Richard Davis (techno artist)

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Richard Davis (born 1952) is an American composer and producer of techno music from Detroit.

A veteran of the Vietnam War,[1] he and Juan Atkins met while students at Washtenaw Community College. Following this, they formed the group known as Cybotron in the early 1980s. Davis also released music of his own under the alias 3070. As Cybotron and 3070, Davis had a heavy hand[2] in the foundation of Detroit's nascent techno music scene in the 1980s.[3]


  1. ^ Juan Atkins interview at bleep43
  2. ^ Richie Unterberger, Samb Hicks, Jennifer Dempsey, Music USA: the rough guide. Rough Guides, 1999, p.312
  3. ^ Derrick May interview (video)
    "He's got his name on a lot of songs that've been sampled.... Almost every song on the Cybotron album has been sampled by almost every major artist in the industry."