by: Rachel Narozniak
Sep 22, 2020
Heralded by Pete Tong as a “devilishly good” undertaking, Kevin Saunderson‘s Essential Mix needs no promotion, and Saunderson, no introduction. In notching his first-ever BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, Saunderson achieves another career benchmark, something that might seem a feat given the expanse of his electronic involvement.
Credited as a pioneer of the dance scene in the ’80s, Saunderson’s expertise in the Detroit techno domain remains evergreen, and seamlessly translates to the two-hour jog through house and techno stompers. Among them is “We All Move Together,” the opener to Inner City’s recent album of the same moniker. The deep tracklist includes work from Kevin Saunderson as E-dancer, Dog Blood, The Saunderson Brothers, Todd Terry, and a flush of other underground innovators.
As listeners familiar with Saunderson’s track record should expect, the trailblazer doesn’t just bring an ear-piquing lineup of songs, but also his A game. Stream the mix here.
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