Model 500 returns with new album, Digital Solutions

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  • After 35 years in the game, Juan Atkins will put out a new album in January 2015.
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  • Juan Atkins will release a new Model 500 album in January 2015 called Digital Solutions. Next year marks the 35th anniversary of Atkins's storied career, and he'll celebrate with a nine-track LP as Model 500. Though the project has been a collaborative affair in the live arena, with Mike Banks, DJ Skurge and Mark Taylor all contributing, Digital Solutions is a solo record from Atkins with some additional production work from Banks. It's the third Model 500 album, and the first in 16 years, following 1995's Deep Space and '99's Mind And Body, both of which came out on R&S Records. Though it remained dormant for much of the '00s, Atkins resurrected Model 500 in 2010 with the OFI / Huesca EP for R&S—that was followed a couple of years later by another EP, Control. Digital Solutions will come out via Atkins's own label, Metroplex, which has remained sporadically active since 1985—not long ago they put out a record from the recently retired producer Terrence Dixon under his Population One alias. A couple of live Model 500 dates are lined up for 2015, with a show at Winter Astropolis 20.5 in Brest in January followed by a performance at Unsound Adelaide on March 14th. Tracklist 01. Hi NRG 02. Electric Night 03. Standing in Tomorrow 04. Encounter 05. Storm 06. The Groove 07. Station 08. Digital Solutions 09. Control Metroplex will release Digital Solutions in January 2015.

    • Thu, Mar 12, 2015

      Unsound Adelaide 2015

      Model 500, Aaron Atkins, Mika Vainio, Shackleton, Evian Christ, Hieroglyphic Being, Lawrence English, Vatican Shadow, Atom™, Robin Fox, Forest Swords, The Bug