PLAYLIST: THE ORIGINS OF TECHNO MUSIC, FIRST WAVE
Artists: Cybotron, Eddie “Flashin” Fowlkes, Channel One, Kreem, Model 500, Suburban Knight, Blake Baxter, Inner City, Members Of The House, Rythim Is Rhytim, M-D-Emm, R-Tyme, K.Alexi Shelby
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno in reference to a specific genre of music was in 1988. Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of subgenres have been built.
Stylistically, techno is generally repetitive instrumental music, oftentimes produced for use in a continuous DJ set. The central rhythmic componentis most often in common time (4/4), where time is marked with a bass drum on each quarter note pulse, a backbeat played by snare or clap on the second and fourth pulses of the bar, and an open hi-hat sounding every second eighth note. The tempo tends to vary between approximately 120 to 150 beats per minute (bpm), depending on the style of techno. The creative use of music production technology, such as drum machines,synthesizers, and digital audio workstations, is viewed as an important aspect of the music's aesthetic. Many producers use retro electronic musical devices to create what they consider to be an authentic techno sound. Drum machines from the 1980s such as Roland's TR-808 and TR-909 are highly prized, and software emulations of such retro technology are popular among techno producers.
The initial blueprint for techno developed during the mid-1980s in Belleville, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May (the so-called Belleville Three), all of whom attended school together at Belleville High, with the addition of Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter and James Pennington. By the close of the 1980s, the pioneers had recorded and released material under various guises: Atkins as Model 500, Flintstones, and Magic Juan; Fowlkes simply as Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes; Saunderson as Reeses, Keynotes, and Kaos; with May as Mayday, R-Tyme, and Rhythim Is Rhythim. There were also a number of joint ventures, the most commercially successful of which was Kevin Saunderson's group Inner City, which saw collaborations with Atkins, May, vocalist Paris Grey, and fellow DJs James Pennington and Arthur Forest.
From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_techno
Detroit techno is a type of techno music that generally includes the first techno productions by Detroit-based artists during the 1980s and early 1990s. Detroit has been cited as the birthplace of techno. Prominent Detroit techno artists include Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson. A distinguishing trait of Detroit techno is the use of analog synthesizers and early drum machines, particularly the Roland TR-909, or, in later releases, the use of digital emulation to create the characteristic sounds of those machines.
To say that Detroit techno was created as a reflection of the auto-industry as it was growing is false. The auto industry in Detroit had actually been shrinking at this time. The truth is, Techno was born in Detroit, but it had little to do with the auto industry and more to do with a diverse network of artists working in after hours night clubs.
Many early techno tracks had futuristic or robotic themes, although a notable exception to this trend was a single by Derrick May under his pseudonym Rhythim Is Rhythim, called "Strings of Life" (1987).
FOLLOW THIS LINK - HISTORICAL ITINERARY:
ACID HOUSE - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt98MSLOMjSn60Rmn7KYnzNHBgk0UwzGj
CHICAGO HOUSE - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt98MSLOMjSlu-kEyl-S7DGF2Q1V1sKsp
CYBOTRON - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybotron_(band)
INNER CITY - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inner_City_(band)
JUAN ATKINS - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Atkins
KEVIN SAUNDERSON - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Saunderson
BLAKE BAXTER - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake_Baxter
DERRICK MAY - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrick_May_(musician)
METROPLEX - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroplex_(record_label)
TRANSMAT - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmat
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