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Model 500

Apollo Records, echospace, Metroplex, R&S Records - USA


Revolutions begin in Detroit. Almost exactly a hundred years ago, the first Model T rolled off Ford’s assembly line in Highland Park, forever changing the way automobiles were manufactured. Ford’s main innovation, the assembly line, would eventually be adopted across the United States and Europe, and the result was an unprecedented explosion in manufacturing, as well as international recognition for Detroit as the automotive capital of the world.

Two decades ago it happened again, but this time the upheaval was musical. In 1985 Juan Atkins released the first record on his fledgling label Metroplex, ‘No UFO’s’,... [read more]