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Kevin Saunderson

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Kevin Saunderson (born in Brooklyn, New York on May 9, 1964) is an American electronic music producer. At the age of nine he moved to Detroit, Michigan, 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.

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. As teenagers attending Belleville High School, Atkins, May, and Saunderson were fans of DJ Charles “The Electrifying Mojo” Johnson and the pop, disco, and funk music he played. 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 1985 that May followed suit and made a record. Initially concentrating on becoming a DJ, Saunderson watched the six-month-long process as May completed “Let’s Go;” he was inspired to create his own music.

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  • RussellChap

    Kevin Sanderson is one of THE dons of dance music. He is a innovator & populist too his music is a testament to his talent.

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • primalstatik

    Transmission From Deep Space Radio

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • DancingImages

    Just saw him last night (today?). So good! He may be "local" to me, but this guy kills it. Detroit techno is the best techno.

    23 Jul 2011 Reply
  • spectralf1re

    Just got into house only a few years ago and came up on this man today. Amazing artist, saddens me I'm the first person this year to comment his page

    25 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Meyoshiam

    @rtelles1.. March 2010 and you say his music is so superior. Just goes to show how original the original three were to techno. Love the P.L.U.R.

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • rtelles1

    Big Oi from Brazil! Your music is superb, so clearly superior to most stuff that is out there by the other guys. When can we expect to see you in Rio or São Paulo?

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • digitalform

    i like this veRY much mmmyessss

    14 Sep 2009 Reply
  • deafdawg

    check out this amazing Kevin Saunderson Dj session recorded in Detroit: http://r.fm/artist/kevin-saunderson /Love from Stockholm R.fm - Acid Squaredance

    9 Jul 2009 Reply
  • marktremaine

    you were insane last night ... many thanks!

    26 May 2009 Reply
  • EazyEdo

    I can't stop listening to his Live at Sunday best 7-13-2008 set. Hes really rockin up the place.

    20 May 2009 Reply
  • Marquart

    thx

    25 Jan 2009 Reply
  • digitwebdesign

    dance musik hero

    24 Jan 2009 Reply
  • TKAlex

    Beat Is Murder!

    24 Jan 2009 Reply
  • wakimen

    que bueno es!!!!

    23 Sep 2008 Reply
  • goA_

    X-Mix Transmission From Deep Space Radio=WIN

    4 Feb 2008 Reply
  • tarz4n

    Kevin Saunderson - Bassline (Joris Voorn Mix 07) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    28 Dec 2007 Reply

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