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The word 'techno' relates to a music genre which falls in the electronic music category. It's associated with the use of different technologically advanced music production instruments to make music with loops of beats and sounds. As techno music was developed mainly in Detroit, Michigan in the States; a majority of techno musicians come from the same community.

Techno artists and musicians have developed their own styles and patterns to electronic music. There are some notable musicians who are considered the best in the genre.

Best Techno Artists of all Time
  • Juan Atkins
  • Orbital
  • Kevin Saunderson
  • Blake Baxter
  • Carl Craig
  • Eddie "Flashin" Fowlkes
  • Chris Liebing
  • Adam Beyer
  • Slam
  • Inner City
  • TiĆ«sto
  • Luke Slater
  • Miss Djax
  • Diarmaid
  • Drumcell
  • Lucy
  • Marcel Detmen
  • Angel Costa
  • Tommy Four Seven
  • Nigel Richards
  • Laidback Luke
  • James Ruskin
These are some of the best techno artists from around the world. When techno music was in the developmental stage, it spread to many European nations such as Sweden, Finland, Germany, and the UK. Few notable techno artists from these countries are mentioned in the following.

List of Notable Techno Artists
  • John Acquaviva - Canada
  • The Advent - United Kingdom
  • Dave Angel - United Kingdom
  • Si Begg - United Kingdom
  • Daniel Bell - USA
  • Joey Beltram - USA
  • Octave One - USA
  • C. J. Bolland - Belgium
  • Frankie Bones - USA
  • Thomas Brinkmann - Germany
  • Basic Channel - Germany
  • Dave Clarke - United Kingdom
  • Carl Cox - United Kingdom
  • Kirk Degiorgio - United Kingdom
  • Vladislav Delay - Finland
  • The Black Dog - United Kingdom
  • Drexciya - USA
  • Darren Emerson - United Kingdom
  • Dominik Eulberg - Germany
  • A Guy Called Gerald - United Kingdom
  • Laurent Garnier - France
  • Jeff Mills - USA
  • Fred Giannelli - USA
  • Hardfloor - Germany
  • Richie Hawtin - Canada
  • DJ Hell - Germany
  • Robert Hood - USA
  • Ken Ishii - Japan
  • Speedy J - Netherlands
  • Alexander Kowalski - Germany
  • Cari Lekebusch - Sweden
  • LFO - United Kingdom
  • Derrick May - USA
  • Paulo Nascimento - Portugal
  • Kenny Larkin - USA
  • James Pennington - USA
  • Regis - United Kingdom
  • DJ Rush - USA
  • Slam - Scotland
  • Pan Sonic - Finland
  • 808 State - United Kingdom
  • Surgeon - United Kingdom
  • System 7 - United Kingdom
  • Keith Tucker - USA
  • Aphex Twin - United Kingdom
  • Umek - Slovenia
  • Underground Resistance (UR) - USA
  • Underworld - United Kingdom
  • Sven Vath - Germany
  • Ricardo Villalobos - Chile
  • Vitalic - France
  • Cristian Vogel - United Kingdom
  • Adam X - USA
  • Pacou - Germany
  • Ben Sims - United Kingdom
  • Derrick Carter - United Kingdom
  • Danny Tenaglia - USA
  • Cloude Young - USA
Best Techno Artists 2010
  • Alexey Kotlyar
  • Chris Dynasty
  • Peppelino
  • Tek-No-Bee
  • Omega Drive
  • Ivica Petak
  • D.A.V.E. The Drummer
  • Thermo
  • Wyrus
  • A.S.Y.S.
Note that this is an incomplete list of the most notable techno artists. There are many more which I may have excluded from this list. You are always welcome to comment regarding which ones I have missed out on. Techno has been further categorized into different types of modern electronic music. Today, many DJs around the world can create techno music using a variety of music software and relevant audio equipment. This has certainly opened newer avenues for different techno music genres to come into the picture. As a result, there are sub-genres of techno which have gained popularity such as acid techno, eurodance, tech trance, dub techno, ghettotech, and many similar ones. If you have the essential music production tools and facilities, even you can create techno music and songs and share it with other music enthusiasts over the web.