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Juan Atkins: Bloc08 set

Magic Juan

The Model 500 originator and member of the fabled Belleville Three alongside Kevin ‘Inner City’ Saunderson and  Derrick ‘Strings Of Life’ May, Juan Atkins essentially built the foundations on which 99.9% of all modern techno has been built on, as well as inventing the word ‘techno’. Giving Bloc 2008 the history lesson it deserved, the high priest of techno smashed out this tight, pacey selection of Motor City classics including Red Planet’s evergreen ‘Stardancer’. Oh the memories.