Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. In , the conjoined worlds of house and techno culture unequivocally transcended the underground. With artists like Bicep and Sasha attracting mainstream attention, and labels like dirtybird and Diynamic bringing in hoards of new fans, house and techno culture experienced what will likely be regarded as its most visible and fruitful year yet. Though genres rooted in decades-old traditions and structure, house and techno continued to evolve at a remarkable rate this year.
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Techno is a genre of electronic dance music  EDM that is characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat  which is generally produced for use in a continuous DJ set. Artists may use electronic instruments such as drum machines , sequencers , and synthesizers , as well as digital audio workstations. Drum machines from the s such as Roland's TR and TR are highly prized, and software emulations of such retro instruments are popular. Use of the term "techno" to refer to a type of electronic music originated in Germany in the early s.
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Your Lovin' Original Mix. Christian Smith. Phobos Original Mix. Space Perfekt Groove Recordings. Planet X Original Mix.
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