The funk, future, and fashion of Cybotron

Juan Atkins dreamed of a world that included techno, science fiction, and performing live at Hart Plaza

By Liz Warner

As a founding figure of techno, one of modern-day music’s most influential genres, it’s somehow surprising to see how unguarded and open Juan Atkins can be. After all, techno was seemingly created from the shadows, dispersed in dark warehouses, and heard but not seen through Detroit’s airwaves in its formative years of the 1980s...

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