Kevin Saunderson's KMS imprint is a label that should require no introduction. The motor city label has been a Techno mainstay since it's inception in 1987. Numerous Detroit luminaries have released classic after classic on the labels hallowed grooves over the last 25+ years and it's influence is still felt in contemporary dance music today. The idea behind the KMS "Origins" series is to shine a light on the lesser known cuts in the KMS vaults as well as the classics that have given the label it's legendary status during it's lifetime. Hot on the heels of the previous collections for the label, the 'Origins' series presents another stellar selection of jams from the legendary Detroit label's archives.
Opening the EP is K.A. Posse aka Kaay Alexi, a legendary producer whose 'Tell Alexi' features here, a raw, low slung acid burner with sultry vocals and tough as nail drum programming from 1989. Killer stuff indeed. Following that we have the Jovonn Blade mix of Terrence Parker's The Lost Articles jam 'Touch Me Baby' from 1993 - some classic Detroit early proto-beatdown sounds, rough and ready and still doing damage today. On the flip is the stone cold banger 'Flash' by FIX aka Orlando Voorn, this demented P-Funk ripper never quits and is a monster! Classic material. Finishing things off is the MK mix of Nexus 21's 'Still Life Keeps Moving On', it doesn't get any bigger than this, pure heat. Pretty much an all-star line up on vol. 4, a perfect release for the novice and expert alike! File under classic, all tracks encapsulate the Detroit sound while retaining that raw energy and vibe that this music is famous for! Heat!
100% legit, compiled with the assistance of Kevin 'Reese' Saunderson and the whole KMS family, Detroit, MI.
Published: 22nd June 2017