Kevin Saunderson

Kevin Saunderson is one of the godfathers of techno but he’s never
rested on his laurels. He has dedicated himself to electronic music
for over three decades, creating timeless records that have
consistently kept him at the cutting-edge of club culture.
This forward-thinking approach comes as no surprise from an artist
whose name is synonymous with the futuristic sound and attitude of
Detroit. Kevin is written into dance music history as one of the
Belleville Three and he continues to focus on introducing the new
generation of club kids to real house and techno.
The impact of his projects and his style – Inner City, E-Dancer, the
KMS record label, his invention of the Reese bass and pioneering
remixes (his reworks of Wee Papa Girls were some of the earliest
rap/house crossovers) – continue to be felt across dance music
culture thanks to legendary records like ‘Good Life’ and ‘Heavenly’
and, crucially, because Kevin is still active and committed to the craft
of house and techno. Inner City, which now includes Kevin’s son and
creative counterpoint Dantiez Saunderson, recently reaffirmed their
status as house royalty with their fourth album ‘We All Move
Together’ (which included an incendiary collab with Idris Elba) and a
stunning remix of Aluna and Jayda G. e-Dancer has been on a rich run
of form, releasing jackin’ tracks that come accompanied with a
mind-boggling live show, as experienced when Kevin blew the roof off
Printworks in London. And the KMS imprint moves into the future by
releasing the highest quality productions from artists in Kevin’s orbit,
from legends like MK and Chez Damier to legends-in-the-making like
Patrick Topping.

Kevin’s relentless creativity means he’s in the spotlight for pushing the
music and the culture forward. He was recently on the cover of DJ
Mag, featured in GQ and stood up for Black Lives Matter in Rolling
Stone and Mixmag, highlighting the Black roots of house and techno.
He’s also rocked Boiler Room with Inner City and Beatport made a
short film about his pioneering work in the studio. Hollywood came
knocking when he was asked to soundtrack the nightclub scene in the
new Batman movie, alongside Patrick Topping. And yes, there’s been
some nods to his Godfather status – the Belleville Three took part in
Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2022.
As Kevin moves into his fourth decade at the helm of house and
techno, he refuses to let up. KMS is about to be relaunched, more
e-Dancer music is coming and a new Inner City live show, which will
include exclusive B2B sessions withDantiez, is in the works. There’s
only one mission: to keep spreading the original message of Chicago,
Detroit and New York to the world.