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When Detroit Techno Went Pop

120 minsFirst aired 29 Oct 2018Next Peak Time Tomorrow at 12:00pm EDT
Illustration by Teddy Guerreo

Neil Rushton and Kevin Saunderson on Inner City’s 1988 crossover hits “Good Life” and “Big Fun.”

On today’s show, we call up British journalist, DJ, record dealer, record label entrepreneur, event promoter and author Neil Rushton to discuss the impact of Inner City’s singles “Big Fun” and “Good Life” (produced by Detroit techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson), both of which turn 30 this year. We’ll also listen back to a clip of the RBMA Berlin 2018 lecture with Kevin Saunderson, the man behind the Inner City project and one of the Belleville Three, with Juan Atkins and Derrick May.


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Produced by Sara Casella

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