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I did this for work, I also do interviews for Rhythmism.com. This was a big one, Carl Craig, one of Detroit’s famed second wave (along with names you electronic guys will know like Richie Hawtin… Intro is below, I just linked to the website for the rest…

Carl Craig is a true legend in the world of electronic music, and specifically, techno – a genre he helped spread to the world as part of Detroit’s famed 2nd Wave of producers and DJs. Under the tutelage of original Motor City juggernauts like Derek May, Carl quickly branched out on his own to found his personal imprint, Planet E. Over two decades the record label has housed work under his numerous aliases, BFC, Psyche, Paperclip People, 69, Designer Music, and Innerzone Orchestra, served as a springboard for young artists, and released tracks from the likes of Kevin Saunderson, Alton Miller and Moodymann.

At present, Carl is starting a tour of live performances as 69, the alias he released his first Planet E track under 20 years ago. The tour will include numerous special guests, including Luciano, a friend and collaborator on numerous artistic endevours, along with Ricardo Villalobos, Dubfire, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Psycatron, Paul Woolford, Radio Slave, Chris Liebing and many others. In February, Carl released 20 F@#&ING Years – We Ain’t Dead Yet, a best-of compilation of Planet E productions, while throughout the year dropping a series of monthly Planet E catalogue remixes, produced by some of Carl’s expansive group of industry heavyweight friends.

REST OF THE INTERVIEW IS HERE.

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2 Comments

  1. Nice work! Pretty sweet day job you got there.

  2. For further Detroit techno reading/listening, check this out:
    http://www.npr.org/2011/05/27/136655438/get-familiar-with-detroit-techno-10-essential-songs


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