Inner City is an American house and techno group that formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1987. The group is composed of the record producer and composer Kevin Saunderson and the Chicago, Illinois native Paris Grey. Saunderson is renowned as one of the Belleville Three--along with Juan Atkins and Derrick May--high school friends who later originated the Detroit techno sound.
Inner City topped dance charts in America and the UK eight times, hit the Top 40 in the UK Singles Chart nine times, and sold around six million records. The group is best known for its early dancefloor-pop music crossover tracks "Big Fun" (UK #8, US Dance #1) and "Good Life" (UK #4, US Dance #1). Other hits include "Do You Love What You Feel" (UK #16, US Dance #1) and "Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin'" (UK #12, US Dance #8). The music videos to these songs received significant airplay throughout the world. Later work introduced a hybrid of techno, jazz and swing beats with a more soulful sound in the vein of downtempo British groups such as Soul II Soul and Massive Attack. The group recorded three albums for Virgin/EMI Records and one single for Columbia/SME Records.
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