Techno, Techno! The term techno when used in reference to music doesn’t refer to the genre that I thought it was a label for, or at least it doesn’t anymore at least. It seems that anything with a BPM of over 120 that uses fairly obvious synthesised tones is now described as techno, and by that definition, half the songs in the charts at the moment are of the genre! The problem I have is twofold when talking about techno: firstly, it isn’t my first choice of musical style by any means – I’m a fan of minimal, house, progressive, DnB, and Dubstep (pretty much anything that isn’t techno, actually; secondly, even if I did enjoy this music in a big way, I wouldn’t know whether the term techno would even be the right categorisation for them. Either way, I have a construct in my head about what techno music actually is, and I’m going to use this construct to come up with an in-no-particular-order list of songs that I particularly enjoy that straddle the no-man’s land between dance, house and techno, often being neither one nor the other fully, but possessing characteristics of any three or even all of the aforementioned genres. Sit tight, you may be about to see a strange mix of songs and genres here.