Tresor Records announces the reissue of a classic from the early catalogue – 3MB feat. Magic Juan Atkins.
Initially released in 1992, Juan Atkins joined forces with Moritz von Oswald and Thomas Fehlmann, for the second iteration of latter duo’s 3 Men in Berlin project, producing a monumental collaboration between Berlin and Detroit that profoundly affected the path forward for techno music.
Densely packed into the release is a propulsive drive of discordant bubbling and jazz-induced textures, featuring much-beloved tracks such as Jazz Is The Teacher and Die Kosmischen Kuriere, Atkins, von Oswald and Fehlmann form an emission bound together as a mould of metropolis navigation.
The impact this album holds is evident in how it elevates beyond a singular or separable representation of its origins. Instead, it resonates through a collaborative nature that reflects its inherent melting pot, where hints of each member’s sound – Atkins’ mangled and bouncing funk, von Oswald’s purist echoes and foundation rumblings, and Fehlmann’s ambient meshes – may be heard coalescing in a slipstream, and at other times tussling in fervent unfoldings.
It may be almost 30 years old, but it remains deeply innovative at its core – folding and warping, unrelenting from its vision.
The re-release is available from May 28th on 12″, CD & Digital or formats.