Techno (Music subgenre)
Techno is a Style of electronic music that emerged in the 1980s. It is characterized by its 4/4 time, its rhythm orientation and repetitive pattern.
Techno in Features
Music − Portrait | posted 09.06.2020
For the better part of a decade now, the Dekmantel imprint from Amsterdam is successfully squaring the circle as label, festival and promoter of several events: Connecting innovation and underground with a quality standard that is by now globally recognized without failing its aspirations. An end? Even in times of crisis far away. Soon the debut of upsammy will be released and this could already be the next big Dekmantel thing.
Music − Portrait | posted 03.03.2020
Kalahari Oyster Cult
The best of all possible worlds
Diving for pearls in the mud, tracking down rave classics from the nineties and working with producers for whom it doesn’t matter if the record ends up in the Beatport charts: Colin Volvert’s label Kalahari Oyster Cult mixes up the underground with its DIY ethos. We introduce the Amsterdam label and there is a mix of Rey Colino with mostly unreleased music.
Techno in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 18.05.2020
Strings Of Fear
Without Jensen Interceptor, the electro hype of the last few years would hardly have been justifiable. Now a new Vinyl 12" has been released.
Music − Review | posted 28.04.2020
San Francisco-based producer Sepehr has released a thoroughly inspiring debut album with »Shaytoon«.
Music − Review | posted 15.02.2016
In Techno, you learn that you can be both deep down and on the surface. Latest example: »Nonharmonic Beautifault« by Positive Centre.
Music − Review | posted 01.02.2016
Skee Mask loves electronic music. That becomes very clear, if you listen to his second album »Shred« on the Munich label Ilian Tape.
Music − Review | posted 10.11.2015
With his fifth record, Kangding Ray is once again targeting the techno-floor. However, this doesn’t mean that »Cory Arcane« is simple – it’s quite the opposite, considering that it’s much more complex than it seems.
Music − Review | posted 14.09.2015
When it comes to Avalon Emerson, you shouldn’t be thinking in clichés! Thankfully, there’s nothing dinky to be expected from the dinky producer.
Music − Review | posted 04.09.2015
On her debut »Discreet Desires«, producer Helena Hauff from Hamburg is working her way through club music’s history. Successfully so.
Music − Review | posted 08.06.2015
Crackpot-polyrhythmics, hickup-groove, hip hop from hell: Container doesn’t give a damn. Hence, Ren Schofield’s third record is called »LP« once again – and it’s racy, frenetic and awesome.
Music − Review | posted 14.01.2015
Food Plus Drugs (II)
Opal Tapes keeps flooding us with dusty, clanky house beats from across the ocean, as recently shown with Masks’ debut release »Food Plus Drugs (II)«.
Music − Review | posted 20.11.2014
Clubmusic has hardly ever been as deliberate as Objekt makes it. And yet, in the whole of its ten tracks, »Flatland« is as complex as it is danceable.
Music − Review | posted 18.11.2014
Moment Only EP
Bass Clef very much appreciates the history of techno. That’s also to be heard on his »Moment Only EP«, which has just been released on Sneaker Social Club.
Music − Review | posted 01.10.2014
»Punish, Honey« sounds like a musical reflection of Shinya Tsukamoto’s »Tetsuo«-films, held together by Vessel’s feel for composition and song structures.
Music − Review | posted 01.10.2014
The four tracks on Lukid‘s »Crawlers EP« for Liberation Technologies might be his best release, so far – and still, he can’t live up to everyone’s expectations.
Music − Review | posted 30.09.2014
Energy Flash 12"
»Energy Flash«, Joey Beltram’s ode to ecstasy, remains to be one of the most important artefacts of a sub-culture which so often is accused of lacking historical awareness.
Music − Review | posted 25.09.2014
When choosing his name, Moiré caught a piece of zeitgeist. Now, with his debut »Shelter«, he’s delivering the fitting soundtrack.
