Get To Know Juan Atkins

Get To Know Juan Atkins

This Friday 17 January we have dance music pioneer Juan Atkins in the house for Sydney Festival, thumping out a two hour set alongside Movement (who will preview tracks from their next release), house dreamboats Softwar, bass duo Wordlife and Melbourne maverick Roland Tings. Part of the first wave of techno producers in Detroit, Atkins has been sculpting the musical landscape since his first release in 1980.

In preparation for the party, here are some of the Magic Juan's finest moments in chronological order.

CYBOTRON - ALLEYS OF YOUR MIND (1980)

Juan's earliest work recorded with Richard Davis. A new electro sound that took notes from George Clinton and Kraftwerk. The prototype.

CYBOTRON - TECHNO CITY (1984)

A futurist vision of the Motor City.

MODEL 500 - NO UFOS (1985)

Following the dissolve of Cybotron, Juan went solo under the Model 500 moniker. This is another immortal techno tune that was far ahead of its time.

INNER CITY - GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN'S REMIX) (1988)

A demonstration of his golden remix talent which were often credited as 'The Magic Juan' (great pun). Here he goes to town on this crossover feel good hit that stormed the UK and Europe.

MODEL 500 - THE CHASE (SMOOTH VERSION) (1989)

A stone cold classic with a more ethereal touch and Juan's trademark penetrating melodies.

MODEL 500 - STARLIGHT (1995)

Minimal techno that dives deep into a black hole. Sci-fi fantasy from his wonderful record Deep Space.

JUAN ATKINS AND MORITZ VON OSWALD - ELECTRIC DUB (2013)

Weaving dreams in collaboration with 90s German minimal legend Moritz Von Oswald. Enough to put you in a coma.

Click here for the full rundown of the Paradiso Town Hall event including ticket details.

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January 14, 2014 at 5:26pm in news


 

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