Derrick May used high-tech soul to describe at least his own music. He didn’t agree with Atkins’ techno, especially since that was similar to what horny Florida rappers called themselves, possessing only a Roland 808 and toilet rhymes. The result is well-known: Derrick hold onto his own opinion, while the whole world now knows about techno. An hour-long story about the abandoned city, the root of all troubles, inspiration, the first techno club and all the key figures of the first, second, and third waves of music in Motor City. Watch this documentary

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Just like the entire family of the first acid genres, acid house, acid trance, and acid techno tracks are based around the sounds of the TB-303 bass synthesiser. Often its gurgles play the role of both the leading melody and the bass part, though with some differences. In acid techno, for example, it’s a distorted roar of acid sequences with the blood-pumping rhythm at a speed of 130 to 150 BPM invariably with the noisy percussion. Here is an example — a 100% acid techno mix

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George Palladev

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