Detroit techno legend
ClashMusic DJ Mix Podcast - Kevin Saunderson

A Detroit techno legend steps up for the Clashmusic mix this week, Kevin Saunderson.

One of the acclaimed “Belleville Three”, along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May, Saunderson helped pioneer the Detroit sound through his production prowess, although he is – somewhat ironically – perhaps best known in wider circles for several tracks by his Inner City project with Paris Grey, ‘Big Fun’ and ‘Good Fun’.

And though still very much renowned for his techno back catalogue and work alongside Atkins and May, Saunderson has always been a distinctive artist in his own right, refusing to be shaped by one genre. As such, Saunderson proves his house chops on his Clashmusic mix, exploring a range of deep, funky contemporary Chicago and Detroit house vibes.

Tracks by fellow Detroit luminary Stacey Pullen and Mathew Jonson’s Cobblestone Jazz project are featured on the mix, but then as a cheeky nod to his legacy, Saunderson dives back into techno territory for the end of the mix, finishing with a cluster of varied, beefy techno edits of several Ben Sims’ tracks, under Saunderson’s own Reese moniker. It’s a masterful touch.

Kevin Saunderson will be playing at VIVa Warriors, Sankeys Ibiza, this summer, at the opening party on 4 July and on 15 August.

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Kevin Saunderson tracklist

1. Unknown - Unknown
2. Get Over U ft. B Slade (Directors Cut Mix - Sami Dee Edit)
3. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (MK Dub)
4. Unknown - Now You Know (Original Mix)
5. Cobblestone Jazz - Memories (From Where You Are)
6. ATFC - I Called U (The Conversation) (ATFC’s Conversation Killer Remix)
7. Stacey Pullen - Circus Act
8. Uner - Pallene
9. The Wizard Brian Coxx and Roland Clark - The Deeper I Go (Mr. V Remix)
10. Lauer & Canard ft. Greg Note - Rising Sun
11. Ben Sims - How to play our music (Reese 25th Edit)
12. Ben Sims - The Sound (Reese 25th Edit)
13. Ben Sims - Bounce Your Body to the Box (Reese 25th Edit)
14. Ben Sims - Basseline (Joris Voorn Remix) (Reese 25th Edit)

Check out the previous episodes of our Dj Mix Series on iTunes HERE or individually on HERE

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