Techno Legend Juan Atkins Revives Cybotron Alias After 28-Year Hiatus

Influential electronic music group Cybotron is making a comeback after a 28-year hiatus. 

Cybotron co-founders Juan Atkins and Richard "3070" Davis formed the band back in 1980. Their synth-heavy sound ultimately played a pivotal role in the ensuing advent of Detroit Techno, of which Atkins is revered as a co-originator and pioneer.

Cybrotron's 1983 breakthrough, "Clear," has continued to influence contemporary dance and pop music. The song's iconic arpeggio was sampled in Missy Elliott's Grammy-winning hit "Lose Control," among many other songs.

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The "Godfather of Techno" revealed Cybotron's highly anticipated EP, "Maintain The Golden Ratio."

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Cybotron's reemergence comes at a time when techno is exponentially growing in global popularity. Earlier this month, Reinier Zonneveld made history after setting a new Guinness World Record for the longest electronic music set. Just a few months prior, techno superstar Charlotte de Witte became the first woman to close out the main stage of Detroit's fabled Movement Electronic Music Festival.

Cybotron also revealed a brand-new EP, Maintain The Golden Ratio. The group's highly anticipated comeback project will be released on October 13th via the renowned techno label Tresor Records.

Fans can pre-order Maintain The Golden Ratio here.

Tagsterms:TechnoRichard DavisJuan AtkinsBy Lennon Cihak

Lennon is a music journalist who has contributed to for over five years. A seasoned music business reporter, his writings bridge the gap between education and technology through a musical lens. He is also the host of the music business podcast “When Life Hands You Lennons” and founder of his own electronic music website, EDM In a Soda.

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