was born in 1964 in Brooklyn, moved in his teenage to Detroit and formed at the Belleville High School together with Derrick May and Juan Atkins the infamous Belleville Three, the triumvirate of Detroit Techno. Saunderson produced under different monikers: Inner City, E-Dancer, Reese & Santonio. He is one of the architects of modern electronic music.
I live in Detroit for about 32 years. I moved here when I was about 12, living mainly in the suburbs. It let me playing sports then on making music. I love Detroit because it has plenty of green around it in the suburbs. It’s great for sports. It’s very realistic for the price of real estate. I love it because we have many lakes and rivers. Detroit represents for me hard nose, hard working people. A city that has gone through hard times trying to rebound but has been a musical mekka for decades.
Probably Aretha Franklin.
The old train station. It’s classical.
«Music Institute». It’s not around anymore but that was the best underground club Detroit has ever seen.
Sundays. Because all my sports are on, all my teams play on sunday. I’m crazy for sports.
That was actually on Gratiot Avenue. It was my studio, flat, warehouse – everything.
That would probably be the governor.
On Belle Isle. It’s an island in the Detroit River that looks across Canada.
«Transformers». Most of that footage was shot in Detroit.
The Electrifying Mojo. He was a radio personality who was unique and different.
I don’t listen to radio anymore, but if I did back in the days it was WHYT.
In my studio in Detroit.
The sound from the sewer. There’s nothing else like it.
Detroit Pistons. That’s the baseketball team. They’ve won a few championships and have been very good over the years.
Gratiot Avenue. That’s where it all came together. Myself, Derrick May and Juan Atkins lived there, we all had separate studios. That was our corner that helped us make history.