I've been having a lot of conversations with folks who have been using the term "Techno" to describe electronic music in broad strokes. This is simply erroneous. A lot of them actually musicians. And a lot of them (musicians or not) have trouble explaining what kind of electronic music they like. I ask "Do you like deep house, breaks, glitch hop? What do you like?" Most struggle to articulate what they're hearing when they hear something they like.
I don't ever rag on people when they're confused about the difference between House and Techno, because they are quite similar to the untrained ear. And many people give vague and inaccurate descriptions as to why they're different. "right or wrong" just about everyone says something different. It took me a good while to even be able to describe the difference and articulate why a certain track falls in to techno or house.
If anyone is up for it, I have a couple of videos/links here for people to listen. Can you tell why they are techno or house? My description for the differences is in the spoilers tab.
As DJ sets go, these tracks aren't really meant to be listened to from the start by themselves. Feel free to skip ahead.