Dantiez, born and bred in Michigan, is the son of Techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson and singer-songwriter Ann Saunderson. From an early age, surrounded by such influential creatives, Dantiez knew music was the way for him. Inspired by his generation’s reaction to electronica, Dantiez completely immersed himself in production and DJing.
Directly connected to Detroit’s rich musical heritage, he learned from his dad and fellow Techno innovators: Derrick May and Juan Atkins, whilst drawing further inspiration from the likes of Marco Carola, Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin and Dubfire. From this Dantiez honed his craft, with songs beginning to reflect all sides of his taste pallet: energetic, Detroit-infused, underground but with a Pop vibe that’s still rooted in Tech-House and Techno.
These early explorations paid off. Dantiez secured tracks on esteemed labels, most notably: Defected, Toolroom, Nervous and of course KMS, the legendary label owned by his father, which Dantiez helped relaunch and now heads its A&R department. Alongside these production credentials, Dantiez is a busy touring DJ with many high-profile events under his belt, like Boiler Room and Movement Electronic Music Festival. Dantiez has also earned his stripes as an in demand remixer, even being asked to reinvent material by childhood heroes: Green Velvet and Carl Craig.
This young man undoubtedly knows what he wants and where he’s going, “Ultimately the sky’s the limit… I hope to keep travelling the world, sharing my music and good vibes with others”.
Inner City Release ‘Good Luck’
Inner City are back with …
Inner City are back with a new release, ‘Good Luck’ feat. LaRae Starr on KMS Records. The track sees Dantiez, son of Inner City founder Kevin Saunderson, joining the fray, thus marking a new phase for the group with Dantiez as a now permanent feature. With vocals from LaRae Starr woven through production by Dantiez & Kevin Saunderson, plus remixes from Sure Is Pure, Chuck Daniels and DEAS, ‘Good Luck’ shows Inner City have remained a vital part of the scene’s avant-garde for almost three decades. Check the track below!