Celebrated very year on December 9.
World Techno Day was probably celebrated for the first time in 2003.
The date was chosen as it was the birth date of Juan Atkins,
who is widely credited with being the originator of the term “techno music“.
World Techno Day was created by the Belleville Three, who were then composed of Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson who attended high school together in Belleville, Michigan.
Thought by many to be a new genre in the late 1980ies because rave parties began to infiltrate the mainstream.
But many genres of music or popculture first began in obscurity long before.
Simmering in a safe underground where experiments allowed it to grow and eventually bloom.