‘Magic’ Juan Atkins invented techno, so that you might be one day be able to dance to it.
Juan was part of the infamous Belleville Three with Derrick May and Inner City’s Kevin Saunderson – the trio of precocious Detroit teenagers that are widely credited with creating the techno sound as we know it. Reprogramming the groove genetics of Prince and Parliament for a cyborg generation, Atkins’ sound has always been as funky as it has futuristic; whether taking the form of the classic electro sound or his harder, more intense techno batterings.
Model 500 live sees a four piece band – including Mad Mike Banks – recreating Juan’s compositions for your intense audio pleasure at Bloc’s first show at the new London venue.
Juan himself will methodically select slabs of heavy electronic wonder with tactical DJ support for the band. Remember kids; techno.