Something about Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May: “Easily the most dexterous in the stable of Detroit techno pioneers, Kevin Saunderson recorded some of the hardest and most mechanistic techno to come out of the Motor City. He moved from Brooklyn to the D in his teens where he hooked up with two folks at high school who are now considered to be the originators of the Detroit techno sound: Derrick May and Juan Atkins. Initially bonding over sports, they later came back together in music and made no less than history as the Belleville Three. After scoring his first official release as part of Kreem on Atkins’ label Metroplex, Saunderson later set up his own imprint KMS in order to get his music out there.In 1987, he went on to found the project Inter City that would eventually become Inner City, and push over six million units of its first release Big Fun. But Saunderson’s pop success did not dent his enthusiasm for underground, cutting-edge techno. He continued to release under a slew of pseudonyms such as E-dancer, Reese and Reese & Santonio, and rock floors all across the globe, keeping him in demand as a DJ to this very day. Here we caught him back to back with Derrick May.As one third of the aforementioned Belleville Three Derrick May helped create the beast named techno that longed for a beauty called soul, ran the groundbreaking Transmat label and produced under a plethora of names, most notably Rhythim Is Rhythim. Strings Of Life being the quintessential track of that era, Mr Mayday is responsible for an armada of highly influential tunes that all mix and mingle industrial melancholy and romantic futurism.
Artist: Kevin Saunderson B2B Derrick MayTittle: @ KMS 25 -Tribute to Detroit - St. Andrews Hall - Detroit (USA)
Rls date: 27-05-2012
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