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Saturday June 22nd, 2013 with DJ TEKNOBRAT
Kevin Maurice Saunderson & Family + KMS Records Special Feature

This week on CKCU's flagship disco show THE GROOVE RADIO SHOW, DJ TEKNOBRAT fills in with a special showcase and feature on one of the 3 Detroit Techno pioneers of the Belleville Three this of course is the Kevin Maurice Saunderson & Family + KMS Records Special Feature. This features 2 Hours of material under his real name and alter monikers Inner City, Reese, Tronik House and E-Dancer along with tracks from his son Damarii Saunderson and releases from past and present on his notorious & legendary KMS Records label. The Second hour will feature an exclusive interview with the man himself Kevin Saunderson and sons Damarii Saunderson & Dantiez Saunderson + nephew Kweku Saunderson this was conducted by Teknobrat on May 26th 2013 during the Movement 2013 festival at Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan, USA Kevin Maurice Saunderson BIO Kevin Saunderson (born Kevin Maurice Saunderson, September 5, 1964, Brooklyn, New York) is an American electronic music producer. At the age of nine he moved to Belleville, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit where he attended Belleville High School and befriended two students, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. Saunderson, with Atkins and May, (often called the "Belleville Three"), is considered to be one of the originators of techno, specifically Detroit techno. He is married to Sharmeela Lamarsha Saunderson. Although frequently associated with Detroit, Kevin Saunderson spent the early years of his life in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to Belleville, Michigan, a rural town some 30 miles from Detroit. Saunderson first met future Techno pioneer Derrick May when the two were fourteen. May had decided not to pay Saunderson after losing a bet and, one day at school, Saunderson punched May in the face, knocking him out cold and giving him a concussion. After the altercation, the two became best friends. During high school, Saunderson and Belleville High School classmate Juan Atkins were fans of DJ Charles "The Electrifying Mojo" Johnson. Atkins and May soon became serious about mixing others' music and creating their own, but Saunderson pursued other goals first, studying telecommunications and playing American football at Eastern Michigan University. Atkins had begun recording with Cybotron in 1981, but it was not until 1987 that May followed suit and made a record. Initially concentrating on becoming a DJ, Saunderson was inspired to create his own music after watching the six-month-long process as Atkins and May completed "Let's Go." Atkins shared his technical expertise with Saunderson, and those early sessions led to a track called "Triangle Of Love." "I used to wake up in the middle of the night, go into my studio - which was in the next room - and lay down the ideas as they came to me. At the time it was all about experimentation and being a college kid" Saunderson writes on his web page autobiography. "Triangle of Love" was released under the pseudonym Kreem on Atkins' label, Metroplex. Inner City is a Saunderson collaboration that came about "by accident," according to Saunderson. In 1987 he recorded a backing track in his home studio, but 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. Saunderson 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. Rushton included "Big Fun" on the album. It was soon released as a single and became a worldwide smash, only to be outsold by Inner City's follow-up single, "Good Life." A debut album, Paradise, soon followed. Over the years, and after three albums, Inner City had nine Top 40 hits in the UK and two Top 20 albums, with combined sales of more than six million. The E-Dancer project Saunderson creates music that is "more underground." The first E-Dancer album, 'Heavenly,' was released in 1998 to critical acclaim; Spin named it “one of the ten best albums you’ve never heard.” Saunderson continues to develop his record label KMS. "The aim is to help and develop new talent and more importantly to continue to create and release great music," wrote Saunderson. Saunderson also sponsors traveling youth baseball teams, and helps coach and manage one of those teams, the Metro Detroit Dodgers. Also, his son plays on the baseball team A Green. On May 15, 2007, Saunderson made his Second Life debut performing live at a mixed reality event, celebrating the Grand Opening of Detroit Life - The Motor City inside The Metaverse. The same year, Saunderson compiled a mixtape for Triple J, an Australian radio station. In November 2012, his mixing board will be on display at the newly renovated Detroit Historical Museum. Saunderson has worked under a number of names, including: E-dancer Esseray Inner City (originally Inter City) Kaos Keynotes Kreem KS Experience Reese Reese & Santonio Reese Project Tronikhouse The Elevator ---------------------------------------------- Bio and information taken from reference:
DJ TEKNOBRAT presents:

Kevin Maurice Saunderson & Family + KMS Records Special Feature Part 1

100% Vinyl Format Mixed

Detroit Techno, Techno, House, Hardcore Breakbeats, Acid, Tech House, & Techno Hip House.

