No pun intended, but europe has the best trance dj's (tiesto, corsten, sasha)
The only american techno I listen to is Crystal Method, they rock...
Heh heh... Yeah.. I meant _techno_ the genre...
There is of course the Detroit techno scene here in the US, but I'm not much into it.
I must concede that for .techno. I follow mostly what is going on in UK/Europe; though there is a small techno scene here spread thinly around the country.
It freaks me out when people give SF the nod for having at least some techno activity compared to .none. in most places. I think it is way dry out here, but then you travel elsewhere and go my goodness...
And if that isn't bad enough I'm also into the eccentric reaches of where electronic music goes... Also quite into microtonal music, and this stuff just isn't visible that much at all.
Ok... enough sillyness on genres of EDM and other such pontification as this isn't the topic; though interesting..
and Erikd... the cost of a 133MB download is not much considering the cost of vinyl. It is upwards of $12 a record (for 1-4tracks). Yuk! When I started it was $9 a record. Plus I am a sound quality nut, so its 224kbps encoded.
Must mention that your audio work sounded good too though it wasn't a particularly high bit rate source that I listened too.
For shorter d/l I have a recent track here:http://egr.egregious.net/egrv-01/
For a somewhat tech twist to all of this.. I am looking to get out a very expressive audio middleware product next year for game development and other apps.. I am currently on a working group with the MMA that is defining an open spec for interactive audio systems. http://www.iasig.org/wg/ixwg/index.shtml
My system will be able to do what it allows and a lot more such as real time synthesis, procedural audio.. You can kind of think of the system like programmable shading for graphics except you write "audio shaders".