno Primer
`Techno is a harder edge driven dance music that has the same rhythmic patterns as other house genres but uses a harder synthesizer and a harder sample' (Hosh Gureli), featuring mechanical beats and found sounds that range from apocalyptic sirens to sampled TV and movie dialogue.
The three heroes of Detroit Techno are Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May. The last one is the most pure and the most heroic.
It is similar to Detroit Techno due to the polyrhytmic layers, while the soundscapes were more rich.
phobos.plato.nl /e-primer/techno.htm   (835 words)

 The Detroit Historical Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Detroit Historical Museum makes history on January 18, 2003 when it opens an innovative new exhibit celebrating Techno, a unique style of music originated in Detroit rooted in electronic technology and a driving beat.
Techno: Detroit's Gift to the World is also the Detroit Historical Museum's first traveling exhibit in more than a decade.
These turntables used by Jeff Mills, a native Detroiter and one of the world's most popular Techno DJs, are on display as part of the Detroit Historical Museum's new Techno: Detroit's Gift to the World exhibit.
www.detroithistorical.org /news/pressreleases.asp?ID=45   (706 words)

 Detroit techno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The term Detroit techno refers to a style of techno music in the tradition of early (1985-1995) techno recordings from Detroit, Michigan, not necessarily indicating the music's geographic origin.
Detroit techno is described as a combination of Kraftwerk and George Clinton thrown into an elevator by legendary DJ/producer Derrick May. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_techno [Apr 2005]
Simply put, Detroit equals techno, and those who choose to delve into that field labor in the shadow of Detroit techno pioneers such as Derrick May and Juan Atkins, as well as second-generation producers like Carl Craig, Stacey Pullen, Jeff Mills, and the Underground Resistance crew.
www.jahsonic.com /DetroitTechno.html   (1832 words)

 Night Drive: A Bluffer’s Guide to Detroit Techno - Article - Stylus Magazine
The sound of classic Detroit Techno is eerily detached and mechanical (influenced by the city’s industrial roots, as well as by synthesizer-based music like Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, the B-52s, Prince, and New Order), but it is also smooth and soulful, making the music uplifting and dark all at once.
Working with several variations on the Detroit Techno blueprint, these early pioneers may take a bit more digging to find, but their output is every bit as important to the history of the scene and its place as a worldwide phenomenon.
Classic Detroit producers have touched on Latin rhythms over the years, most prominently Derrick May and Carl Craig, but with Los Hermanos, it is a genuine identity rather than a genre exercise—further proof that there are no boundaries or cultural barriers that a common love of great music can’t cross.
www.stylusmagazine.com /feature.php?ID=2221   (5743 words)

 Detroit goes 'techno' in world's biggest music event | csmonitor.com
DETROIT - The ground was shaking, but the guy in the cow costume and the red-and-white-striped Dr. Seuss hat seemed to be having a good time nonetheless.
Techno tourists wander through grungy streets looking in awe at seemingly unexceptional buildings that are known only for their role in the creation of the music.
Techno comes in many different forms, and is sometimes measured by the number of beats per second.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0528/p02s02-ussc.htm   (769 words)

 Detroit Techno News Archives - 3rd Detroit Electronic Music Festival
The third annual Detroit Electronic Music Festival scheduled Saturday, May 25th- Monday, May 27th is "celebrating electronic music - the world's most popular new music in the city of its origin." The first DEMF in 2000 drew over one million people from around the globe to dance on the city's waterfront.
The board members include Detroit dj's Juan Atkins, the "godfather of techno" and original member of the Belleville Three, Eddie Fowlkes, Kelli Hand, Mike Huckaby, Alan Oldham, Mike Grant and DJ Bone.
The Detroit Downtown Courtyard by Marriott is the Official Hotel of the DEMF 2002.
www.inmetrodetroit.com /music/detroit_techno/detroit_techno_freep9.htm   (1017 words)

 Salon Arts & Entertainment | Sharps & flats
The diverse sampling of artists on Planet E -- the label run by Detroit techno innovator Carl Craig -- proves that the techno aesthetic still thrives in the Motor City, where the music was pioneered by Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May and Juan Atkins in the late '80s.
The classic Detroit sound is loosely characterized by sparse instrumentation and limited vocals alongside a hybrid of electro, funk and dramatic deep house dance rhythms and melodies.
Detroit techno is still first and foremost about soul.
www.salon.com /ent/music/review/1999/10/20/planet_e   (603 words)

 The Detroit Historical Museum
With this in mind the Detroit Historical Museum has partnered with the originators of Techno to share the story of their music.
This groundbreaking exhibit will trace Techno's early beginning from its Detroit roots to its emergence as a global sensation.
Learn the straight story of how Juan Atkins, Eddie Fowlkes, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, four young men from metro Detroit, created and developed this electronic style of dance music and trace its early beginnings from local Detroit clubs to its emergence as a global sensation.
www.detroithistorical.org /promo-techno/index.asp   (157 words)

