Dance To A Literal Techno Machine Made With A Turntable

This mechanical DJ plays surprisingly good music

Techno music features repetitive electronic beats. To produce these sounds automatically, artist Graham Dunning turned to a piece of technology much older than techno: the turntable. He modified several discs, assigned different sounds to each one, and stacked them in layers to create a mechanical DJ. To see each individual component, check out the above video, which came to our attention via Boing Boing.

Dunning has put his "Mechanical Techno" project to work in live musical performances. See it in action below.