Drumcode has invited a number of new and established names from across the techno scene to remix classic tracks from Kevin Saunderson’s E-Dancer alias.
The collaborative project between Saunderson and Adam Beyer, titled ‘Re:Generate’, marks 250 releases on the label and offers an update on several tracks from Saunderson’s 1998 album as E-Dancer, ‘Heavenly’.
Among the artists enlisted to remix tracks from the album are Special Request, Adam Beyer, Tygapaw, rRoxymore, Len Faki and Amelie Lens, as well as Detroit pioneers such as Robert Hood, DJ Bone and DJ Minx.
“The reason I felt the need to do an album like this is because of the strong presence and influence these tracks from the ’90s have had on so many different producers, DJs, artists and genres of music,” Saunderson says. “It’s the purest thing from me and a record that will always have a long-lasting place in my heart. I’ve had very few remixes of E-Dancer over the years, so thought why not work with different artists who I admire, who I’ve also influenced. Drumcode was a great fit for this due to my friendship with Adam. It offered a unique home bringing both the younger and older generations of techno together.”
Speaking about the project, Beyer says: “E-Dancer’s iconic ‘Heavenly’ album was a defining moment in the history of electronic music. There are so many influences that have been taken from Kevin’s music in that period that you still hear in many of the Drumcode tracks being released today. It feels great to breathe new life into these timeless tracks and present exciting and new interpretations of them here on this album.”
Drumcode will release ‘Re:Generate’ on October 1st, and a party marking the release is set to take place at London’s Printworks on October 2nd. Full line-up information will be announced at a later date.