Bleep Techno

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Bleep Techno is a sub genre of Techno / Electronic Dance Music that was established during the Breakdancing / Breakbeat days of the early Rave scene of Yorkshire (UK) in the late 1980s.

It is thought by many to be one of the first Electronic Dance Music subgenres to have kicked off in The UK.


Bleep Techno takes many of the rhythmic patterns of Acid House, combines those with the futuristic moods and minimalistic esthetics of Electro and Detroit Techno.

In contrast to the frequency modulations and distortions used in Acid House, Bleep Techno has unmodulated synth lines, giving it a "bleepy" sound. The sub-bass is massive and topped by just sparse melodies.

On to the early 1990s, and the scene went on to other genres like Breakbeat, Hardcore and Jungle. Bleep Techno affected the development of the early UK Rave scene and shaped the sound of British music, including younger styles like Dub Step and Grime.

A number of people credit the creation of this genre to classic artist Yellow Magic Orchestra, as well as to the city of Sheffield.

Classic Artists

Classic bleep artists would include;-