Monday, September 26, 2011

Model 500 - Night Drive

Night Drive is one of the first Model 500/Metroplex releases and a Detroit classic. The primary track, Night Drive (Thru-Babylon) was supposedly inspired by the drone being dispensed from the factories off of a Detroit freeway, which melds together quite well with the themes within early techno. The term 'transmat' used (taken from the name given to a transportation device in Doctor Who) will later be taken up by Derick May to name his own label. On another note, the only difference between the first and second tracks (Night Drive (Thru-Babylon) and Time Space Transmat) is that the former contains Juan Atkins vocals while the latter does not.



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