Juan Atkins

Juan Atkins

Born 12 September 1962.


Juan Atkins (born December 9, 1962) is an American musician. He is widely credited as the originator of techno music, specifically Detroit techno along with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The three, sometimes called the Belleville Three, attended high school together in Belleville, Michigan, near Detroit.

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  • Founded Metroplex and Interface Records

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Latest Tracks Played on the BBC

  1. Cover art for Turn The Knob (feat. Juan Atkins)
  2. Cover art for Techno Music
  3. Cover art for I Love You

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