Music − Review | posted 09.09.2014
Linear S Decoded
On »Linear S Decoded«, SHXCXCHCXSH have wrapped up 13 tracks in a leitmotif and have thereby refined and intensified their dark, multicolored techno.
Music − Review | posted 27.08.2014
Music like an adventure: »Neptune’s Lair«, the debut by the two exceptional producers James Stinson and Gerald Donald is now being re-released.
Music − Review | posted 18.07.2014
The re-release of Donato Dozzy’s double LP »K« is an exemplary etude of dub-techno, but it even reaches far beyond. Attention! Strictly limited edition!
Music − Review | posted 09.05.2014
With his project Prostitutes, James Donadio is moving along the border between techno and noise. In addition, »Petit Cochon« is somewhat tribalesque.
Music − Review | posted 09.05.2014
IS (Is Superpowered)
Kyoka’s easy going and airy-fairy proto-techno, as presented on her record »IS«, is a great contribution to classic boys’-label Raster-Noton.
Music − Review | posted 27.02.2014
It doesn’t happen often that a techno-record really works as a conceptual album. The first place for 2014 has officially been taken. Sorry for everyone who’s still to follow.
Music − Review | posted 21.01.2014
Ren Schofield a.k.a. Container carves out a new niche by glueing together techno and noise. It’s an interesting approach that’s not fully followed through.
Music − Review | posted 05.11.2013
Nancy's Pantry 12"
Tessela has taken on quite a bit with his debut on the Belgian cult label R&S. The good news is: His rough sounds and his dry humor are succeeding yet again.
Music − Review | posted 30.08.2013
Helena Hauff und f’#x unveil their shared fascinatin for analogue sounds on their EP with music as charming as a pair of ripped jeans.
Music − Review | posted 08.08.2013
Under the name of Special Request, Paul Woolford is striking a new path: In 21 minutes running time, he hits us with a broad spectrum of musical varieties.
Music − Review | posted 30.04.2013
Hackney Parrot/Helter Skelter
Very good entertainment: Tessela has released a musically gripping yet humorous 12inch on his newly founded label Poly Kicks.
Music − Review | posted 15.02.2013
In contrast to his remarkable debut, Bandshell now moves away from his unconditional lust for sound-aesthetics with his second record.
Music − Review | posted 17.08.2012
Change In A Dynamic Environment Pt.3
After the glorious first part and the down-to-earth second one, the expectations for the finishing of Untold’s excursions couldn’t be much higher.
Music − Review | posted 12.07.2012
Change In A Dynamic Environment Pt. 2
Untold’s amazing surprises on the first part of his »Change In A Dynamic Environment«-trilogy fail to appear this time.
Music − Review | posted 27.06.2012
The flip side is just an exercise in style. Which is just fine, as the front side is filled with tracks that could well set the benchmark.
Music − Review | posted 18.04.2012
Orbital want to show they´re still the biggest Techno-Act in the UK. Unfortunately, »Wonky« isn´t much more than average.
Music − Review | posted 24.09.2011
The latest release on Spectrum Spools, the label for synth-music curated by John Elliot, is an unconventional attempt in the field of minimal techno.
Music − Review | posted 24.06.2020
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.
Music − Review | posted 20.07.2020
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.
Music − Review | posted 26.06.2020
The Finnish multi-instrumentalist Antti Vauhkonen releases playful music with his vinyl 10-inch »2«, released by Jazzaggression.
Music − List | posted 07.01.2021
10 All Time Favs
»Introducing« is the name of Aaron Frazer’s first solo album. As the drummer of Durand Jones & The Indications, however, he is by no means an unknown name. So musically it’s off to the sixties. He tells us what actually influenced him musically.
Music − Portrait | posted 12.11.2020
Riding the Wave
A powerful wave has already washed many treasures ashore. Seen in this way, the name fits, because the Belgian reissue label Tidal Waves searches for, discovers and publishes pearls of music history believed to be lost.