Although not a fan of the category "techno" I do think that it is actually more about music than most other genres. The reason being most others have an emphasis on just lyrics. That and classical is really the most pure form of music, one just being the natural evolution of the other. One can of course argue about the quality of the former, but luckily there's a lot of great subgenre that isnt just put together quickly through loops only. A favourite of mine right now has to be deep house. The low and high keys mashed together makes for quite the varied listening experience. You guys should check out zhu. In the more uplifting area, autograf. Is a damn fine artist.