Electronic music fans have plenty cause to motivate tonight: One of techno music’s founding fathers, Kevin Saunderson, will be DJ’ing at Gallery in Silver Spring as part of the weekly electronic dance music night, Loda. Along with Derrick May and Juan Atkins, Saunderson is a true pioneer who helped surface techno’s sound from the underground clubs of Detroit to international acclaim in the mid-late ’80s.

Loda is a relatively new event hosted by the 88 folks at Gallery in Silver Spring, which focuses on bringing national and international electronic music acts to the area, and “broaden our musical palette and understanding of the larger EDM landscape.” They’ve been featuring some quality acts in past months: from Carl Craig to the UK’s Headhunter, juxtaposed with hot local outfits like Nouveau Riche and Measax + Docindo.Dorsey.

Don’t be deterred by the fact that it’s in Silver Spring … it’s literally right off the Red Line, so no excuses. Details below:

Kevin Saunderson
Plus more TBA
Friday, December 5th
9pm – 3am
115 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD