Techno (+ sub-genres)

::: TECHNO :::

regrette etcetera

::: BOOKS :::

Sicko, Dan. “Techno Rebels: The Renegades of Electronic Funk” 1999 (histories of Detroit techno)


::: Articles & Chapters :::


“tti… Speaks to Underground Resistance” The Thing Is… 20 OCT 2007 

Albiez, Sean “Post-soul futurama: African American cultural politics and early Detroit techno” European Journal of American Culture, Volume 24, Number 2, 19 August 2005, pp. 131-152(22)

Albiez, Sean.. “Post-soul futurama: African American cultural politics and early Detroit techno”. European Journal of American Culture Vol. 24, no. 2. 2005

Bachor, Claus. 1995. „Detroit.“ In Techno, ed. Phillipp Anz and Patrick Walder, 79-83. Zürich: Verlag Ricco Bilger.

Bahr, Xenia and Oliver Rossdeutscher. 1995. “No Rites: Techno-House in Hamburg”. Hamburg: Kellner

BEATE, PETER “Breaching the Divide: Techno City” (Berlin) in Peter Lang Poor, but sexy: reflections on Berlin scenes 

Chan, Seb. 1999. “Bubbling Acid: Sydney‘s Techno Underground.” In Australian Youth Subcultures: On the M and in the Mainstream, edited by Rob White. Hobart: ACYS Publications, 65-73.

Che, Deborah “Building the Beloved Community Through Techno Music Production in Detroit” Encounters and Engagements between Economic and Cultural Geography Vol. 104, 2012, pp 123-141

Collins, Karen. 2005. “Dead Channel Surfing: The commonalities between cyberpunk literature and industrial music” Popular Music 24(2), 165-178. 

Cosgrove, S. (1997) [1988] “Seventh City Techno: Dancing in Detroit” in Benson, R. (ed. ) NightFever: Club Writing in The Face 1980-1997 London and Basingstoke: Boxtree: 93-96

Coultas, Jimmy and Alun Johsnon. “Underground Resistance”.

Hitzler, Ronald & Pfadenhauer, Michaela. 2002. “Existential Strategies: The Making of Community and Politics the Techno/Rave Scene.” In Postmodern Existential Sociology, edited by Joseph Kotarba and John Johnson. 87-101.

Lipsitz, George. 2007. “”Techno: The Hidden History of Automation”.” In Footsteps In The Dark: The Hidden Histories of Popular Music, edited by None. Minneapolis: Univ of Minnesota Press, 238-62.

May, Beverly. 2006. “Techno.” In African American Music: An Introduction, ed. Mellonee V. Burnim and Portia K. Maultsky, 331-352. New York, London: Routledge.

McCUTCHEON, MARK A. “Techno, Frankenstein and copyright” Popular Music Vol. 26 Iss. 02, May 2007, pp 259-280 

Mueller, G. (2007). “Straight Up Detroit Shit”: Genre, Authenticity, and Appropriation in Detroit Ghettotech.” (thesis, 2007) 

Miller, Graham. 2005. “The Sound of The Third Wave: Science Fiction, Imaginary Machines and the Future of Techno” of T M.A. Thesis (Ethnomusicology), York University, Toronto

Nye, Sean “Minimal Understandings: The Berlin Decade, The Minimal Continuum, and Debates on the Legacy of German Techno” Journal of Popular Music Studies Vol. 25, Iss. 2, pages 154–184, June 2013 

Pope, Richard “Hooked on an Affect: Detroit Techno and Dystopian Digital Culture” DanceCult Vol 2, No 1 (2011)  

Richard and Kruger “Ravers’ Paradise?: German Youth Cultures in the 1990’s” in Tracey Skelton, Gill Valentine (ed.) Cool Places: Geographies of Youth Cultures

Robb, D. “Techno in Germany: Its Musical Origins and Cultural Relevance” gfl-journal, No. 2/2002

Scruggs, G. “Techno City: Race, Space and the DEMF” Spannered 2008 


Tausig, Ben. “Detroit Techno: Race, Agency, and Electronic Music in Post-Industrial Detroit.” Masters, University of Michigan, 2003.

Thülen, Sven von. 2007. “Underground Resistance: Interstellar Fugitives.” De:Bug Magazine, vol. 109 

Ueno, Toshiya. 2003. “Unlearning to Raver: Techno-Party as Contact Zone in Trans-Local Formations.” In The Subcultures Reader, edited by David Muggleton and Rupert Weinzierl. Oxford: Berg, 101-117. 

van Veen, Tobias C. “Vessels of Transfer: Allegories of Afrofuturism in Jeff Mills and Janelle Monáe” Dancecult Vol. 5, No. 2, 2013 

VECCHIOLA, C. “Submerge in Detroit: Techno’s Creative Response to Urban Crisis” Journal of American Studies Vol 45, Iss 01, 2011, pp 95-111 

Vecchiola, Carla. 2006. “Detroit’s rhythmic resistance: Electronic music and community pride”. Ph.D. Disserta (American Studies), University of Michigan.

Vitos, Botond. “Translocal connections and local simulations of techno” in: Giuffre, Liz and Spirou, Penny (eds.) Routes, Roots and Routines: Selected papers from the 2011 Australia/New Zealand IASPM Conference. Sydney, N.S.W.: International Association for the Study of Popular Music Australia New Zealand Branch, 2012: 25-33.

Walters, Wendy S.. 2006 “Blackness in Present Future Tense: Broadside Press, Motown Records, and Detroit Techno.” In New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement, ed. Lisa Gail Collins and Margo Natalie Crawford, 117-133. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press

Watten, Barrett “THE CONSTRUCTIVIST MOMENT: FROM EL LISSITZKY TO DETROIT TECHNO” Qui Parle Vol. 11, No. 1 (Fall/Winter 1997), pp. 57-100 

Williams “Black Secret Technology: Detroit Techno and the Information Age” in Nelson, Allondra et al. Technicolor: Race, Technology, and Everyday Life 

::: Techno docos :::

Bredow, Gary. 2006. High Tech Soul. USA: Plexi.

Detroit Techno & The Electronic Music Festival: Retrospective // Part 1: Birth of a Festival

underground resistance documentary

Modulations: A History of Dance Music

Universal Techno (1996)

Real Scenes: Detroit (2011)

Real Scenes: Berlin (2012)

“Free Tekno”

“Tekno – The Breath of the Monster ” by Andrea Zambelli

“Spiral Tribe” (bbc dance energy)

Maren Sextro, Holger Wick (dirs.) “We call it techno” 2008

Detroit: Techno City

“When I Sold My Soul to the Machine”

Sub Berlin -“The Story of Tresor”

LOVE IS THE MESSAGE (The Love Parade Documentary, 1995)

See also:

“Sounds Like Techno” (ABC 2003)


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