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Carl Craig
Carl Craig
(born May 22, 1969) is an American electronic music producer, considered to be one of the most important names in the Detroit
Detroit
second generation of techno musicians. According to an article about Craig, "Of this group, Craig was often recognised as being the most artful and the most willing to engage the rapidly growing shape of techno outside Detroit."[1] Craig has approached techno using inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including jazz and soul.

Contents

1 Early years 2 Music
Music
career 3 Discography

3.1 Albums 3.2 Selected singles and EPs 3.3 DJ-mixes and compilations

4 References 5 External links

Early years[edit] Carl Craig
Carl Craig
was born in Detroit. He attended Detroit's Cooley High School, where he developed an interest in music. He learned to play guitar and later became interested in club music through a cousin who worked lighting for Detroit
Detroit
area parties. After hearing Derrick May's radio show on WJLB, Craig began experimenting with recording on a dual-deck cassette player. He later talked his parents into buying him a synthesizer and sequencer. While taking an electronics course, Craig met someone who knew May and passed along a tape of some of his home studio productions. May was impressed, and in 1989 this resulted in Craig's first professional recording, "Neurotic Behavior."[2] Music
Music
career[edit] Since 1989, Craig has released many albums under a large number of aliases, including BFC, Psyche, Paperclip People, 69, Designer Music and Innerzone Orchestra. He also had a hugely successful collaboration album with NYDJ Patrick Picasso. Using one alias, Innerzone Orchestra, in 1992 he released perhaps his best-known track, "Bug in The Bassbin", a track that many regard as being a key influence in the then evolving sound of drum and bass.[3] Craig has also created his own record label called Planet E Communications, which apart from his own work, has released records by well known techno and house artists like Kevin Saunderson, Alton Miller and Moodymann. Craig served as co-creator and artistic director for the Detroit Electronic Music
Music
Festival in 2000 and 2001. His subsequent dismissal by festival organizers caused substantial controversy within the Detroit
Detroit
techno community, igniting a high-profile campaign in his favor.[4] In 2001, Craig filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against festival producer Pop Culture Media.[5] Craig returned as artistic director for the 2010 festival, teaming up with producer Paxahau. Craig continues to be heavily involved with the festival in recent years. Regarding the many positions he has held in the music industry (artist, producer, DJ, label boss, and more), Craig has said: "I have a bad habit of getting my hands dirty in every little thing, and I really do enjoy it."[6] Discography[edit]

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Albums[edit]

Carl Craig: Landcruising, 1995 69: The Sound of Music, 1995 Paperclip People: The Secret Tapes of Doctor Eich, 1996 Carl Craig: More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art, 1997. Compare with Talking Heads' 1978 album More Songs About Buildings and Food Innerzone Orchestra: Programmed, 1999 Carl Craig: The Album Formerly Known As…, 2005 Carl Craig
Carl Craig
& Moritz von Oswald: ReComposed, 2008 Carl Craig: Versus, 2017

Selected singles and EPs[edit]

"No More Words" (12"), 1991 69: 4 Jazz
Jazz
Funk Greats (12" ep), 1991 Paperclip People: "Throw" (12"), 1994 "Science Fiction" (12"), 1995 Paperclip People: "The Climax" (12"), 1995 Paperclip People: "Floor" (12"), 1996 "A Wonderful Life" (12"), 2002 Just Another Day (12" ep), 2004 "Sparkle / Home Entertainment" (12"), 2005 "Darkness / Angel" (12"), 2006 Paris Live (12"), 2007

DJ-mixes and compilations[edit]

Psyche/BFC: Elements 1989-1990, 1996 A compilation of early tracks, recorded by Craig under the monikers of "Psyche" & "BFC" DJ-Kicks: Carl Craig, 1996 House Party 013: A Planet E Mix, 1999 Designer Music
Music
Volume One, 2000. A compilation of remixes Abstract Funk Theory, 2001 Onsumothasheeat, 2001 The Workout, 2002 Fabric 25, 2005 From the Vault: Planet E Classics Collection Vol. 1, 2006 Sessions, 2008 [7] BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, 2011

He also participated in the collaborations The Detroit
Detroit
Experiment (2003) and Sun Ra
Sun Ra
Dedication: The Myth Lives on (2003) References[edit]

^ [1] ^ Bush, John. " Carl Craig
Carl Craig
Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2015.  ^ Amanda Nowinski, "Free Jazz
Jazz
Meets Techno in the Innerzone" Billboard, July 17, 1999, p. 29. ^ "In gratitude Culture Detroit
Detroit
Metro Times". Metrotimes.com. Retrieved 2017-07-11.  ^ Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, " Carl Craig
Carl Craig
Fires Back At Festival Organizers Who Fired Him" Archived March 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., VH1
VH1
News. Accessed November 14, 2006. ^ " Carl Craig
Carl Craig
- Interview". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2017-07-11.  ^ "Microsite". Carl Craig
Carl Craig
Sessions. Retrieved 2017-07-11. 

External links[edit]

Official site Interview with DJ Times, 1999. Carl Craig
Carl Craig
RBMA lecture Beat Factor interview AV Club interview Resident Advisor interview Little White Earbuds interview

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 85318032 LCCN: no2011043473 ISNI: 0000 0001 1681 2335 GND: 134947533 SUDOC: 077721004 BNF: cb13972609t (data) MusicBrainz: 6732e9f3-5f24-4ba4-aef1-

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