Written by Jamie Juarez
Detroit Is No Stranger To Remixes
Do you know Juan Atkins? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Atkins is a Detroit Afro-American producer and DJ and is also the godfather and original pioneer of techno music. However, few people – even in the music industry – know or credit Atkins with his origination of techno. Many view Europe as the birthplace of techno and credit overseas artists for the genre without knowing the impact Atkins played in the underground Detroit music scene that led to the innovation of the amped-up, bass-filled music genre.
In the 1980’s, Atkins remixed never-before-heard, technology and funk sounds into songs that became the new genre of music we know (and love) today as techno, right here in Detroit, which went on to influence various other forms of music like electronic dance music (EDM) and dubstep. He also was the first to coin the term “techno” with his song “Techno City.” Today, electronic music lovers recognize Detroit as the true birthplace of techno and praise Atkins for experimenting and cultivating the electrifying, beat-driven sound of techno.
Threads Presents The City Favorites Remix Collection
Here’s your chance to get a piece of a Detroit remix! Threads is proud to introduce the City Favorites Remix Collection, bringing back some of your favorite items in a new, refreshed look to remix your style this spring.
The Motown Hoodies now come in two new, earth-tone colors you’ll want to show off this spring.
Or, add a flare of Detroit pride with the new Detroit Definition Tees that feature an asymmetrical aesthetic.
The Detroit Soul Tee is remixed from neon colors on black to a black-on-white tee for those old souls (like myself) who enjoy a timeless, classic shirt.
If you like the black tee look, the Future Tee is switching to a white-on-black, long-sleeved shirt for those who love their almost all-black wardrobe.
To help you get around in style, Threads remixed the Vintage Detroit Tee into a Vintage Detroit Canvas Tote with leather handles to carry all that’s near and dear to you.
The City Favorites Remix Collection is available now! Be sure to follow Threads on Instagram @threadsfoc for more collection releases coming this year and share your City Favorites Remix looks!