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75 Responses to “Do you know anything about Techno? Watch.”

  1. spacedoggy says:

    that was… something.

  2. PhosPhorious says:

    Ketamine helps. . . . 

  3. agrovista says:

    This is like Ross on friends “music”

  4. grumble-bum says:

    I clearly went about this whole thing the wrong way.

  5. Rider says:

    Poor guy had no clue his over the top performance would be overshadowed by a 1980’s Micheal Post track being used by mistake.

  6. keighvin says:

    Fanny pack FTW @ 1:15.

  7. Wow, that’s the best Techno ever! Hey it’s James from Twin Peaks!
    That is techno music I suppose, if you consider Yello and such to be techno music..

  8. mindfu says:

    God, that two minutes alone was just unwatchable.

  9. mikei says:

    Wow.  It gets better.  Much, much better… http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114845/plotsummary

  10. madopal says:

    This is the reason anything danceable in the 90s was “techno,” isn’t it?  All the bros watched this movie to figure out what all this “rave” nonsense was about.

    Oh, and the generic “CG demo” patch set makes it.  It’s like Jan Hammer is the KING of techno.

  11. Always worth posting. http://techno.org/electronic-music-guide/

  12. Bookburn says:

    Great.  And I suppose there is no way to “unknow” that is there?

  13. Loafer says:

    Since when did the 90’s start looking like the 80’s ?

    • Trevour says:

      It definitely looks like the ’90s, but that music sounds terribly dated, even for 1996.

    • Jonathan Donald says:

       That soundtrack was from 1984. The producer had heard Herbie Hancock’s RockIt once, at a *very* cool (and edgy) party. The real mind-blowing thing about this scene seems to go over most people’s heads – that this is really about time travel….

  14. Larry OBrien says:

    Yes!  Yes!!  We’re nocturnal vinyl consuming something or others!!

  15. Trevour says:

    Actual techno music in 1996 (and years prior) sounded a TAD better than this. Somebody on the production crew was out of touch.

  16. Rickenbacker4001 says:

    I Forwarded this to our engineers in Chennai.
    They replied, “White folk”

  17. Bill Farrar says:

    Vibrations is Legend! That movie was passed around the Breakcore scene for years! 

  18. Andrew Gowland says:

    I watched the film… its musically hilarious because they have actual 90’s bands like 808 state and sven vath lined up with this music which bears no relation to techno… then there’s the cyberstorm bits… shudder inducing buttock clenchingly bad

  19. Marko Raos says:

    Hollywood, as always, is squarely right on top of any new trend that comes along.

  20. flickerKuu says:

    So much win here. Honestly I got more entertainment out of that then some of the “top” DJ’s I’ve seen. I love the fact he blew off the Turntables and completely blew our minds with a synth. Reminds me of how I became addicted to techno.   In college we got the newest technology, “Cable Radio” and as a joke we would have “beer and techno” parties. None of us liked “techno” it was silly right? No words, beeps and stuff as music. Stupid right? We danced around pounding beer as good college kids did and turned to the techno station. We aren’t sure what happened but suddenly we woke up and were techno-heads. Some of us became great DJ’s some of us became VJ’s. It was like a virus, before we knew it we liked the stuff. In reality we never really listened to techno. Too minimalist. What we were listening to would be considered house at the time. Point is, it got under our skin and controlled our minds. That’s the point of this PSA right?

  21. irksome says:

    Well, if by “techno” you mean “gay-porn soundtrack”…

  22. jody says:

    I cannot unsee that.

  23. sorted says:

    oh… my… word…

  24. Stjohn says:

    “No really, Stock Aitken Waterman tracks are all techno!  You can hear it in Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Kylie Minogue, Bananarama, and Dead Or Alive!”

  25. timquinn says:

    You guys complain that Van Gogh’s skies are the wrong color, right?

  26. darladoon says:

    This would have made a lot more sense if it was released in ’86, not ’96

  27. Mister44 says:

    That wasn’t techno. This is techno. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKduhUXa0rg (the video is rubbish, but I’ve loved the song for years.)

    Though the beginning part DID sound a little like late 80’s KMFDM

    • darladoon says:

      it appears a lot of people here don’t really know what techno is

      this is *not* techno

      if you want a sure bet, it’s pretty much gonna be from detroit (for starters)

      and if not detroit, then probably somewhere in germany (see: basic channel)

      • Wreckrob8 says:

        So you discount harder styles from the Netherlands and Italy as techno?

        • darladoon says:

          I do

          Like I said, it if ain’t from detroit or germany, it probably isn’t techno

          Yes, there is some icy scandinavian techno (like vladislav delay) or some chicago and jersey guys who cross over (like dj traxx or dj qu or dj jus ed) but more often than not,  real techno comes from germany or the US of A

  28. occult control says:


  29. That ain’t “techno”! More like Jan Hammer scoring Miami Vice circa 1984!

  30. Bucket says:

    Do you know anything about techno? No? Good, neither does El Guapo.

  31. creamneuron says:

    Hilarious discussion!
    Let me throw in – This is techno, as the songtitle proofs:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kfpCH14xV4And:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0uTHzB51u8

  32. OtherMichael says:

    Is the vibe going? Is it maintained with a trance-inducing bass? Are your cosmic nerve-endings telling you what to do? Then it is techno.

  33. That totally wanted to segue into the Miami Vice theme.

  34. Deidzoeb says:

    That’s not Dubstep, that’s Brostep.

    That’s not Techno, that’s Electro.

    That’s not House, that’s Neo Soul.

    That’s not Rock, that’s Motown.

    That’s not Jazz, that’s Bebop.

    That’s not Blues, that’s Boogie-Woogie.

    Shut up and dance.