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Techno Music Guide: A Brief History of Techno Music

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 3 min read

Techno, a type of dance music performed with electronic instruments, evolved out of German electro-pop and American house music in the 1970s and 1980s. It has since gone on to inspire many forms of electronic music including EDM and dubstep.