For the next seven days on FACT, we’re celebrating #RaveWeek.
From legends of the dance to the provincial kids keeping hardcore alive in 2014, we’ll be running a series of features toasting rave music in all of its giddy, glorious forms.
First off, we’ve got a mix from Kevin Saunderson. One third of the celebrated Belleville Three (in short, the guys that invented, and then popularised techno – Saunderson, Derrick May and Juan Atkins), Saunderson remains one of dance music’s favourite sons, regularly playing festivals and helping hone the skills of his producer son, Danitez Saunderson.
Later this month, FACT will be co-hosting a stage at London’s Ceremony Festival (a new project by the team behind Found). We’ve got some of house and techno’s greatest ever names on it, from Saunderson’s Inner City project and pioneering DJ Todd Terry to second wave Chi-town hero DJ Sneak and skipmaster Grant Nelson. For tickets and more information about Ceremony, head over here, and get in the mood for both the festival and the (rave) week ahead with Saunderson’s session for FACT below.
For more Saunderson on FACT, check his Record Shopping episode for FACT TV.
KPD & Danitez Saunderson feat. La Rae Starr – Place Called Home
Various – Theme From The Blue Cucaracha (DC Private Edit)
Demarkus Lewis – Dress To KIll (Original)
Sergio Fernandez – Into The Deep (Original Mix)
Bicep – Circles (Original Mix)
Klement Bonelli – Gorge De Loup (The Funky Babe)
Alli Borem – Destinations
Kevin Saunderson Presents Inner City – The Love I Have (Agent X Remix)
Danitez Saunderson – Red Confession
Chez Damier – Untitled B (Greg Gow 2014 Update)
John Norman 313 (Original Mix)
Samuel L Session – Blazin’ Moody (Concrete Mix)
La Fleur – Arms Around (C2 Affected Remix)
Damarii Saunderson & L8M8 – 8-R-T
More Rave Week!
– Inner City and the inside story of ‘Big Fun’
– Joe Muggs is a Rubbish Raver
– Terry Farley on the history of house
– Jerome Hill is keeping rave alive
– Mella Dee’s Top 10 Rave Tapes
– Makina: the scene keeping the hardcore flame burning
– The 20 best Happy Hardcore records of all time
– The 20 best rave videos on YouTube
– The A-Z of Rave