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is a Detroit
-based producer of techno music
, and is considered to be one of the most important in the Detroit second generation of techno producers and DJ
s. Carl Craig has approached techno using inspiration from a wide range of music
al genres, including jazz
Carl Craig has released many successful albums under a large number of aliases, such as BFC, Psyche, Paperclip People, 69, Designer Music and Innerzone Orchestra.
Using one alias, Innerzone Orchestra, he released perhaps his best-known track "Bug in The Bassbin" in 1992, a track that many regard as being a key influence in the then evolving sound of drum and
Carl Craig has also created his own record label
called "Planet E", which apart from his own work, has released records by well known techno
artists like Kevin Saunderson
, Alton Miller
Craig served as artistic director for the widely successful Detroit Electronic Music Festival
in 2000 and 2001. His subsequent dismissal by festival organizers caused substantial controversy within the Detroit techno community, igniting a high-profile campaign in his favor.
[Brendan M. Gillen]
, "In gratitude," Metro Times http://www.metrotimes.com/editorial/story.asp?id=1888 Last accessed 14 November 2006
In 2001, Craig filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against festival producer Pop Culture Media.
[Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, "Carl Craig Fires Back At Festival Organizers Who Fired Him," VH1 Newshttp://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1443707/05142001/craig_carl.jhtml Last accessed 14 November 2006]
Part of what makes Craig's style so unique and separates him from much of the normal "Detroit Techno" sound, including current works, are his remixes of world beat and jazz songs. This has helped spark a new movement of electronic music.
* 69: "4 Jazz Funk Greats" (12" ep), 1991
* 69: "The Sound of Music", 1995
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* Paperclip People: "The Secret tapes of Doctor Eich", 1996
* More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art
* House Party 013: A Planet E Mix
* Innerzone Orchestra: "Programmed"
* Abstract Funk Theory
* The Workout
* "The Detroit Experiment" 2002
* Fabric 25
* He also participated in the collaboration "Sun Ra
Dedication - The Myth Lives on" (2003)
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