Sums up most pretty rhythms.
From the originators Saunderson, May & Atkins
|> Edited By [Edits] – Juan*Written-By, Producer, Mixed By – Mayday||5:36|
|> Mixed By – Master ReeseProducer – Blake BaxterWritten-By – Baxter||5:36|
|A3||–Eddie “Flashin’” Fowkes*|
|> Mixed By – Magic Juan*Producer, Mixed By – Eddie “Flashin’” FowkesWritten-By – Fowkes||5:41|
|> Mixed By – Master ReeseProducer – Kevin SaundersonWritten-By – Saunderson||6:36|
|B1||–Members Of The House|
|> Engineer – Rufus HarrisMixed By, Edited By – The Cutting Board Inc.Producer – Don Davis (2)Written-By – Banus, Merriweather, Harris, Weatherspoon||5:56|
|B2||–A Tongue & D Groove|
|> Edited By [Edits] – StoneyMixed By – MaydayProducer – A Tongue, D GrooveWritten-By – Tongue, Groove||6:55|
|> Mixed By – Master ReeseProducer – Kevin SaundersonWritten-By – Baxter, Saunderson*||6:09|
|> Mixed By – Magic JuanProducer – Juan AtkinsWritten-By – Atkins||7:20|
|C1||–Inner-City* Featuring Kevin Saunderson|
|> Mixed By – Magic JuanProducer, Featuring – Kevin SaundersonVocals – ParisWritten-By – Forest, Pennington, Saunderson*||7:39|
|> Edited By [Edits] – JuanMixed By – MaydayProducer – Blake BaxterWritten-By – Baxter||7:02|
|> Mixed By – A Tongue, ShakirProducer – Anthony ShakirWritten-By – Shakir||5:20|
|> Mixed By – Master ReeseProducer – MaydayVocals – Blake BaxterWritten-By – Baxter, Mayday||6:05|
|> DJ Mix [Megamix] – Magic Juan*, Mayday||13:49|
As early as 1985 Magic Juan Atkins under the name Model 500 was recording and releasing quite primitive techno tracks. Great early video.
Apart from his producing and remixing work with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson in 1987 I didn’t hear of Juan’s Model 500 project until three years after No UFO’s when he released the brilliant The Chase.
Juan Atkins releases as Model 500 carried on until 2012 getting more and more electronic and for me personally it all became a bit heavy but I know he has retained a big following.
Carl Craigs BFC - Galaxy
My Techno claim to fame is seeing Dave Clarke almost weekly through 1988 at Riks Records in Portslade he’s not my cup of tea musically and would never have dreamed who would go on to be ‘The Baron of Techno’ (named by John Peel). Good luck to him.
I agree. Have seen him quite often around 2000 at dancevalley, lowlands etc. On each occasion mostly a big box of noise. But that double cd “world service”, just wow. When I heard the radiohead remix on cd2 in the record shop I simply had to buy it.
There were those club nights that you just wanted to rave". There were other club nights you’d rather just listen. Ralph Lawson was a treat when I caught a few nights at Leeds Back to Basics" between 1998 to 2002…
Some tech house big room belters he would spin.
Within context. Techno was always a chill out genre.
If you are interested in the origins of this genre and have a spare hour then this is an interesting discussion or if you can still get a hold of it the BBC documentary on House music from last year was also very good.
An English twist on the Detroit sound from the excellent Altern 8
Early Shades of Rhythm