Juan Atkins drops by East London tonight for dollop’s mammoth Detroit Series series.
The techno progenitor (and, we’re still thrilled to say, recent FACT mixer) has a reputation that precedes him by a good half mile: if you’re not au fait with Model 500, The Belleville Three et al, you’ve got some serious techno scrubbing up to do. A new promotional video allows you to spend some face time with the legend, and very watchable it is too.
The self-styled “visionary of techno music extraordinaire” doesn’t go in for modesty, but he does prove a riveting tour guide as he takes you around the Submerge Techno museum. Topics up for discussion include humble beginnings, three decades of experience, changes in music distribution, and our very own little London city.