This year marks not only the quarter-centennial anniversary of Miami's Winter Music Conference but also 25 years of Detroit techno, the seminal electronic dance music form that spawned the worldwide techno phenomenon. It was 25 years ago when a cohort of experimental young Detroit producers — Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson — pioneered the "techno" style, inspired by the early synthesizer sounds of European artists such as Kraftwerk, paralleling the birth of house... More >>>