I maybe missing something, but how is adding songs to a specific tag a LOT of work, as you have already done the rating, but only need to add the 'genre' tag?
I would find it rather simple and straight forward:
1) Make a genre-specific smart playlist or use the general search filter to find 'techno' songs
2) Select all
3) Open the ´Display My Tag configuration window' from the right -> click 'techno' tick box from the menu (or add it).
4) You're good to go using the track filter...