In thinking about yesterday's post and the difficulty that can sometimes arise with trying to classify things, I started to think about defining techno. Hmmm. A hard kick at around 120 bpm, is that the definition? Is it the sounds that are used? That led me to think about the history of techno which inevidably led me to its originator. That man on the left is Juan Atkins who, as legend has it, first used the word techno to define his own music. As I went back and listened to my favorite tunes of his I realized that they fell far outside the traditional bounds of techno. His rhythms are complex and in the second track he uses vocals extensively.
So much for boundries...
Model 500 - The Chase (Smooth Mix)
Model 500 - The Flow