Detroit-based electro formation launched by Richard Davis (3) and Juan Atkins in 1981.

Not to be confused with Australian Cybotron (2), which also released electronic music.
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F-9625 Cybotron - Enter album art Cybotron Enter (Album, Comp) Fantasy F-9625 US 1983 Sell This Version
F-9667-4 Cybotron - Empathy album art Cybotron Empathy (Album) Fantasy F-9667-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
FCD-9671-2 Cybotron - Cyber Ghetto album art Cybotron Cyber Ghetto (Album) Fantasy FCD-9671-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

107043X Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind album art Cybotron Alleys Of Your Mind (Single) Deep Space Records 107043X US 1981 Sell This Version
203053X Cybotron - Cosmic Cars album art Cybotron Cosmic Cars (Single, Maxi) Deep Space Records 203053X US 1982 Sell This Version
F-939 Cybotron - Clear album art Cybotron Clear (Single, Maxi) Fantasy F-939 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Cybotron - Industrial Lies (DJ Mix) album art Cybotron Industrial Lies (DJ Mix)(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Fantasy none US 1983 Sell This Version
D-226 Cybotron - Techno City album art Cybotron Techno City Fantasy D-226 US 1984 Sell This Version
D-234 Cybotron - R-9 album art Cybotron R-9 Fantasy D-234 US 1985 Sell This Version
D-271 Cybotron - Eden album art Cybotron Eden Fantasy D-271 US 1986 Sell This Version
Tresor 211 Cybotron - Alleys Of Your Mind / Off To Battle album art Cybotron / Model 500 Cybotron / Model 500 - Alleys Of Your Mind / Off To Battle Tresor Tresor 211 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
DEC-1201 Cybotron - Clear (Remix) / Techno City album art Cybotron Clear (Remix) / Techno City(12", Ltd, RE, Cle) Decision Records (2), Fantasy DEC-1201 US 2013 Sell This Version


CDSEWD 069 Cybotron - Interface: The Roots Of Techno album art Cybotron Interface: The Roots Of Techno(CD, Comp) Southbound CDSEWD 069 UK 1994 Sell This Version
FEP-300 Cybotron - Cosmic Raindance album art Cybotron Cosmic Raindance (Comp) Fantasy FEP-300 US 1996 Sell This Version
CDBGPD 167 Cybotron - Motor City Machine Music: An Exploration Of Cybotron album art Cybotron Motor City Machine Music: An Exploration Of Cybotron(CD, Comp, Mono) BGP Records CDBGPD 167 UK 2005 Sell This Version


none Cybotron - Clear / R-9 album art Cybotron Clear / R-9(CDr, Promo) Not On Label none Greece Unknown Sell This Version

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February 24, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
After closer inspection and information as to the history of Cybotron, it is clear that Rik was the true driving force behind this. Juan somewhat hijacked the concept and took it for himself. Time and time again, the real INNOVATORS and artists of Detroit Techno get left behind and forgotten, like Micheal James, Thomas Barnett, Blake Baxter and Eddie Fowlkes. The Belleville Three tried to re-write history to benefit themselves. We know the truth.


February 2, 2020
Just discovered Cybotron's 'Empathy' today and it's the most exciting, fresh, visionary and moving musical experience I've had in quite some time!!


January 26, 2020
Cybotron current live performers are: Juan Atkins, DJ Maaco (D-I-E) and Laurens von Oswald (Moritz's nephew and Atonal artistic co-director). Source:


March 15, 2018
Was the home planet of the Transformers 'Cybertron' named in tribute after these guys - food for thought?


November 29, 2003
It's amazing how much credit went to Juan Atkins for his role in Cybotron. I converse quite often with Tyrone Steels I (check the credits on "Enter") and I've had the good fortune to speak with Rik Davis. I've come to realize over the years that the pure genius of Cybotron is Rik Davis. Although Rik took a different direction back in 1993, there is a deeper meaning to the music. The official Cybotron website ( is where Rik is today.


August 12, 2002
The seminal electro group Cybotron provided the first home for the recordings of techno godfather Juan Atkins. With partner Rick Davis (aka 3070), Atkins recorded several of electro's best moments. The singles "Alleys of Your Mind," "Enter" and "Clear", were dark dystopias of the post-industrial steel city within tight Kraftwerk-inspired funk. Their success prompted Fantasy Records to sign the group, and release 1983's Enter LP. Atkins left soon after due to artistic differences (specifically, Davis' defined pop slant), and later defined early Detroit techno with his recordings as Model 500. Davis continued to release albums as Cybotron into the mid-'90s, though the mystical R&B direction of efforts like Empathy and Cyber Ghetto were quite a turn from the group's beginnings. For fans of electro and techno, Cybotron ended when Juan Atkins left.


May 13, 2002
Juan Atkins and Rick Davis made the basics for the Developmentof Detroit techno with their releases between 1981 - 1984. At this point don't forget the essential release "Shari Vari" by the legendary act "A Number Of Names" in 1981.

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