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Disc 1
01 03 :34
02
Model 500 Future
04 :53
03
Model 500 Starlight
06 :26
04 05 :20
05
Channel One Technicolor
06 :49
06
Model 500 The Chase
05 :41
07
Cybotron R9
05 :14
08
Infiniti Game One
05 :39
09 09 :40
10
Cybotron Cosmic Cars
04 :22
11
Model 500 I Wanna Be Free
06 :43
Disc 2
01
Cybotron Clear
04 :54
02
Cybotron Dreamaker
05 :44
03
In√ěniti feat. Juan Atkins Skyway
05 :55
04
Model 500 No UFO's
07 :03
05 06 :10
06
Model 500 Ocean to Ocean
05 :48
07 03 :49
08
Model 500 Off to Battle
06 :05
09
Cybotron Cosmic Raindance
04 :01
10
Model 500 The Flow
04 :17
11 05 :07
12
Model 500 The Passage
07 :29
ARTIST
TITLE
20 Years Metroplex: 1985-2005
FORMAT
2CD

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TRESOR 216CD TRESOR 216CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/5/2013

2015 digipack repress of the classic compilation gathering the essential works that marked Juan Atkins' career and changed the electronic landscape forever. Includes liner notes by Dan Sicko. Featured here are ground-breaking early works such as "Clear," "No UFO's," "The Chase," "The Passage" and "Off to Battle" -- electronic compositions that will always be counted as foundation blocks for a music/culture style that endures to the present day and on. Somewhere between Kraftwerk, Funkadelic and Depeche Mode, Juan Atkins delivered a new sound that changed the face of electronic music forever. For someone often referred to as "The Godfather of Techno," you'd think Juan Atkins would command more respect in the mainstream music industry. When you consider a career spanning over two decades and an influence too great to be properly measured, it's strange and almost troubling. Perhaps Cybotron's future-shock paranoia was merely ahead of its time. Juan doesn't often acknowledge the factors within the business that have kept him and Detroit techno out of the popular spheres, instead of ignoring or rising above them. This mindset, an exuberant hope for the future, is what sets him and his music apart. Knowing that Atkins' optimism and faith are integral to his work, it seems strange to stretch back to his earliest material. The contrast between the last Model 500 records and his work with Cybotron is quite sharp. It's even more striking when you consider that Juan's entrance into the music business came at age 17. Also features work from Atkins' other aliases such as Channel One, Infiniti, 3MB and Vision.