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Album Review

Classics makes it all clear — here are the roots of later developments such as techno-funk, acid-house, rave and trance, most released years before the forms became popular. Spanning the years 1985 to 1990 (in roughly chronological order), tracks like "No UFOs," "Sound of Stereo, " "Night Drive" and "The Chase" form one of the most consistent, forward-looking discographies of the decade, alternately noisy and sublime.


Born: Detroit, MI

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

The source for most of Juan Atkins' prime material, Model 500 was the Detroit godfather's guise for over a decade. Beginning with the 1985 classic "No UFO's" and extending to the release of his first proper LP (1995's Deep Space), the alias made Atkins' reputation with ten singles for his own Metroplex Records and several others for the Belgian R&S label. The same year Deep Space dropped, R&S...
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