Tag: juan atkins

Party Report: Movement Detroit 2017

As we start the “warm up” festivities on Thursday at T.V. Lounge in Detroit, we are happily surprised how everyone is so welcoming and nice. Motor City, as everyone should know, is the birthplace of techno and even at 9pm, 7pm or whatever time of the night, we get some techno beats in the face and we love it. The venue is nothing fancy, the speakers look like they’re custom made, it looks more like a bar than a club but it has such a real feel to it, we enjoy the place very much. T.V Lounge is the Staple ... Read more

Tresor Announces FULL Lineup For 25 Year Festival Celebration

The first ever festival hosted by Berlin institution Tresor goes down over four colossal days, 21.–24 July. With a who’s who of electronic music history, 25 Years Tresor Festival is a synthesis of the essence of a quarter century of activities for the club and label that initiated Berlin’s Techno movement. Day 1 sees live performances of Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald as Borderland, DJ Pete & Sleeparchive as TR-101, Drexciya’s own Mr. Gerald Donald as Arpanet, Chain Reaction stalwart Vainqueur and long-time Tresor affiliate Mike Dehnert, as well as Thomas Fehlmann and Gudrun Gut, Madrid’s Psyk and ambient ... Read more

Top 10 Releases in March

Which records from this month are worth your money? Here are our top 10 releases in March for you, including new records from Satori, Ellen Allien, Recondite and Good Guy Mikesh, as well as a must-have compilation of the work of DMX Krew.  #10 Just Her ft. Kieran Fowkes – Let Myself Go EP | Constant Circles For the 7th instalment on the Constant Circles imprint, Kieran Fowkes hops in the studio again for Let Myself Go, a warm, deep affair with a focus on the excellent vocal work by Fowkes. [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/wearesoundspace/premiere-just-her-feat-kieran-fowkes-let-myself-go” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #09 Ed Davenport – Silver Walks ... Read more

The DJ List Accused of Racism By Techno Legend Juan Atkins

With the #Oscarssowhite controversy raging on, the issue of equal racial recognition have now permeated into the world of electronic music. Detroit techno legend Juan Atkins took to his Facebook page to voice an observation on how ‘The DJ List’, not to be confused with DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs (itself a frequent offender for lacking diversity, albeit mostly targeted toward a lack of female representation), features only 2 Black artists, occupying the 99 and 100 spots, respectively. Atkins mentions how ‘The DJ List’ top 100 does not include such seminal Black electronic artists as Derrick May or Jeff Mills or Kevin Saunderson, ... Read more

Legends of House Podcast By Orlando Voorn

In cooperation with the brand new Dutch HJCKD Artist Management, we continue our Masters Of House podcast series with none other than Dutch legend Orlando Voorn. Following Master Classes in House music from the likes of Paul Johnson, K’Alexi Shelby, and Mr. V, Orlando Voorn comes as a most welcome addition to the series. Largely considered the preeminent bond between the sounds of Detroit and Amsterdam, Voorn is considered one of the most original and ingenious producers, DJs , and remixers to ever come out of the Netherlands. Legends of House: Paul Johnson, K’Alexi Shelby, Mr. V Drawing his musical ... Read more

Interview: Stacey Pullen

An innovator from the second wave of Detroit techno, Stacey Pullen grew up under the mentorship of Detroit’s legendary three: Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. A skillful producer who values quality over quantity, Pullen made his name via collaborations with Chez Damier and Kevin Saunderson before setting about crafting his own style that bridged the gap between house and techno and led to 2001’s artist album ‘Todayisthetomorrowyouwerepromisedyesterday’. As a DJ, he has spent more than two decades playing everywhere from intimate sweatboxes to the biggest festivals, and was an early guest in the hallowed DJ-KiCKS and fabric. Stacey ... Read more

Model 500 (Juan Atkins) Announces New LP Due January 2015

Detroit techno godfather Juan Atkins has just announced a brand new album to be released under his Model 500 moniker called Digital Solutions, due to be released around January 2015. It will be the third Model 500 album after his last one, Mind And Body, which came out back in 1999, four years after his debut Deep Space. Although both previous albums were released on R&S records, Digital Solutions will be issued on Atkins’ own Metroplex label. Metroplex, founded back in 1985, has been the creative outlet for legendary tracks under his Model 500 name like ‘NO UFO’s’, ‘Future’ and lesser ... Read more