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Techno Supremacy: A Brief Review

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s one of the most famous subjects in history, and right after that comes the question of the advent of techno.

There is much disagreement about when the genre was born, where it started, and who pioneered it. The search for these answers has initiated endless discussions that often go around in circles when the most relevant thing is not to name a country or a person as the absolute creator of techno but to understand the importance of its emergence in the world. electronic music industry.

What is tech? If for some it is only one of the dozens of styles that dance music offers today, the truth is that techno is part of the genesis of most of the genres we know today. It is part of the origin of electronic music and will certainly be so in its future, given the development that the genre continues to have. Techno, as its name suggests, is intimately linked to technology. It is music created from electronic instruments, mainly drum machines and synthesizers. Some of the most famous pieces of hardware are the Roland TR-808 and TR-909 drum machines and the TB-303 bassline generator and there are many others that fill the studios of most techno producers like the Korg machinery. One of the reasons this genre sounds extremely danceable is the way it’s constructed. Built around repetitive beats, the techno favors looping basslines and patterned percussion for the lead, with the other elements of the track developing from there. Techno introduced and immortalized the four-four time which has become the secret recipe for filling the dancefloor and in terms of tempo, the average range is 120 bpm to 150. The throbbing kick drums, hypnotic sequences and bass sounds found in so many genres today are the DNA of techno and what makes it so fascinating.

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