After returning to Leeds with a bang a few years ago, Shine have been inviting some of house music biggest and best names to The Warehouse in Leeds, one of the cities most iconic night clubs. Saturdays in Leeds have recently seen the likes of Marshall Jefferson, David Morales, Todd Terry, X-Press 2 and Ce Ce Rogers thanks to Shine’s policy of classic, no nonsense house music.
On July 2nd, Shine will be returning with arguably their biggest booking since their return, Kevin Saunderson. This individual is perhaps most well known for being part of the Detroit supergroup Inner City, which provided some of the biggest dance anthems of all time, Good Life and Big Fun. Saunderson is also just as well known however, for being one third of the Bellville three, with Juan Atkins and Derrick May, who together are the three founding fathers of techno. This trio was spawned in their hometown of Detroit after the three went to the same school together, which derives their nickname.
Also the brains of the legendary record label KMS and fabricator of modern dance floor gems including Future, Kevin Saunderson is a timeless artists who hasn’t lost his flair both making tunes or playing them. With a reputation preceding him, he has maintained it to a high standard and will be a great guest to see at The Warehouse on July 2nd.
Joining Kevin will be Robert Owens, who is also one third of another legendary musical trio, this time from Chicago, Fingers Inc. Alongside Larry Heard and Ron Wilson, Fingers Inc. brought us some of the biggest house music anthems, in a similar feat that of Saunderson. Can You Feel It is the one that sticks out as their all time greatest tracks, which went down in house history. Shine regular K-Klass as well as John Kelly and new resident Buckley will also be appearing, not to mention Richard Gill, Graham Dixon, Mark Holliday and Garry Dabill.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Kevin Saunderson