Techno music is typically characterized by:
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.
Techno music first emerged in the 1970s and quickly evolved, spawning many subgenres.
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 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.