Juan Atkins - Live @ Mixmag Lab LDN 2015

The original pioneer of Detroit techno, one third of the Belleville three and responsible for some of the most iconic electronic funk of all time, the influence of Juan Atkins penetrates every techno artist that has ever set foot in a club.

2015 marks 35 years of Juan Atkins pioneering the development of a whole new of style of music, which evolved from abandoned warehouses in Detroit, into one of the most innovative and popular genres in the world today. Atkins put out his first record back in 1981 before going on to establish the first ever techno label Metroplex back in 1985 and began releasing under the legendary alias of Model 500. The label also went on to release countless classic material from greats such as Eddie 'Flashin' Fowlkes, Kevin Saunderson, and Anthony 'Shake' Shakir.