For many, their first foray EDM culture might begin with a simple Google search — "techno song without words. Believe it or not, that phrase is one of the more common search terms that brings people to MagneticMag. We have a pretty good idea on who that end user is. They are new to EDM, probably went out to a club last night, heard a DJ drop a song they loved, and they need to find it. But since electronic dance music has a much different cycle than other more traditional genres, it may not be on Spotify or Shazam especially unless the track is on the more commercial side of EDM. Now what do you do?
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In , the conjoined worlds of house and techno culture unequivocally transcended the underground. With artists like Bicep and Sasha attracting mainstream attention, and labels like dirtybird and Diynamic bringing in hoards of new fans, house and techno culture experienced what will likely be regarded as its most visible and fruitful year yet. Though genres rooted in decades-old traditions and structure, house and techno continued to evolve at a remarkable rate this year. One such example was the digital eruption of lo-fi house, a sub-genre driven on the back of YouTube algorithms, viral videos, and grainy, yet relentlessly catchy hooks.
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Techno is a genre of electronic dance music  that is characterized by a repetitive beat which is generally produced for use in a continuous DJ set. Artists may use electronic instruments such as drum machines , sequencers , and synthesizers , as well as digital audio workstations. Drum machines from the s such as Roland's TR and TR are highly prized, and software emulations of such retro instruments are popular. The term "techno" originated in Germany in the early s, but it was established as a name for a specific genre of electronic dance music produced in Detroit following the UK release of the compilation Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit. After the success of house music in a number of European countries, techno grew in popularity in the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Music journalists and fans of EDM are generally selective in their use of the term; so a clear distinction can be made between sometimes related but often qualitatively different styles, such as tech house and trance. Mojo refused to follow pre-established radio formats or playlists, and he promoted social and cultural awareness of the African American community.