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Style Guide: Techno Part 1 – History & Sound Design

Techno is more than a genre – it’s an institution. Combining the avant-garde electronica coming out of Europe with the underground radio station’s electric funk and post-disco influence, Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson began to create what is now known as early Detroit Techno.

Now, Techno’s countless sub genres and variants can all be traced back to the Belleville Three and in our latest Style Guide, James Wiltshire (Freemasons, Beyoncé) breaks down the history, the impact and the sound of one of electronic music’s most defining genres. You can watch part one above, and make sure you subscribe to our channel for more tutorials and live events.

MTMzMDU3NDAyMDUxMjgyOTU0Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins and Derrick May – The Belleville Three – are known as the
godfathers of techno 

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