Dienstag, 18. März 2008

It ain't getting rootier


Since the beginning of the 1980s Juan Atkins stands out as one of the main protagonists of (early) Detroit techno, if not producer of one the first ever techno/electro tracks (Cybotron - Clear). Inspired by Alvin Toffler's book 'The Third Wave', Kraftwerk's visionary productions and Electrifying Mojo's Radio Show he created timeless masterpieces and blueprints to the Genre under the names Cybotron, Infiniti and (the here featured) Model 500.
No UFO's was the first release on his own legendary label Metroplex founded in 1985.
Derrick May another figure in early Detroit scene, who was living in Chicago at that time invited Juan over and told him to bring his records. The duo sold thousands of copies and No UFO's soon became a hit with Chicago mix shows like Hot Mix Five.
Later Metroplex singles like "Night Drive," "Interference" and "The Chase" also sold well and set the template for Detroit techno: moody and sublime machine music, inspired by the drone of automated factories and trips down the I-96 freeway late at night.


MODEL 500 - NO UFO'S 1985

1 Kommentar:

citinite hat gesagt…

I still get goosebumps when I play this. A classic that still kicks modern ass.