Juan Atkins' track "Clear," which he recorded with Rick Davis as Cybotron, is cited by many as the first true techno record.
"The Detroit underground has been experimenting with technology, stretching it rather than simply using it. As the price of sequencers and synthesizers has dropped, so the experimentation has become more intense. Basically, we’re tired of hearing about being in love or falling out, tired of the R&B system, so a new progressive sound has emerged. We call it techno!"
Juan Atkins in a 1988 article from the U.K. magazine The Face.
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