Carl Craig en la CDMX


We Love Us + Galaxy CDMX en asociación con Union Music + Danzatoria + Ricaliente presenta:

CARL CRAIG (Detroit – Planet E Communications)


Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, a groundbreaking electronic music icon, an inspirational artist, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit. Yet the common thread that runs through Craig’s broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. Carl Craig has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency toward forward thinking.

Releasing his first music in 1989, one of Craig’s earliest mentors and first collaborator was Derrick May, whose imprint Craig also released some of his early music on.

In 1991, wanting pure artistic freedom, Craig set up his own label Planet E and released ‘4 Jazz Funk Classics’, under the moniker 69, as the label’s first release. From here his wild exploration of sound intensified…

A Gemini true to form, with a mind that never sits still, Craig has released a diverse range of experimental and groundbreaking music under a plethora of aliases including 69, BFC, C2, Innerzone Orchestra (‘Bug in the Bassbin’ was credited as the spark that inspired the evolution of drum‘n’bass), No Boundaries, Psyche, Paperclip People, Tres Demented, Urban Tribe, