Model 500 is an early alias of Juan Atkins, one of the three powerhouses behind the foundations of Detroit techno. As of 2008, Model 500 now includes Mike Banks, DJ Skurge and Mark Taylor. With his last LP coming out on Europe’s original techno imprint R&S Records in 1999, more recent Model 500 releases are now built on the solid foundations of all four members.
This new full-length album sees a return to Atkins’ own label founded in 1985, Metroplex, which has been releasing music for the majority of the 35 years Atkins has been active. Needless to say we were eager to hear Model 500’s return before its official release date on Monday.
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