So my education on the beginnings of electronic music is pretty incomplete. I really like Juan Atkins, Derrick Carter, Carl Craig, Mark Farina, Bizarre Inc, 808 State, Gene Hunt, etc etc etc. But I feel like there is a ton that I am missing. So please direct me to your favorite DJs/groups and their songs/albums that I need to check out. I don't care whether you danced to these songs on Ibiza in 1988 or heard them after the fact. I just want to understand the bigger picture and the evolution of this kind of stuff.
If it helps (genrewise), I tend to gravitate Detroit techno and house/acid house. But I am terrible with the genre distinctions and names and could do with some educating on that as well.
Thanks for your help.