Kevin Saunderson Biography
Kevin Saunderson (Kevin Maurice Saunderson) is an American electronic music producer, DJ, and musician, widely recognized as one of the pioneers of Detroit techno.
Maurice attended Belleville High School and befriended two students, Derrick May, and Juan Atkins. The originators of techno, specifically Detroit techno, are often referred to as the Belleville Three.
Kevin Saunderson Age
Kevin Maurice Saunderson was born on September 5, 1964. He is [agecalc birthdate=1964-09-05]
Kevin Saunderson Wife
He is married to Sharmeela Lamarsha Saunderson.
Kevin Saunderson Detroit
He is considered to be one of the founders of Detroit techno, along with his close friends and collaborators Juan Atkins and Derrick May.
Saunderson first gained prominence in the 1980s with his group Inner City, which produced several hits including “Good Life” and “Big Fun”. These tracks were hugely influential in the development of house and techno music, and helped to establish Detroit as a major center for electronic dance music.
In addition to his work with Inner City, Saunderson has had a successful solo career as a producer and DJ. He has released numerous albums and singles, including “The Sound”, “E-Dancer”, and “History Elevate”, and has performed at major festivals and clubs around the world.
Saunderson is also known for his contributions to the Detroit techno scene as a mentor and teacher, helping to inspire and guide a new generation of electronic music producers and DJs. He remains a highly respected figure in the global techno community, and continues to push the boundaries of electronic dance music with his innovative productions and performances.
Kevin Saunderson Inner City
Inner City is a Maurice collaboration that came about “by accident,” according to him. He recorded a backing track in his home studio in 1987, but he needed lyrics and a female vocalist.
His friend, Chicago house producer Terry ‘Housemaster’ Baldwin suggested Paris Grey. “Paris agreed, flew into Detroit, came up with lyrics and ‘Big Fun’ was born.”
Maurice filed away the tape until, months later, UK dance entrepreneur Neil Rushton came to Detroit in search of music for a compilation album, Techno – The New Dance Sound Of Detroit for Virgin Records. Neil included “Big Fun” on the album.
Kevin Saunderson Big Fun
Big Fun was later released as a single and also became a worldwide smash.
Kevin Saunderson Good Life
Big Fun was later outsold by Inner City’s follow-up single, “Good Life.” The debut album, Paradise, soon followed. Through the years, and after three albums, Inner City had nine Top 40 hits in the UK and also two Top 20 albums, with combined sales of more than six million.
Kevin Saunderson E-Dancer
The E-Dancer project Kevin creates music that is “more underground.” The first E-Dancer album, ‘Heavenly,’ was later released in 1998 to critical acclaim; Spin named it “one of the ten best albums you’ve never heard.”
Kevin Saunderson Bassline
He is considered one of the pioneers of techno music and is a member of the “Belleville Three,” a group of three high school friends who are credited with creating the genre.
“Bassline” is a track that Maurice released in 1988 under his Inner City project. It features a driving bassline, classic house piano chords, and soulful vocals by Paris Grey.
The track was a huge success and became an anthem of the Detroit techno and house scenes, as well as a club classic around the world.
The bassline in the track is iconic, with a bouncing, repetitive pattern that drives the song forward and gives it its energy. Countless other producers and DJs have sampled and remixed it over the years, and it continues to be a beloved classic of the genre.
Kevin Saunderson Names
Maurice has worked under various names;
- Inner City (originally Inter City)
- KS Experience
- Reese & Santonio
- Reese Project
- Tronik house
- The Elevator
Kevin Saunderson Net Worth
They have not yet revealed Kevin’s net worth.