It doesn't take a musicologist to know that most electronic music songs are pretty long – They're made for the club, not the radio, so there's more time to build an idea. Whether you're talking about a mainstage anthem or some UK bassline, more than likely you'll be landing in the 4-6 minute range. Sure, we see a rapid-fire radio edit or quick hip-hoppy beat from the likes of Flying Lotus from time to time, but for the most part, producers in our world want to give you an experience far from a short-lengthed pop number.
There are some occurances, however, when this theme is stretched past the norm, into a realm that is all on in its own. Enter the techno producer. From Juan Atkins to Richie Hawtin, these artists have gained acclaimed in stretching the limits of sound design and track arrangement, providing us with tunes that blur the lines of what "can work" and when "enough's enough." Many of the genre's most influential productions have thrived in their mindblowing longeivity; tracks that slowly unfold and unravel, implode then come back to life, and all the while making us question, and listen in awe, to what the hell we are hearing.