• Juan Atkins Announces New LP as Model 500
• Watch RA’s Between The Beats with Seth Troxler
• Provocateur Owners to Open New Club in New York
• Jamie xx to score new ballet for Manchester International Festival
Juan Atkins Announces New LP as Model 500
To mark the 35th anniversary of his career, Detroit techno veteran Juan Atkins will release a new album as Model 500 early next year. The forthcoming Digital Solutions LP is Atkins’ first full-length outing under the alias in 16 years, following from his 1995 and ’99 albums for R&S, Deep Space and Mind and Body. As Resident Advisor reports, live appearances of Model 500 often included collaborators Mike Banks, DJ Skurge, and Mark Taylor, but Digital Solutions will arrive as a solo effort via Atkins’ own Metroplex label in January 2015. No previews have been shared as of yet, but the album’s complete tracklist can be found below, along with a pair of new Model 500 live performance dates.
02. Electric Night
03. Hi NRG
04. Standing In Tomorrow
07. The Groove
09. Digital Solutions
Jan. 24: Astropolis L’hiver 20.5: Model 500, Le Quartz, West
Mar. 12: Unsound Adelaide, Freemasons Hall, Adelaide
Watch RA’s Between The Beats with Seth Troxler
Fame is never straightforward. RA’s latest film about touring DJs takes a journey across Europe with Seth Troxler, one of electronic music’s most controversial and widely recognised characters.
There’s a lot to unpack with Seth Troxler. The American DJ and producer has come to symbolise the notion of DJs as rock stars. He courts controversy, says what’s on his mind and parties harder than most. But Troxler is no senseless hedonist. Since establishing himself in the late ’00s through a string of leftfield house releases, he’s become known as a man who thinks deeply about his art and his life. By simply being himself, Troxler attracted a kind of cult following—the fans, the hangers-on, the naysayers. As a result, he feels he struggles to be taken seriously, and he’s keenly aware of how his lifestyle negatively impacts his relationships. But when you strip away all of these connected issues, you’re left with a highly driven DJ who knows exactly what it takes to lead a life of the road. This sense of complexity and opposing forces is something that Troxler contemplated as we tailed him across Europe for our latest Between The Beats.
Provocateur Owners to Open New Club in New York
Mike Satsky and Brian Gefter, owners of New York’s ritzy VIP club Provocateur, are on course to open their latest as-yet-unnamed nightclub in Manhattan’s vibrant Meatpacking district this February.
Satsky and Gefter acquired the 11,000 sq. ft. space two years ago, and early last year Eater NYannounced that they had been approved for their spirits license and that the duo’s plan was to build a club where the troubled Shadow once stood. The renovations have been on going but with an opening dated mooted to be in February it’s safe to assume the club itself is just about complete.
The owners insist that the club will be very different from the high-end vibes of Provocateur, though they will stay honest to their roots in electronic music. The last few years have seen Provocateur host the likes of Seth Troxler, Guy Gerber, Art Department, Pete Tong and scores of other massive names on the scene at the moment.
Jamie xx to score new ballet for Manchester International Festival
The in-demand producer joins renowned names from the art and dance worlds.
Jamie xx has been tapped to score a ballet that will premiere at next year’s Manchester International Festival.
The Mercury-winning producer will compose the music for Tree Of Codes, a performance based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s experimental book of the same name, for which he cut words and passages from Bruno Schulz’s Street of Crocodiles to create an entirely new story. The choreography will be directed by local hero Wayne McGregor with performers from Paris Opera Ballet.
Also involved in the visual side of project is Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, known for the giant sun he installed in the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern in 2003. The full line-up for the festival, which runs from July 2-19 next year, will be revealed in February.
Jamie xx has been busier than ever this year, releasing tracks like‘Sleep Sound’ and collaborating with John Talabot as well asworking on The xx’s third album and performing with the band at New York’s Guggenheim museum last month.