The word “techno” became a usage for the music in 80s and this was mainly used in conjunction with the music in parties and clubs. Techno music is a form of electronic music for dance, an idea that is said to have conceived in the mind of Detroit people. The electronic dance music can be broadly defined as the music genres produced for clubs, festivals and raves using a percussion music instrument. A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by striking or scraping using a beater or rubbed by hand.
Enough with the definition, now let us peek into the history. The Belleville Three are widely accepted as the individuals responsible for the origin of techno music in Detroit. Juan Atkins and his school friends Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson are known as the Belleville three since they studied in the same school – Belleville. Continue reading →