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Wax Trax Mastermix 1
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
Invariably one of the first names to pop up when discussing the roots of techno, Juan Atkins took nearly two decades to put out his first-ever mix CD. He is affectionately known as the Godfather of Techno, and this 19-trac... more »
Invariably one of the first names to pop up when discussing the roots of techno, Juan Atkins took nearly two decades to put out his first-ever mix CD. He is affectionately known as the Godfather of Techno, and this 19-track collection traces the evolution of the genre through the Detroit-based innovator's ears, retaining his antithetic and mechanical style each step of the way. Among the selections here are vital cuts from Atkins's alias Model 500 ("No UFOs") and pal Derrick May's Rhythm Is Rhythm ("Nude Photo")--the very foundations of contemporary electronic music. Essential listening. --Aidin Vaziri
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No more "education" please...
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There's definitely a place for old records, and I liked hearing some of this stuff again. But really, DJ's need to get over "educating the crowd" and just play good records. Not that most of the records on here aren't good, but a lot of them had their particular time and place, and as usual, Juan seems intent on covering too much ground in too short of a time (at least he didn't play "Numbers" on this one, which he seems to every time I see him live.) This CD seems to exemplify why a lot of Detroit artists seem to have a hard time putting out a really good full length release. And we all know Juan ain't the greatest DJ, but as another reviewer said, it's about time we started getting real DJ mixes like this instead of a bunch of cheezy Pro Tools trance edits."
Sharevari and Techno Education
The Iron Monkey | Santa Cruz, CA | 05/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"To those of you who don't appreciate Sharevari: The techno you love would probably not exist without it. Techno is relatively young, and Sharevari, dating back to 1981 (i think) is CRUCIAL to techno becoming its own style and genre. Without Sharevari, well, techno wouldn't be where it is today, and, knowing this, as well as the significance of the good majority of the tracks on the mix, it is hard to judge him for his minor slips. This is the history of detroit techno mixed. If you like techno i wouldn't RECOMMEND this Cd to you, i would FORCE you to buy it. The history of what you love. Dont get me started..."
Wax Trax was pretty tight
Bino | Detroit,USA | 03/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The cd was pretty tight.Being a ghetto dj from Detroit We still spin No Ufos, and my favorite sharivari. Whoever said sharivari was cheezy, certainly is not a techno/house fan and fo dam sho aint from around here.All these people talkin about real detroit techno like they heard it before,dont know nothin bout it.Juan Atkins represented on this one!"