Paris – I Can Feel It [OMAGGIO-011]

From ”Tomorrow” and back to plus thirty years, more precisely in 1987, a teenager named Thomas Barnett released the track ”I Can Feel It” mixed by Juan Atkins, one of the first mix by who became the main DJ and producer from Thomas’s hometown, Detroit. Today ”I Can Feel It” is a very hard to find record that finally will be available for an official reissue via Omaggio.

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Paris – I Can Feel It [OMAGGIO-011]

Infiniti / Reel By Real – Techno Por Favor / Sundog [DETROIT001]

Two Detroit techno classics from Metroplex Records, by Juan Atkins and Martin Bonds. Re-mastered and repressed by the the music preservation society. Essential Detroit techno.

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Infiniti / Reel By Real – Techno Por Favor / Sundog [DETROIT001]

Infiniti By Juan Atkins – Skynet [TRESOR105]

Juan Atkins’ Infiniti project combines raw tactility and puristic elegance with Skynet, where slinking grooves mask chaotic frequencies and roughly-hewn structure.
Alongside fellow Detroit legend Terrence Dixon who appears on several tracks, Atkins exposes the life and emotion in machines, outputting a biomorphic atmosphere of industrial soul. The ongoing importance of this album is indisputable, essential both to techno and to Tresor.

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Infiniti By Juan Atkins – Skynet [TRESOR105]

Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald present Borderland – Angles [TRESOR296]

Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald – the two vital proponents of Detroit-Berlin axis, return to the mothership following their 2016 full length effort Transport. Angles is the result of a new conversation between the founding father of electronic music and his German counterpart. The serene source of captivating musical ideas that is Borderland, keeps on flowing and vibrating with subtle energy. Two versions form here a new set of studio-refined sequences. Both parts of “Concave” are the ungraspable manifestation of the wild quietness in which the duo finds itself. Predicting at once, possible outcomes for the craft of electronic sound, while respecting their profound origins.

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Juan Atkins & Moritz Von Oswald present Borderland – Angles [TRESOR296]

Frequency vs Atkins – Mind Merge LP [OUTA005]

One day back in end of the Eighties, a pair of friends began sharing a deep love for music, the music we have been supporting, playing and now, able to put it out for your listening pleasure: ‘Mind Merge LP’ is a beautiful quintessence of Detroit electro, funk and techno, partially blending with contemporary electronic contaminations and we believe it’ll be as timeless as many of their records before.

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Frequency vs Atkins – Mind Merge LP [OUTA005]

VA – Dreamy Harbor [TRESOR291]

When Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann stumbled into a former bank vault in East Berlin on March 13th 1991, he had little idea that the space he had unlocked would fast become one of Berlin’s most influential and enduring techno clubs. As Tresor celebrates its 25th anniversary with this work of artists from the US, Germany, China, France, Austria, Italy and the UK, it is worth dwelling on how the cultural conditions that birthed Detroit techno – economic neglect and broken industry – were mirrored by the disused bunkers and impromptu parties of post-unification East Berlin, where techno found new, vigorous expression. This record marks the spirit of those 25 years of creativity, a paean to the psychedelic music of Dimitri’s youth. From the signature magnetic soundscapes of Vainqueur to the dark textures of upcoming Beijing producer Shao; from Jon Hassell’s slow epicurean volutes, to the ritual auras of Marcelus and Claudia Anderson’s contributions; from the dub-infused pioneering programming of Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald, to Mønic’s enthralling cadences, it represents some of the old and new names that continually epitomise Tresor’s perennial spirit of ingenuity.

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VA – Dreamy Harbor [TRESOR291]

Interval 100 @ Cluj-Napoca, November 29 – December 4, 2016

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Interval 100 @ Cluj-Napoca, November 29 – December 4, 2016

Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland – Transport [TRESOR285]

To coincide with the twenty-fifth anniversary of Berlin club Tresor, Juan Atkins and Moritz Von Oswald have released a second Borderland album together. It begins in ominous mode, with the title track’s brooding bass tones casting a long, dark shadow, but the pair soon find a way to break away from the gloom with the mesmerising chords and heavy rhythm of “Lightyears” and the wonderfully spacey Detroit techno of “Riod”. Both “Odyssey” and “Merkur” push the tempo back down but keep an emphasis on hypnotic, woozy textures, snappy drums and jazzy tones, while “2600” shows that Van Oswald hasn’t lost his ability to craft dub-heavy, dreamy techno.

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Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland – Transport [TRESOR285]

Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland – Riod [TRESOR284]

Juan Atkins and Moritz von Oswald – the two indispensable protagonists of the Electric Garden – plug back into the wilderness. The result: a font from which springs serene and exhilarating musical ideas that vibrate with refined energy for sixty seconds in every minute.

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Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald present Borderland – Riod [TRESOR284]

Orlando Voorn – Gain Upwards (Remixes) [OUT015]

Gain Upwards from Orlando Voorn, part of Black Diamond double LP. From the twelve gems Voorn created for Out-ER, Gain Upwards is the cut we selected to be reinterpreted by Voorn’s long-standing friend Juan Atkins, dutch heavyweight ROD, Ostgut-Ton magician Efdemin and Inkblots and Raw Waxes label owner Haiku

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Orlando Voorn – Gain Upwards (Remixes) [OUT015]

Model 500 – Digital Solutions [MLP002]

‘Digital Solutions’ is a culmination of a 35 year relationship with music production for the mastermind behind Model 500, techno pioneer Juan Atkins. Marking the 30th Anniversary for the first label in a genre that has taken over on a global scale, Digital Solutions is only the second full length album ever to be released on the seminal cornerstone of dance music, Metroplex Records. Definitive Detroit is what the world has come to expect from Atkins, and this selection of tracks delivers just that. Exploring both electro and straight four on the floor, Digital Solutions gives a glimpse into what will be deemed a blueprint for the next 30 years. Model 500 and Metroplex welcome you to the future with Digital Solutions.

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Model 500 – Digital Solutions [MLP002]

Juan Atkins – Archiv #07 [TRESOR258]

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This winter Tresor dons hardhat and flashlight once again to exhume more lost treasures from its stated past. Under the guise of it’s own 10-year dormant Archiv Series comes a reissue EP straight from the heart of the club’s former Wertheim department store days, courtesy of long-time resident Juan Atkins.

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Juan Atkins – Archiv #07 [TRESOR258]

Juan Atkins – Electric Jungle [BM018]

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Recently unearthed are three unreleased tracks from the master creator of Techno Juan Atkins all Juan’s trade marks are here from the driving Oh La la to the of the wall Electric Jungle and the minimal Impulse. Three tracks that translated the restless musical developments from that era into musical outings from Juan Atkins as we haven’t heard from him before, capturing the ”zeitgeist” and fusing outside influences with his trademark Atkins sound.

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Juan Atkins – Electric Jungle [BM018]

Model 500 – Control / The Messenger [RS1202]

Juan Atkins returns to R&S on a Model 500 solo mission. The last Model 500 single enlisted the help of the live line up that includes Detroit techno royalty Mike Banks and UR alumni Mark Taylor, but this latest release is just Juan in the studio and back at his best. ‘Control’ is vintage Model 500, the classic electro that Atkins pretty much invented, with his treated vocals riding over the crisp rhythm programming, dark basslines and Detroit synths. ‘The Messenger’ on the flip is a moodier affair, with the liquid synths almost running away with themselves over the rough beats.

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Model 500 – Control / The Messenger [RS1202]