Techno music is a form of electronic dance music that came of age in the late 1980s and 1990s. While some forms of dance music rely on live instruments (such as disco and early R&B), techno is created using electronic instruments. These include synthesizers like the Roland TB-303 and drum machines like the Roland TR-808. - Techno a genre of electronic music that has a signature four-on-the-floor beat usually between 120 to 150 beats per minute (BPM).
Techno traces its roots to German electro-pop acts such as Kraftwerk, but the genre distinguished itself in American cities like New York, Detroit, and Chicago. In America, techno picked up elements of house music (particularly Chicago house), electro, and synth-pop.