DJ Juan Atkins (aka Model 500)
At the dawn of the 1980s,
Juan Atkins began recording what stands as perhaps the most influential body of work in the field of techno. Exploring his vision of a futuristic music which welded the more cosmic side of Parliament funk with rigid computer synth-pop embodied by Kraftwerk, Atkins - as Cybotron, Model 500 and Infiniti - began to to release many classics of sublime Detroit techno. His productive path continues for 20 years along with collaborators such as Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson and influential projects like Deep Space Soundworks and his Metroplex Records. Recorded at P.S.1 on July 16, 2005.