Model 500 – OFI (Bullion’s Rivertrance Mix)

You might have heard it before, it’s been out for a couple of weeks now. We’re talking about Bullion‘s brilliant remix for Juan Atkin’s legendary Detroit outfit Model 500. And “brilliant” might not be the appropriate expression here, bananas would be more suiting for this psychedelic trip.

The Space Dimension Controller remix on the flipside goes into a different direction, but it’s none the less a killer for itself. You can still get hold of this 10-inch from about everywhere, we suggest you start at your favourite local record store!

Weekly Bits 6/2011

With the new Ghostpoet album available now on Brownswood, the label made the full thing available for stream via Spinner.

Since we posted the video on How To Apply For The Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, several other videos have popped up. Hear more words of wisdom from Recloose, Teebs, Mwëslee or Braiden. What’s Really Good also has one with Lunice and Put Me On It is giving some extra advice to all future applications.

Belgian R&S Records continues putting out quality music, their latest 12-inch sport remixes from Bullion and Space Dimension Controller for Detroit legends Model 500.

Also available on vinyl are the magnificent Scientist dubs of Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space, released on Pinch’s Tectonic label.

When Floating Points recommends a mixtape, you better listen up. The Gospel According to Budgie is the mix in question and will only be available for a limited time!

Legowelt did a megamix for the forthcoming Virgo Four Resurrection boxset on Rush Hour, Ahu gives a preview to Turkey’s Sunsplash Festival and 8bitch made a new mix for Surefire Sound. For some harder sounds, you might want to get this mix from Titonton & Charles Noel aka Black & Blue

Lastly, here’s a free download from Hotflush founder Scuba, an older track that never made it on a release.

Model 500 – Huesca

Here’s the b-side taken from the new Model 500 12-inch on R&S, the Detroit outfits first new release in over a decade. If you have any doubts about what a couple of mid-forties are still be capable of, this track should teach you a lesson in deep and powerful techno music.

On the a-side you will find OFI (click for a stream) in its original version and a remix by Mad Mike Banks of Underground Resistance. Thanks to the guys at XLR8R, you can download Huesca for free.

Pre-order the 12-inch from Juno or the digital release Boomkat. The release date for this is September 6th, 2010.

Model 500 live at DEMF

Today is the last day of this year’s Movement/DEMF and incidently Model 500 are on the line-up for tonight. Here you can listen to their live show from the 2005 Detroit Electronic Music Festival, or Fuse-In as it was called that year.

Recorded at Hart Plaza on May 28, 2005 – download here!

Weekly Bits 23/2009

In the latest addition of the Six Million Steps podcast, you will experience one of the nicest selection of Gil Scott-Heron tunes, spiced up with bridges taken from interviews with the man and life companions. A recommended download!

Juan Atkins, Detroit innovator and The Teacher of Techno speaks to Clash Music about his beginnings in productions and his upcoming live shows with the Model 500 Band.

Another mixtape from Domu is available for download on the SpaceBass blog. A forty-five minutes selection of boogie and funk tunes.

Belgian blog Laid Back has a nice trailer of a documentary called Megunica. Director Lorenzo Fonda filmed street artist BLU, who let his travels through Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica and Argentina inspire his unique motion graffiti style.

Another visual treat can be found on this Flickr page, where classic record covers where overworked to resemble the look of vintage Penguin Books.