Techno fan product for all Techno music lovers. More I Love Techno are also available. Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan in the mid to late 1980s. The first recorded use of the word techno, in reference to a genre of music, was in 1988. Many styles of techno now exist, but Detroit techno is seen as the foundation upon which a number of subgenres have been built.