I don’t usually link to the Soundcloud mixes that fill part of my working day. No reason – they just come, often make me happy and productive, and then go. Every now and then I’ll favourite one but rarely if ever, given the amount of time that exists in my day and the way I go through music, return to them.

I might play this one again: Juan Atkins & Master Reece (a.k.a Kevin Saunderson), two-thirds of the holy Detroit triumvirate who did their bit to shift the world’s musical axis in the 1980s and beyond, recorded off a 1994 Deep Space Radio show hosted by R&S, the hugely important Belgian label. It is, I think, Kevin Saunderson actually in the mix all the way through, and – I’m not sure about this having only met the guy once – Juan Atkins voice. I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong.

Either way, it’s a fantastic, albeit noisy, mix that draws from all edges of the electronic spectrum.

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It’s also an excuse to post this image again:

The godfathers of Techno

From left to right: Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Eddie Fowlkes and Derrick May on the day they were honoured by the Detroit Historical Museum for inventing the future.

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