Inner City

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

This dance music outfit are built around the prolific genius of Kevin Saunderson (9 May 1964, Brooklyn, New York, USA; programming), and the vocals of Paris Grey (b. Shanna Jackson, 5 November 1965, Glencove, Illinois, USA). Saunderson, who is also widely revered for his remix and recorded work under the title Reese Project, is the son of a member of the Marvelettes. He studied telecommunications at university, firing an interest in technology that would quickly become obvious in his musical leanings. Saunderson is the creative powerhouse of Inner City, writing all the songs and playing all the instruments, although Grey was responsible for writing her own melodies. Their first single together, 1988’s ‘Big Fun’, was lying around unissued in Saunderson’s home base of Detroit until a friend discovered it while looking for tracks for a compilation album. The record-buying public homed in on the strength of the tune (possibly one of dance...

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