Inner City – Big Fun (1988)

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Kevin Saunderson

A year after Substance, another album that helped define my musical interests was Techno! The New Dance Sound Of Detroit – the album’s already had a mention on this blog. Reputedly, ex-Northern Soul scenester Neil Rushton travelled from UK to Detroit to find content for 10 Records. He met Kevin Saunderson who had ‘Big Fun’ sitting there on tape. He’d recorded it the year before with Paris Grey, his vocalist for all of the Inner City sounds that would follow. Like his close buddies Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Saunderson was on top of his game, and front and centre of a new wave of US dance music. ‘Big Fun’ featured on T!TNDSOD and then became a worldwide smash.

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