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Event DetailsGet a taste of THE GOOD LIFE with Detroit legends & all-time greats -- INNER CITY (helmed by house/techno legend Kevin Saunderson) LIVE!
DJ Dials & 1015 Folsom Present
INNER CITY full live band
Thursday March 5th -- 9pm -- Ages 21+
The Detroit electronic music group Inner City, one of the most influential dance acts of all time, commemorating 30 Years!
Formed in 1987 by record producer, composer and international DJ Kevin Saunderson (who with fellow Detroiters Juan Atkins and Derrick May, are renowned as the “The Belleville Three”, the originators of Techno) and vocalist Paris Grey, Inner City are best known for their early crossover hits “Big Fun” and “Good Life”. Further success saw the group topping the US Billboard dance chart five times and securing nine Top 40 hits on the UK singles chart.
The 30th anniversary marked a new chapter for Inner City, one which sees Kevin Saunderson now joined by his son and creative protégé Dantiez as a full-time member. New material and a live show, featuring a variety of musical collaborators and vocalists, premiered at the 2018 Movement Festival which set the stage for Inner City’s new era – working alongside local talent inclusive of vocal sensation, Steffanie Christi’an.
In Kevin’s own words: “we have an enormous catalogue of classics from our previous years and now we are moving and shaping a new sound for a new generation. It’s been 30 unforgettable years of Inner City,” says Kevin. “Thinking back to when I first started the group, I could never have predicted how it would transform, now with my son Dantiez by my side, leading us into the future with great music for years to come. It’s going to be exciting for sure!”
With over three decades in the game under Inner City’s wing; with a renewed commitment to live performances featuring a strong family core; and two generations of Saunderson men in the studio – Inner City are poised to enjoy the good life as much today as they did in 1987.
The wait is over. This week, Australian vibe-maker, Touch Sensitive, returns with his new single ‘Lay Down’, his first official release since 2013’s cult hit, ‘Pizza Guy.’
A supreme slice of Slow Motion House, armed with a swaggering bassline, syncopated synthesizers and hands that pretty much clap themselves, ‘Lay Down’ is the entree to Touch Sensitive’s debut album, out later this year on Future Classic.
“I’ve always had a two or three year gap between releases, so why break the tradition now?” he laughs. Luckily, fans have always known Touch Sensitive to preference quality over quantity. “Whenever I make something, I ask myself two questions,” he says. ‘Would I keep this in my iTunes?’ and ‘Would I show this to my friends?’ That’s really how I judge music.”
Touch Sensitive is the ultimate triple-threat; as a producer, in-demand live performer and DJ, he’s a treasured slashie for artists and audiences alike. Whether it’s remixing Rufus, collaborating with Flume or touring internationally with Flight Facilities, he’s become renowned as the man with an ear for hooks and impeccable taste.
‘Lay Down’ continues this trend, combining the sky-high falsetto of ‘80s, floor-filling disco with the rhythmic dynamism that has become a standard in Touch Sensitive’s frenetic live performances.
“It was fine line between sounding like right now and it being a bit more ambiguous as to when it was made,” says Touch Sensitive of his new material. “[Besides], today’s techniques are gone tomorrow.”
Touch Sensitive is affectionately considered Future Classic’s spirit animal. His affiliation with the label runs deep; ‘Body Stop’ was one of Future Classic’s first releases and he has played on hits for a sizeable contingent his labelmates, including Hayden James, Flight Facilities, Anna Lunoe, Charles Murdoch and Flume, his blue bass is now recognisable across many of their live shows.
With ‘Lay Down’, Touch Sensitive finally steps fully into the limelight, dancing shoes at the ready. Never has a song’s title been quite so misleading.