|This article relies on references to primary sources. (October 2007)|
Rotterdam techno is a genre of hard techno. The genre is mostly only known in Japan, where genres often have different names compared to those of the Western dance music world. Typically, Rotterdam Techno features samples of British rock vocals and harder synths. The genre was born when a DJ overlaid a British rock band's vocals with hard synths that have come to exemplify Rotterdam Techno.
A notable example of Rotterdam Techno is "Utter" by King Dale from Hyper Techno Mission 3. Cities (such as Nagoya, the so-called techno capital of Japan due to its clubs and record stores) feature clubs where this kind of techno is played. Cafe Abime in Nagoya is one of the many clubs where Rotterdam Techno can be heard.²
Rotterdam Techno and Paco Paco
Paco Paco (パコパコ) is a style of dance that is associated with Rotterdam Techno in Japan, where girls gyrate on each other. This is similar to the style of dance (el pireo) done to Reggaeton style music, but it differs from el pireo as paco paco is only to be done by girls. Paco Paco is only danced to Rotterdam Techno, with the most common song again being "Utter" by King Dale.