Juan Atkins

Do the Belleville Three need to recruit a new member to keep up the myth? The question as a Detroit source witheringly compares Derrick May to South Park character Kenny McCormick…

For the first few years of its run, the South Park character Kenny McCormick would die in every episode - yet he would return in the next episode alive and well. No explanation was ever provided, and characters on the show would rarely acknowledge the phenomenon - although McCormick’s weekly…

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Is THIS the price of being attached to Derrick May? Juan Atkins was interviewed by DJ Mag editor Carl Loben last week – but there’s no trace of the interview anywhere…

This blog believes people should choose their friends very carefully. Quite simply, if something seems off about a person, that's because it usually is. And now, we're starting to see the consequences for people who have chosen to stick by Derrick May amidst his current difficulties. For example, I wrote…

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Straight from the horse’s mouth! Derrick May and his “passport” girlfriend are back in touch – just don’t expect craven DJ Mag editor Carl Loben to ask about it (or anything else, for that matter)

I think Derrick May is trying to troll this blog. Having tried to maintain a masquerade online over the past few months by limiting comments on Instagram and deleting anything which remotely mentioned the allegations against him, he's now taken to making coded references. Why do I say this? I've…

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It’s not like you to have nothing to say, Derrick! Why two of the so-called Belleville Three had no comment to make last week on the death of Kelli Hand at the age of 56 – and one person who should have just kept their mouth shut

I pondered whether to write about this one at all. Then I remembered the purpose of this blog - writing the stuff about dance music that others won't - and I quickly changed my mind. So here goes. Last Wednesday, the world found out about the tragic death of Detroit…

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Is he just another musical fraud, then? Damning testimony from Michael James – who was there when it happened – explains why Juan Atkins suddenly doesn’t want to talk about the past anymore

I have to start this post by making a confession. I've gone somewhat easy on Juan Atkins over the past few months, mostly because I understand he is in very poor health. You see, I'm not completely heartless, despite the impression I give. Just mostly so. However, he's recently started…

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Ever wondered why the Belleville Three don’t perform out much? The story of how Juan Atkins flipped out over his laptop and Derrick May “earned” his money by pretending to play – again!

The Belleville Three was meant to be an inspiring story about how three men from Detroit defied the odds to become the legends of techno. A traditional rags to riches sort of tale beloved by tabloid journalists. Or so goes the cover story. In reality, that's all it was. The…

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