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An Effort To Bring Techno Home To Detroit04:53
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Kevin Saunderson, one of the founders of techno music in Detroit, performs at the main stage of Detroit's  Movement Electronic Music Festival in 2012. (scorchedearth/Flickr)
Kevin Saunderson, one of the founders of techno music in Detroit, performs at the main stage of Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival in 2012. (scorchedearth/Flickr)
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Techno music was born and raised in Detroit. The genre was created in the early '80s by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May. It was an underground scene in Detroit, but a few years later, Europe got wind of the music and it became mainstream overseas.

These days, techno music is still more popular in places like London and Berlin than it is Detroit, but as Emily Fox of Here & Now contributor Michigan Radio reports, that might be changing.

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  • Emily Fox, producer and host for Michigan Radio's Morning Edition and reporter for Stateside. She tweets @foxontheradio.

This segment aired on July 7, 2015.

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