 Detroit Techno Militia Gains Ground in Belgium
Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 18, 2005 -- Alerts are on the rise due to Belgian DJ/Producer Dimitri Pike's enlistment to RECON:313, a division of the DETROIT TECHNO MILITIA (DTM).
Detroit Techno Militia is a grass roots collective on a mission to promote Detroit Electronic Music around the world.
Influenced heavily by Detroit's' techno history and spreading the gospel of techno to anyone who will listen.
www.emediawire.com /releases/2005/7/emw262433.htm   (574 words)

 Detroit and the dance (Metro Times Detroit)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Detroit techno, with all its acclaim, has never been an island unto itself.
If Detroit could be found guilty of anything, it’s the desire to somehow, miraculously, use machines to accentuate the soul that already permeated our atmosphere.
Detroit branded its own style, operating from the gut with the tools available at the moment.
www.metrotimes.com /editorial/story.asp?id=1821   (549 words)

 Movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Techno's postmodern renegades started their own independent labels, worked under aliases, and didn't show their faces on the artwork.
In the meantime, Detroit techno is permeating mainstream pop in the States.
Rolando, the Detroit DJ whose "Jaguar" was a global hit in 2000, will close the Memorial Day weekend event, performing the May 31 sunset slot to round out three days of electronic music at Hart Plaza.
www.movementfestival.com /news_inthenews.html   (3522 words)

 313 TM
Techno Brings People Together is an initiative to reunite people from all over the world with a passion for Detroit Techno and electronic music.
The main objective of 'Techno Brings People Together' is providing a platform for like-minded people to meet and exchange ideas, all of this with one clear objective: the advancement of global electronic music, with a substantial focus on Detroit Techno.
City of Detroit Chief Administrative Officer Lucius Vassar commended Chrysler Jeep Superstores and Motor City Dodge Dealers for their support of the event, saying Its good to see these two business associations that are a part of Detroits automotive heritage partnering with an event that has emerged from our citys rich music and cultural heritage.
313tm.blogspot.com   (1800 words)

 Mixmaster Morris | Music I Like | Detroit Techno | Carl Craig
Carl Craig is perhaps the most universally respected producer in the techno universe.
Of the Detroit pioneers he is arguably the only one to continue toinnovate and experiment through the last seven years.
There can no longer be any doubt that Detroit's Carl Craig is one of the most imaginative, skillfull dance producers on the planet.
www.southern.com /MMM/music/detroitechno/artists/craig.html   (245 words)

It started with a cover story called "Techno Rebels" in Urb and grew into a book proposal by the same name.
Techno Rebels was published by Billboard Books (an imprint of Watson-Guptill) in 1999.
Hi Techno, just stopping in to say hello and to give you the info for High Tech Soul for anyone who missed the sold out screening at Masonic in April.
www.techno-rebels.com   (301 words)

 Sounds Like Techno: Detroit Roots - Somewhere in Detroit
Unfortunately, Detroit is not a city that you would think of like New York or Chicago.
After the ’67 riots all of the big major companies who were in Detroit left, they moved to the suburbs.
Those residents who remained in Detroit were dehumanised and disempowered, as were the structures surrounding them, as the city could no longer sustain the office, transportation, and shopping needs of a city one-and-a-half times its size.
www2.abc.net.au /arts/soundsliketechno/html?SegID=3   (235 words)

 Detroit techno fest's future is cloudy -- again - 02/17/06 - The Detroit News Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
D etroit's problem-plagued techno music festival seems to have hit another speed bump on its way to what would be its seventh Memorial Day takeover of Hart Plaza.
On Friday, Detroit techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson, producer of last year's FUSE-in: Detroit's Electronic Movement, said he would not return to produce this year's event.
Movement producer Derrick May says a Memorial Day without the techno fest would be "unfortunate," but it would give the city "a chance to sit back, look at opportunities to make it better, and help make it a long-term event.
detnews.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060217/UPDATE/602170443/...   (884 words)

 From the Autobahn to I-94: The Origins of Detroit Techno and Chicago House: Pitchfork Feature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
One day (Detroit disco DJ legend) Ken Collier-- who was a friend of Knuckles-- and a couple of friends wanted to go see him play at the Warehouse and asked me to come along.
There was this one guy from Detroit who would book a hotel room in Chicago, hook up a video recorder to a stereo radio, and then record these six-hour tapes from the DJ shows on the radio and make cassette tapes out of them.
In Detroit you had Mojo [legendary Detroit radio DJ Electrifiyin' Mojo] on the radio who played Jimi Hendrix, the Gap Band, Parliament/Funkaldelic, and a lot of the European things, whereas folks in Chicago were more focused on disco.
pitchforkmedia.com /features/weekly/05-11-28-house-and-techno.shtml   (3238 words)

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