Our Sound of Detroit range would be incomplete without this, the first release from techno pioneer Juan Atkins. The teenage Atkins loved European synthesiser groups such as Kraftwerk, but he didn’t think they were funky enough. Assisted by an older synth-obsessed Vietnam veteran named Rik Davis, Atkins took electronic music in a new direction and took his first step towards what became known worldwide as Detroit Techno.
Cybotron – Alleys Of Your Mind (Deep Space Records, 1981)
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