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We will start with some benchmarks of techno history. Some benchmarks are:
1992: LA STYLE's commercial cop-out "James brown is dead;";
1991: LFO and their sound;
1990: ROBERT ARMANI's minimal-trax masterwork "circus bells;";
1987: silky detroit-souled "strings of life" of RHYTHIM IS RHYTHIM (featuring DERRICK MAY);
808 STATE'S 1988 single, "cubik;";
1984: NEW ORDER's coldwave 12" epic "blue monday;";
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA's spacey 1982 single "planet rock" (and all subsequent 'breakdance' music, now called 'electro');
1982: CYBOTRON (featuring JUAN ATKINS), and their darker, leaner, detroit-style 'techno bass' music (such as the 1983 single "clear");
THE HUMAN LEAGUE's glam/technopop masterpiece album "dare;";
1981: KRAFTWERK's techno-bible, "computer world" (KRAFTWERK's own history goes even further
back, to "trans-europe express" from 1977, "autobahn" from 1975, and experiments as far back as the late '60s!).

Although each of these were very important benchmarks in recent techno history, there has
been a lot of other music which could easily be called 'techno,' including:
'pop techno' of MOBY, ORBITAL, DEEP FOREST, THE
ORB, THE MOVEMENT, ENIGMA, BLACK BOX, INNER CITY,
THE KLF, and many others...

The early '90s the 'new beat' music of NITZER EBB, FRONT 242, and LORDS OF ACID...

The harder 'euro' techno of late '80s-early '90s UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE, JOEY BELTRAM, CYBERSONIK (featuring RICHIE HAWTIN and DAN BELL), belgium's R&S label, and german labels such as DISKO-B, HARTHOUSE, and PCP...

The seeds of jungle, in the music of MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO and the 'hardcore' of SHUT UP AND DANCE and REINFORCED...

The '80s industrial-dance music of PSYCHIC TV, COIL, and CHRIS & COSEY (all ex-members of the seminal '70s industrial group/cult
called THROBBING GRISTLE)...

The hi-nrg music of '80s gay dance clubs (whose more 'poppy' contingent included BRONSKI BEAT, THE COMMUNARDS, ERASURE, and belgium's ZYX label)...

The early-mid '80s chicago-style 'acid house' and 'acid trax' music of FRANKIE KNUCKLES, PHUTURE, FARLEY, ARMANDO, ADONIS, and chicago's TRAX & DANCEMANIA labels...

The innovative sampled music of the mid '80s band ART OF NOISE (named after RUSSOLO's 'art of noises'), which is still hard to categorize: some of it was techno/electro, some of it was pop, some
was R&B, some was ambient...

The first 'real' techno (so named) by detroiters DERRICK MAY & his TRANSMAT label, KEVIN SAUNDERSON & KMS, and JUAN ATKINS & METROPLEX (all starting around 1985-87);

A music informed both by ALVIN TOFFLER's 'future theory' and a crumbling city of faded glories and broken dreams...

The 'technopop' of the late '70s-mid '80s: PET SHOP BOYS, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, NEW ORDER, OMD, DAF, SECTION 25, HEAVEN 17, ULTRAVOX, YELLO, GARY NUMAN, DAVID BOWIE, YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA, and many others...

This is just some of the history of Techno music and I love it just because it makes me alive. I really picks me up and makes me happy. I do not need anything to enjoy Techno and it allows me to dance using my own real energy producing my own real natural high.