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Juan Atkins Revives Model 500 For First LP In 16 Years

The ‘Godfather of Techno’ will drop a new Model 500 album at the start of next year. 

Due to celebrate 35 years of making music in 2015, Detroit based electronic music pioneer Juan Atkins will don his Model 500 guise to release ‘Digital Solutions’ in January of next year. Released via his own Metroplex imprint, the nine track album will find Atkins operating solo save for some production work from sometime live contributor Mike Banks of Underground Resistance. ‘Digital Solutions’ will be Atkins’ first album as Model 500 since 1999’s ‘Mind And Body’ – although he has dropped two 12″s on R&S in recent years. As far as live dates are concerned, Atkins is so far set to be joined by Banks, DJ Skurge and Mark Taylor for shows in Australia and France – although don’t be surprised to see them add more gigs for 2015.

01. Encounter
02. Electric Night
03. Hi NRG
04. Standing In Tomorrow
05. Station
06. Storm
07. The Groove
08. Control
09. Digital Solutions

‘Digital Solutions’ is out January 2015  on Metroplex. 

via Resident Advisor