Grammy nominated artist Janelle Monae recently had the pleasure of meeting fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld during a show in Russia.
Check out the link below to witness them discuss their affinity for dressing in black and white and to hear what the great Karl Lagerfeld had to say about Ms. Mon
Download Kevin Saunderson’s most recent WKQI Channel 955 Detroit Live Radio Mixdown Here
Watch the trailer for the forthcoming Kevin Saunderson Vs Derrick May 2011 World Tour Here
Respected and acknowledged around the world as one of the three Detroit Techno innovators (along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May), Kevin Saunderson is a legend who helped to reshape the future of Dance music as we know it today. It’s been over 20 years of incomparable DJ sets, live shows, productions, remixes and alter ego’s, but perhaps 2010 was the busiest time in Kevin Saunderson’s career. With a global resurgence in the techno genre and on the heels of his 2009 two-disc retrospective History Elevate, Kevin shifted into another gear by offering a constant flow of exciting new music via his KMS Records label, relaunching (with Paris Grey) the most celebrated Inner City project and by touring, producing and remixing more than ever before.
There’s no doubt that 2010 was highlighted by the reunion of Inner City at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in May. In fact, Kevin’s biggest achievement to date – and his most commercially recognized project – is Inner City. Considered one of the World’s most influential Dance acts of all time, the Detroit duo is known for pioneering hits like “Big Fun” and “Good Life”, “Ain’t Nobody Better”, through to “Hallelujah”, “Pennies From Heaven”, “Till We Meet Again”, “Do Ya”, “Your Love” (to name but a few) plus the Spanish re-recording of their 1989 hit “Good Life”,(Buena Vida), which became a Number One Club hit in Europe and entered the Top Ten on the UK Pop Charts. To date, Inner City have had 12 Top 40 hits in the UK, as well as having had two Top 20 albums, with combined sales of more than six million. Inner City also received four Gold singles, one Gold Album and one Platinum Album.
Inner City’s legend is reaching a whole new generation of fans thanks to a series of new remixes being released through Kevin’s own KMS records. In November the “Future EP” was released featuring a series of three brand new remixes from Dutch producer Orlando Voorn, while on December 5, a brand new “Good Life” package was released featuring the “2011 Live Tour Remix” and “Paul Anthony and ZXX Remix.” Kevin’s A&R skills are also evident in the November release of Brandon Decarlo’s “Upside Deficient EP” and his co-production with nephew Kweku Saunderson entitled “Roll On.” This truly is the next generation of Saunderson!
In 2011, Kevin Saunderson joins forces with Derrick May for a world tour featuring a four-turntable tag-team battle – techno like it oughta be. Kevin’s also preparing a bunch of new tracks under his own name and for Inner City while a very special collaboration with another techno legend is in the works (more on that down the road.) In the meantime, an essential listen for any techno and dance music fan is Kevin Saunderson’s History Elevate compilation. The first Disc features Kevin’s own remixes of tracks from Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Cameo, Cerrone, Hercules & Love Affair and Simian Mobile Disco while the second disc features artists (including Luciano, Carl Craig, Jesse Rose, etc) remixing Kevin’s originals tracks. Get it here
Best part is the crew that join in with him, love the comradery and mix of styles!
No idea if there’s a tribal link here, but if so, that makes it even more dope
Astronote – Astronomix
New Astronote, the French Producer, called “Astronomix”. The project includes mainly original songs that he produced over the last year, with a couple remixes and exclusives that are previously unreleased thrown in as well. It includes songs by Donwill, Marv Won, Ro Spit, Invincible, Ill Bill and remixes of joints by Drake & Jay Electronica. The front and back covers and track list are in the zip file.
Magestik Legend – The Great Escape
Astronote produced the majority of Michigan emcee Magestik Legend’s new album, “The Great Escape”. Our fam, recent Red Bull Big Tune US winner 14KT produced the two songs Astronote didn’t.
DJ Graffiti aka The Mangler – Mangladesh Radio Show
I personally, started a Hip-Hop radio podcast on http://www.SpineTV.net called Mangladesh. The downloadable or streamable mixshow features the best records that I come across each month and always ends with 20 minutes of Detroit & Michigan Hip-Hop.