Kevin Saunderson was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1964. At the age of nine he moved to Detroit, where he attended Belleville High School and befriended two students, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. Kevin Saunderson is today together with Juan Atkins and Derrick May, considered to be one of the originators of Techno, specifically Detroit techno.
Kevin Saunderson started his career as a disk jockey, and developed new skills that led him into producing records, which he released on his own label KMS Records. Kevin Saunderson has released his music using many names and "Tronik House", "Reese Project", "Essaray" and "E-Dancer", are some of them. His most commercially recognized project to date, has been Inner City with vocalist Paris Grey.