Broacast time: 2013-06-22nd
13:00 to 14:00 E.S.T Ottawa Time
17:00 to 18:00 G.M.T Universal Time
Big Fun
Inner City - Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit LP Compilation "Released in 1988" - 10 Records
Good Life (Mayday Mix)
Inner City - Good Life EP "released in 1988" - Virgin
Do You Love What You Feel (Master Reese Mix)
Inner City - Do You Love What You Feel EP "released in 1989" - 10 Records / Virgin
Ain't Nobody Better (Magic Juan Techno Trix Mix)
Inner City - Ain't Nobody Better EP "released in 1988" - Virgin
House Fever (Duane Bradley Remix)
Inner City - Paradise Remixed LP "released in 1989" - Virgin / 10 Records
Pennies From Heaven (Kevin's Tunnel Mix)
Inner City - Pennies From Heaven EP "released in 1992" - Virgin
That Man (He's All Mine) (Techno City Uptempo Mix)
Inner City - That Man (He's All Mine) (Remix) EP "released in 1990" - 10 Records
Praise (Mayday Mix)
Inner City - Praise EP "released in 1992" - 10 Records
Definition Of Love (Underground-Techno-Nition Mix)
K.OS (Chaos) Featuring Simianne - Definition Of Love EP "released in 1989" - KMS Records
You're Mine (Techno Hip Mix)
Reese - You're Mine EP "released in 1989" - KMS Records
Mental Techno
Tronikhouse ‎ - Hardcore Techno EP "released in 1991" - KMS Records
Grab The Beat (Joey Beltram Remix)
E-Dancer - Pump The Move / Grab The Beat EP "released in 1991" - KMS Records
Up Tempo (The Groove Rider Mix)
Tronikhouse - Spark Plug EP "released in 1992" - KMS Records
Talk To Me (Vocal Mix 1)
Karen Joy - Talk To Me EP "Extremely rare vinyl copy limited to 100 copies released in 1992" - KMS Records
Badd Minded (For The Box Mix)
Ontoni - Badd Minded EP "released in 1992" - KMS Records
You Don't Know (Vice Mix)
Que Sera Sera - You Don't Know EP "released in 1992" - KMS Records
E-Dancer - Heavenly EP "released in 1997" - KMS Records
Funky Funk Funk
Reese ‎ - Funky Funk Funk / Bassline EP "very rare green vinyl pressing released in 1991" - Network Records
The Human Bond (Claude VonStroke Rave Recognize Rave Mix)
Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate 5 EP "released in 2009" - KMS Records
Esser'ay – Forces
Esser'ay - ‎– Kms 25th Anniversary Classics - Vinyl Sampler 8 "released in 2012" - KMS Records
DJ TEKNOBRAT presents:

Kevin Maurice Saunderson & Family + KMS Records Special Feature Part 2

100% Vinyl controlled Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Digital Mix

Detroit Techno, Techno, House, Deep House, Garage House, Tech House & Minimal Tech House

Broacast time: 2013-06-22nd
14:00 to 15:00 E.S.T Ottawa Time
18:00 to 19:00 G.M.T Universal Time
Kevin Saunderson & Sons + Nephew interviewed by DJ Teknobrat at Movement Festival 2013 Hart Plaza, Detroit, Michigan, USA 2013-05-26th
Kevin Saunderson & Sons plus Nephew - Bunkerbliss Presents Interview Series 2013-05-26A - Bunkerbliss Presents Canadian New
Till We Meet Again (Carl Craig Remix)
Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate 1 EP "released in 2007" - Planet E / KMS Records
Vision Of Love
Bicep - Vision of Love EP "released in 2013" - KMS Records New
Future Feat Inner City (Kenny Larkin Tension Mix)
Kevin Saunderson - Future EP "released in 2011" - Defected
Good Love (Luciano's Good Love Remix)
Kevin Saunderson Feat. Inner City - History Elevate 4 EP "released in 2008" - KMS Records
The Sound (Jay Lumen Sacred Sounds Remix)
Kevin Saunderson - The Sound (Jay Lumen Sacred Sounds Remix) "released in 2012" - Toolroom Trax
Bassline (Loco Dice Remix)
Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate 1 EP "released in 2007" - Planet E / KMS Records
L8M8 & Damarii Saunderson - Madness (Part One) "released in 2013" - Sounds of Juan New
World of deep (Jesse Rose respect to Detroit remix)
Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate 4 EP "released in 2008" - KMS Records
Rock To The Beat (Christian Smith & John Selway Remix)
Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate LP "released in 2009" - KMS Records
Just Want Another Chance (John Tejada Remix)
Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate 3 EP "released in 2008" - KMS Records
Kevin Saunderson - Kevin Saunderson In The House LP Mix Compilation "released in 2012" - Defected / ITH Records
Future (C2 Edit)
Kevin Saunderson feat Inner City - Future (Remixes) EP "released in 2011" - Defected
En Pensant (Phil Weeks Remix)
Kevin Saunderson + Alessandro Picone - Kevin Saunderson In The House LP Mix Compilation "released in 2012" - Defected / ITH Records
Madness (Ed Lee & Natalia Data Remix)
L8M8 & Damarii Saunderson - Madness (Part Two) EP "released in 2013" - Sounds of Juan New
Pump The Move (Samuel L Session Remix)
Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate 2 EP "released in 2007" - Planet E / KMS Records
Good Life (Mathew Jonson's Acid Remix)
Kevin Saunderson Feat. Inner City - History Elevate 3 EP "released in 2008" - KMS Records Canadian
How To Play Our Music (Ben Sims 25th Anniversary Edit)
Reese & Santonio - KMS 25th Year Anniversary Edits EP "released in 2012" - KMS Records
Bassline (Koris Voorn Mix 07)
Kevin Saunderson - History Elevate 2 EP "released in 2007" - Planet E / KMS Records
Interactive CKCU
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1:20 PM, June 22nd, 2013
Wayne Foreman
Your set reminds me of late night sets on Chicago radio < mixes by badboybill. Great mixing Mr. Teknobrat.

1:34 PM, June 22nd, 2013
Thanks for the amazing feedback especially from Wayne :-) Very Touching

1:40 PM, June 22nd, 2013
Excellent feature, Thomas. A true inspiration. It makes me wish I grew up at Belleville high school to hear him back in the day

2:07 PM, June 22nd, 2013
Its funny how not even one hour south of Ottawa we have Belleville Ontario and in Detroit abouth 30 minutes west in the burbs they have Belleville Michigan :-)

2:14 PM, June 22nd, 2013
Ah yes! This is the classic 'The Sound' I think.. takin me back! I once visited and even played in Belleville ON, I don't think it's the same as Belleville MI - but you will have feature the Ontario town another day :)

2:19 PM, June 22nd, 2013
Pump the Move is an all-time favourite. Great set, T :)

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