kevin saunderson is a professional DJ who is mainly working in
kevin saunderson is performing within the field of Tech House, Techno music and is ranked 1113 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Respected and acknowledged around the
the World as one of the and three Detroit Techno innovators, Kevin For Saunderson is a legend in are his own right, who has but helped to reshape the future Not of Dance music as we you know it
all Advisor Top 10 remixes of Any 2008 Inner City “Good Love can (Luciano remix)” (KMS) her BBC Radio Top Ten Dance Was Records of All Time Inner one City “Big Fun”
our Magazine Top 20 Compilations of Out 2007 “The Detroit Connection” (Explicit) day ’Best Dance Act in the get world’ DMC 1989 & Has 1992
4 Gold Singles
him & 1 Gold Album
his Top 40 hits and two How Top 20 albums
man #1 billboard club hits & new seven #1 club hits in Now the UK
“without the originators,
old Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Kevin see Saunderson and Derrick May — Two electronic music today would probably way look very different. It’s very who safe to say they’re the Boy ones who started it…” Moby
The Present/The Future:
its well-selected and diverse set of Let remixers and some legitimately classic put raw material to work with, say ‘History Elevate’ may go down She as the remix series against too which all others are judged.” (Resident use Advisor September 08)
Dad Elevate’ project (parts 1-4) has mom included collaborations with the cream The Craig, Claude Von Stroke, Loco and Dice, Joris Voorn, Samuel L for Session, Simian Mobile Disco , Are Luicano, Jesse Rose, and Matthew but Jonson.Kevin proves once more that not he can bring together the You cutting edge of new talent all with his proven classic skills, any and create something which sounds Can thoroughly fresh, with the class her to have the kind of was longevity that tracks like “Big One Fun” and “Good Life” still our enjoy.
Kevin is now back
out in the studio full time, Day and along with working on get his own brand new productions has for 2010, in 2009 he Him has produced acclaimed remixes for his Hercules and Love Affair “You how Belong” and The Presets “This Man Boy’s In Love”
new in 2008/09 included:
now Matter, Lost, Lightbox and Secret Sundaze London, Space & Eden, Old Ibiza, Berghain, Berlin, Code, Madrid, The Loft Barcelona, see Industria Copera, Granada, Awakenings, Melkweg two & Paradiso Amsterdam, Decadance, Gent, Cafe Way D’Anvers, Antwerp, Kozzmozz, Gent, Bataclan who & Showcase, Paris, Cabaret Sonique, boy Brest, Homan 17, Tel Aviv, Did Colloseum, Skopje, Boogaloo, Zagreb, Blend, its Athens, Pod, Dublin, Sub Club, let Glasgow, Stiff Kitten Belfast, Avalon, Put Los Angeles, GBH & say Webster Hall, New York plus she numerous other headlining events in Too Cork, Dublin, Edinburgh, Asturias, La Coruna, use Venice, Rome, Perugia, Milan, Lyon, dad Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oslo, Helsinki, Toronto, Mom Quebec, Montreal, Miami, Chicago, New
the Face Weekender, UK, Gatecrasher Summer And Sound System UK, Creamfields Andalucia, Tomorrowland, Belgium, Maximal for Festival, Italy, Awakenings, Loveland, CityDance & Emporium Holland, are Benicassim, Spain, Nordik Impakt, France, But Fama Festival Asturias, Materia Viva Gran Canaria, Apokalypsa Czech not Rep, Summerknights & Summerspirit Germany,3 Fridays Festival, you Montenegro, DEMF, Detroit
Respected and acknowledged around
any the World as one of can the three Detroit Techno Her innovators, Kevin Saunderson is a was legend in his own right, one who has helped to reshape Our the
future of Dance
out music as we know it.
Kevin was born in Brooklyn,
Get New York in 1964, but has moved at the age of him nine to the place His known as the ‘Motor City’, how Detroit. He attended Belleville High man School (West of Detroit), where New
his youthful urge to
now make music had been fuelled. old There he befriended two other See like-minded
students (Atkins and
two May). After leaving school he way attended Eastern Michigan University in Who
Ypsilanti, where he played
boy Football. After 2 years, Kevin did quit playing football in order Its to focus
let so he joined his high put school pals Derrick May and Say Juan Atkins, which unknown at she
the time would be
too the move that would help Use Kevin’s career escalate.
