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The hypnotic techno in particular is an aesthetic which emerged from Detroit and Säcko’s minimalism, “coloured” then by bands such as Basic Channel, to get more atmospheric later mainly thanks to the Italian school, which brought it into the chill-out culture. The hypnosis is basically induced by a constant repetition, sometimes stripped down at its core, sometimes intensified by textures, spirals and/or kinematics made of deep melodies, walking in a very narrow path with sound design. The deep beat – mono- or polyrhythmic & usually without snare – contributes to the immersion.

EXAMPLES:

Original hypnotic techno: “an alienating repetition” ➞ Robert Hood – Minus [Tresor, 1994]

Italian hypnotic techno: “a relaxing repetition” ➞ Voices from the Lake – Velo di Maya [The Bunker NY, 2014]

A typical contemporary hypnotic techno mix: Claudio PRC @ HÖR BERLIN 2020

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