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


 

Events

01.10.14 - Movement

Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

02.10.14 - Movement

Virgin Mobil Corona Theatre, Montreal, OC, USA

03.10.14 - Movement

Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, USA

04.10.14 - Movement

St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI, USA

06.10.14 - Movement

Double Door, Chicago, IL, USA

07.10.14 - Movement

Metro, Chicago, IL, USA

08.10.14 - Movement

First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA

10.10.14 - Movement

Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA

11.10.14 - Movement

In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

14.10.14 - Movement

The Showbox, Seattle, WA, USA

15.10.14 - Movement

Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada

16.10.14 - Movement

Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, USA

21.10.14 - Movement

The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA, USA

22.10.14 - Movement

The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA, USA

23.10.14 - Movement

The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA, USA

29.10.14 - Movement

Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany

30.10.14 - Movement

Gebaude 9, Cologne, Germany

31.10.14 - Movement

Catch TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Amsterdam

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