The Detroit techno legend is set to release a double-disc remix compilation later this year.
Often credited as the man that brought Detroit house and techno to the masses, Kevin Saunderson has certainly cemented his place in dance music history. Hits like "Big Fun," "Good Life," "Rock to the Beat" and "Good Love" have become era-defining tracks, be it in the club or on the radio, and they've recently had a spit and polish from the generation of producers that they arguably helped to create on Saunderson's History Elevate 12-inch series. The second disc of the forthcoming compilation, which goes under the same name, will compile the tracks from the vinyl singles and also include new remixes from Smith & Selway and Ben Sims ("Rock to the Beat"), Simian Mobile Disco ("Big Fun").
The other disc is dedicated to showing off Saunderson's own remixing skills, shedding some light on some of the producer's first remixes (Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Cameo), versions of his favourite tracks (Cerrone's "Supernature") and some of his more recent efforts (Hercules & Love Affair and Simian Mobile Disco). Speaking further about the compilation, it seems as if Saunderson is still on a mission to spread electronic music to a wider audience. "We believe this project ties the past to the future, creating a launch pad for techno to spread our message far beyond... into deep space."
01. The Christians - The Bottle (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
02. Wee Papa Girl Rappers - Heat It Up (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
03. Ann Consuelo - Do It For Love (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
04. Cerrone - Supernature (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
05. Pet Shop Boys - Go West (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
06. Lighthouse Family - High (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
07. Hercules And Love Affair - You Belong (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
08. The Presets - This Boy's In Love (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
09 Octave One ft. Ann Saunderson - Blackwater (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
10 Simian Mobile Disco - Hustler (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
11 Cameo - Money (Kevin Saunderson Remix)
02. Inner City - Good Love (Luciano's Good Love Remix)
03. Kevin Saunderson - Bounce Your Body To The Box (Mike Shannon's Flashback Mix)
04. Kevin Saunderson - Just Want Another Chance (John Tejada Remix)
05. Inner City - Big Fun (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
06. Kevin Saunderson - Till We Meet Again (Carl Craig Remix)
07. Kevin Saunderson - The Human Bond (Claude Vonstroke Rave Recognize Rave Mix)
08. Kevin Saunderson - Rock To The Beat (Ben Sims Remix)
09. Kevin Saunderson - Rock To The Beat (Christian Smith & John Selway Remix)
10. Kevin Saunderson - Pump The Move (Samuel L Session Remix)
11. Kevin Saunderson World Of Deep (Jesse's Respect To Detroit Mix)
12. Kevin Saunderson - Bassline (Joris Voorn 07 Remix)
13. End Peace
14. Mini-mash bonus mix:
Kevin Saunderson - Bassline (Loco Dice Remix)
Inner City - Good Love (Jay Haze Edit)
Inner City - Good Life (Mathew Jonson's Acid Mix)
KMS Records & Fabric Recordings will release History Elevate on June 9th, 2009.