Why Does So Much People Think That Any Electronic Music Is Called Techno & Does It Bother You?

Techno is a genre of electronic music but it is not a term to describe all electronic music. I dont understand how people get it so wrong. O_o It kind of annoys me because its preventing me from finding out what real techno sounds like.

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3 Responses to Why Does So Much People Think That Any Electronic Music Is Called Techno & Does It Bother You?

  1. Charlie says:

    Yes. It frustrates the hell out of me. They think literally anything electronic with a beat is techno – and they are so wrong. The term techno was coined to describe a very specific type of electronic music, not all electronic music. Even people who think they know what techno means often get it confused with house, trance or other genres. Sorry Hughes B, but DJ Dean is not techno. Here are some proper examples….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFhhAg3Mb…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhMxAuD6j…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9pjQfh0Z…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL6Ry4Oru…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raaf7gnjx…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOBpo2oc4…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-EUkoxWG…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pCd4b1KG… Hughes B – Seeing as your email is disabled, I’ll reply here. I would describe the track you linked to as just general dance music. Certainly not techno. It has much more in common with trance than techno. Techno doesn’t use epic breakdowns, repeated vocal samples or just about any of the other sounds found in that track. While I don’t doubt your credentials at all, it seems you still might be confusing techno with other genres of electronic music in exactly the way that is mentioned in the question. If you’ve been telling your audience that DJ Dean is techno, then yes, I’m afraid you have been misleading them. Maybe that’s where part of the problem comes from. I wonder if someone like Jeff Mills would play DJ Dean on any of his shows? Somehow, I doubt it, because it isn’t techno.

  2. ḂṘḬḀṄṄḀ says:

    At least now they are getting used to the sounds. There was a time when EDM – or any electro sounding music was for people who used x only – according to most. I am happy there is a cross-over going on, which means that one day, people WILL know the difference between House and Techno or Trance and Dance. Want to know what real techno sounds like? Here,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRvKH3qoG…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKNeO5upd…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuQQJhCdI…

  3. Hivemind says:

    Yeah, it kind of annoys me, just how people say things like “I like pretty much anything except rap and country.”

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