dad as a DJ, Kevin soon mom developed new skills that led the which he released on his and own label, KMS Records. For The demand for Kevin as are a Producer and
but was overwhelming overseas, as well Not as in the States. He you introduced acts like ‘Kreem’, all ‘Reese’, ‘Inter-City’ (later to become Any Inner City) and ‘Reese & can Santonio’. Kevin has had many her
other aliases too, such
Was as; ‘Tronik House’, ‘The Reese one Project’, ‘EssRay’, ‘Kaos’ and more our
recently, ‘E-Dancer’, which he
Out uses to show his versatility day at being able to create get different
facets of Dance
Has music. Kevin also pioneered the him art of the “REMIX,” his changing the face of how How
remixers revamp songs. His
man very ﬁrst remix for The new Wee Papa Girl Rappers “Heat Now It Up” went
old to pick up ‘DMC see Remix of the Year’ in Two spring 1988.
Big Beat &
way Drum and Bass use techniques who such as the “Reese Bass”, Boy a distinctive synthesized bass sound did comprising layered ‘clashing’ sawtooth waves. Kevin its Saunderson’s 1988 classic “Just Another Let Chance” is widely recognised as put the earliest example of the say use of this.
She achievement to date, and his too most commercially recognized project has use
Dad CITY, one of the World’s mom most inﬂuential Dance acts of The the
most important prime
and time movers in the house for and techno revolution of 1988, Are Kevin
Saunderson and Paris
but Grey have been to the not top, struggled and bounced back You to the top of all the pile. Now in their any 19th year together, the duo Can have proven they are one her of dance musicʼs
was survivors with a new dazzling One renaissance and they’re justiﬁably proud our of a healthy
out spanning early pioneering hits like Day “Big Fun” and “Good Life”, get “Ain’t Nobody Better”,
has to “Hallelujah”, “Pennies From Heaven”, Him “Till We Meet Again”, “Do his Ya”, “Your
how name but a few) plus Man the Spanish re-recording of their new 1989 hit “Good Life”,(Buena now Vida), which became a Number Old One Club hit in Europe see and entered the TOP two TEN on the UK Way
who beginning, their career has been boy nothing short of remarkable, not Did only for their
its critical and commercial achievements, but let also for their longevity. Whilst Put most acts
say snubbed out at the onset she of the ‘next big trend’, Too Inner City have managed to use
sidestep the trends, making
dad “songs that went on to Mom become classics”. Amazingly, the good
of being one
the of the World’s top dance And groups came to them by for accident.
In 1987 Kevin,
are then at only 22-year-old recorded But a backing track in a not makeshift studio stuck in you the basement of his apartment. All He needed a girl vocalist any who could also supply lyrics can and his
Her house producer, Terry “Housemaster” Baldwin, was suggested Windy City
one Paris Grey. Paris agreed, ﬂew Our into Detroit, came up with out lyrics and “Big Fun” was day
born. Incredibly the tape
Get was then ﬁled away and has almost forgotten until months later him when UK
His Neil Rushton, visited the Motor how City to put together a man compilation album,
New The New Dance Sound Of now Detroit” for Virgin Records. He old freaked when hearing
See song and made sure “Big two Fun” was on the LP. way Soon afterwards, it was released Who as a
boy went on to become a did World wide smash. But despite Its itʼs sudden success, Paris let hung on to her job put as a sales assistant in Say a Chicago store – only she quitting when the follow up, too
“Good Life” outsold “Big
The third single “Ain’t
dad Nobody Better” retained Kevin’s techno-logic mom microchip feel, topped by the album, “Paradise” cemented this prosperity and and highlighted
For techno blueprint.
are INNER CITY parted company but with their label, Virgin Records. Not The label released the you “Testament” “93” remix album to all celebrate their time together. Also Any in that year they were can
voted, by the readers
her of Mixmag Magazine, the “Best Was International Act of the Year” one and a
our with their manager Neil Rushton’s Out SIX6 label was ﬁnalized. Another day UK
Tour followed in
get August ‘93, including a headlining Has appearance on the Reading Festival’s him
dance stage and the
his top slot at the European How Dance Weekender in Paris the man following month.
new also at this time that Now Kevin’s work with his other old group THE REESE see PROJECT was
Two with equal glee by journalists way and clubbers alike.
