When you make out your list of techno innovators, Kevin Saunderson finds a place near the top. There wouldn't be Detroit techno without Saunderson, Mays, or Atkins. This CD is representative of updated Saunderson. If you listen to this and his 'Faces and Phases' retrospective, you'll notice several updated tracks. From that perspective, this album isn't essential on its own. But, these updates are generally of far greater quality, edge, and use to techno/house DJ's. If you don't know Saunderson, get the X-Mix 'Transmissions from Deep Space' -- maybe the best late 90's techno mix there is!