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How Minimal Techno Became My Choice Of Dance Genre

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How Minimal Techno Became My Choice Of Dance Genre

The first time I heard Plastikman’s Sheet One, it vibrated my aural synapses and it also became my first real connection with Minimal Techno Music. The endless loops and non-­musical sounds felt like something from an alien planet! Though I had always been into Minimal Classical Music Scene, what came out of other sub-genres of Minimal Music was clearly unexpected.

Not a lot of people find their vibe in this form of music, but once you are in the club, there is no turning back.

It really started with the techno boom which happened in Detroit in 90’s. Record labels such as Kompakt, Perlon, and Richie Hawtin's M­nus were the foremost explorers of this genre. Since 2000, it has left the shadows of Techno, and instead of being a sub-genre it is now a complete genre in itself. While the Techno scene moved further to focuse upon Break­bits, Minimal music turned towards a more profound and ‘wide frequency’ approach.

My suggestion to you would be to experience the complete albums as of whole and not limit yourself to individual songs. You can listen to some of the anthem’s from the following artists who are holding the beacon in the Minimal Techno Scene.

Robert Hood is clearly one producer who has been there and done that. His album of 1993 Minimal Nation created a massive buzz around the world.

Richie Hawtin ­ Sheet One is­ clearly the legend to look out for. The album which did the rounds of almost every dance chart in the world.

Daniel Bell,­ in 1991, started his own label, Accelerate, where he released a string of influential releases as DBX. He played with Richie Hawtin at Supersonic for continuous 3 years.

Jeff Mills is the finest mixer you'll ever come across in Minimal Techno. His album series of Waveform Transformation sets the best benchmark for any budding mixer.