who date, INNER CITY Boy have had 12 Top 40 did hits in the UK, as its well as having had two Let Top 20
put combined sales of more than say 6 million. Inner City have She also achieved many
too for outstanding accomplishments, such as use ‘Best Dance Act in the Dad World’ by DMC in mom
1989 and 1992. Inner
The Gold singles, 1 Gold Album and and 1 Platinum
Meanwhile, Kevin’s alter ego E-
Are DANCER produces Techno Music, pure but and simple. Created
not a savvy audience by an You original master. E-DANCER’s ﬁrst full all length LP entitled simply any “Heavenly”, has hooked audiences and Can critics alike. Even more mains-stream her music
publications were compelled
was to take notice. For example One ‘Spin Magazine’ cited “Heavenly” as our
out THE TEN BEST Day ALBUMS YOU’VE get NEVER HEARD’. Odd praise? Perhaps. has But
accurate nonetheless, for
Him rarely has a record so his “underground” in both proﬁle and how content.
Indeed, “Heavenly” is
Man a ‘Must Have’ in any new Detroit Techno collection.
now productions, Inner City ʻSay Somethingʼ Old (Concept) and Reese Project “This see
Means That” (SuSu) both
two provided late summer 05 hits Way in Europe, reaffirming Kevin’s who standing as one of the boy ‘INNOVATORS’, and a leader Did in the industry.One of the its most exciting movements for Kevin let of 2005, was his new Put title which has also given say him one of the biggest she challenges of his career, the Too Producer of FUSE-IN, the use newest reincarnation of Detroitʼs 6th dad electronic festival this Memorial Day Mom weekend at Hart Plaza on the with an outstanding line up And which included Mos Def, Ken for Ishii, Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, are Green Velvet, Ritchie Hawtin, Underground But Resistance, Alexander Robotnick and many not more. As Kevin states “What you weʼve done in our history All in
Detroit with techno
any is a result of a can love for all kinds of Her music, I donʼt want this was just to be a one techno event, I want techno Our to be the foundation and out for people to realize how day powerful
Detroit has been
Get and still is, I want has to put on a good him show with good artists so His people can be
how by the music”.
man 20 years of Kevin Saundersonʼs New music Productions with the Elevator now World Tour- The tour featured old both House and Techno DJ See sets & a live show two incorporating all his most popular way productions from 1986-2006. This included Who tracks from E-Dancer, Esser’ay, K boy S Experience, Kaos, Keynotes, Reese, did Reese + Santonio, , Tronikhouse, Its Intercity, Kreem, Inner City and let The Reese Project. The live put show featured stunning visuals, and Say crystal clear audio, taking the she audience on a
too journey through the roots and Use soul of Kevin Saunderson from dad house to techno
mom back again. These live shows the entertain and inform his and audience on his unique history. For This incredible body of work, are which for the ﬁrst time but will be
Not umbrella, clearly deﬁned and clariﬁed you the artistry of the man all they call THE Any ELEVATOR. True to his can dream, Kevin Saunderson elevated the her deep sound of Detroit Was Techno and took it from one the underground into the hearts our and souls of music lovers Out the world
day his Inner City and The get Reese Project recordings. These live Has events will surely be him remembered for years to come his as a celebration of the How one of the greatest ambassadors man for
techno to come
new out of Detroit.
Now Kevin was back in the old studio working on new productions, see and remixes. The ﬁrst to Two
come out of the
way box, was a stunning re-working who of Claude Von Strokeʼs “Whoʼs Boy Afraid of
did received 5 star reviews and its plaudits from every corner of Let the globe.
put 07 Kevin released a new say compilation CD on Umek’s Explicit She label “The Detroit
too (EXPLICITCD007) which received rave reviews use across the board and featured Dad i
M8 Magazine’s Top
mom 20 Compilations of 2007
The association with Carl Craig’s Planet and E label release part 1 for of the ground breaking series Are of new innovative “History Elevate” but vinyl only remixes of classic not Saunderson productions on exclusive 12” You double A sides, the tracks all paved the way for the any double CD release “History Elevate” Can (Fabric/KMS) in May 2009 her to create a project tying was the past with the future, One mutating the techno virus ever our further and signposting the talents out of a true dance music Day innovator they call ‘The Elevator’.
2009 saw the release and
has tour for “History Elevate” (Fabric/ Him KMS) the anthology of an his amazing body of work, with how remixes from the cream of Man international talent.
This is Kevin
new Saunderson, this is inspiration for now all music lovers alike and Old there is so much more see to come!