2015 JUAN ATKINS – MUSICIAN
Juan Atkins (born in 1962) is an American musician. He is widely credited as the originator of techno music. Detroit, once a symbol of industrial prosperity, dramatically collapsed and was forced to re-invent itself to ensure its survival. The techno movement emerged as a significant step in this process of rebirth, and was part of a movement towards the creation of a Techno City, the city of the future.
The collaboration with the musician Juan Atkins, founder of the genre Techno in Detroit in the early 80’s, borns to highlight the link with the cultured electronic music. 2015 was the thirtieth anniversary of Atkins record label, the Metroplex.
We’ve chosen Juan because he is a high profile artist and a forerunner of a genre that has deeply influenced the story of electronic music. His music is a form of experimentation that emphasizes the balance of man and machine, the same artistic basis at the core of VAVA philosophy.”