Detroit Techno innovator Kevin Saunderson returns with brand new KMS releases + Kweku Saunderson + Inner City + tour with Derrick May in 2011

Detroit Techno innovator Kevin Saunderson returns with brand new KMS releases + Kweku Saunderson + Inner City + tour with Derrick May in 2011

Watch the trailer for the forthcoming Kevin Saunderson Vs Derrick May 2011 World Tour Here

Respected and acknowledged around the world as one of the three Detroit Techno innovators (along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May), Kevin Saunderson is a legend who helped to reshape the future of Dance music as we know it today. It’s been over 20 years of incomparable DJ sets, live shows, productions, remixes and alter ego’s, but perhaps 2010 was the busiest time in Kevin Saunderson’s career. With a global resurgence in the techno genre and on the heels of his 2009 two-disc retrospective History Elevate, Kevin shifted into another gear by offering a constant flow of exciting new music via his KMS Records label, relaunching (with Paris Grey) the most celebrated Inner City project and by touring, producing and remixing more than ever before.

There’s no doubt that 2010 was highlighted by the reunion of Inner City at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in May. In fact, Kevin’s biggest achievement to date – and his most commercially recognized project – is Inner City. Considered one of the World’s most influential Dance acts of all time, the Detroit duo is known for pioneering hits like “Big Fun” and “Good Life”, “Ain’t Nobody Better”, through to “Hallelujah”, “Pennies From Heaven”, “Till We Meet Again”, “Do Ya”, “Your Love” (to name but a few) plus the Spanish re-recording of their 1989 hit “Good Life”,(Buena Vida), which became a Number One Club hit in Europe and entered the Top Ten on the UK Pop Charts. To date, Inner City have had 12 Top 40 hits in the UK, as well as having had two Top 20 albums, with combined sales of more than six million. Inner City also received four Gold singles, one Gold Album and one Platinum Album.

Inner City live @ Detroit Electronic Music Festival – May 2010

Inner City’s legend is reaching a whole new generation of fans thanks to a series of new remixes being released through Kevin’s own KMS records. In November the “Future EP” was released featuring a series of three brand new remixes from Dutch producer Orlando Voorn, while on December 5, a brand new “Good Life” package was released featuring the “2011 Live Tour Remix” and “Paul Anthony and ZXX Remix.” Kevin’s A&R skills are also evident in the November release of Brandon Decarlo’s “Upside Deficient EP” and his co-production with nephew Kweku Saunderson entitled “Roll On.” This truly is the next generation of Saunderson!

In 2011, Kevin Saunderson joins forces with Derrick May for a world tour featuring a four-turntable tag-team battle – techno like it oughta be. Kevin’s also preparing a bunch of new tracks under his own name and for Inner City while a very special collaboration with another techno legend is in the works (more on that down the road.) In the meantime, an essential listen for any techno and dance music fan is Kevin Saunderson’s History Elevate compilation. The first Disc features Kevin’s own remixes of tracks from Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Cameo, Cerrone, Hercules & Love Affair and Simian Mobile Disco while the second disc features artists (including Luciano, Carl Craig, Jesse Rose, etc) remixing Kevin’s originals tracks.

Brandon Decarlo
“Upside Deficient EP”
November 15, 2010

A: “Upside”
B: “Upside Re-Mix (Orlando Voorn Remix)”
C: “Cadence”
D: “Deliberate”

Inner City
“Future EP”
November 22, 2010

A: Future (Part 1) (Orlando Voorn Dub Mix)
B: Future (Part 1) (Orlando Voorn I.C. Remix)
C: Future (Part 1) (Orlando Voorn Summer Dub)

Kevin & Kweku Saunderson
“Roll On”
November 29, 2010

A: “Roll On (Original Mix)”

Inner City
“Good Life 2011”
December 6, 2010

A: “Good Life (2011 Live Tour Remix)”
B: “Good Life (Paul Anthony and ZXX Remix)”

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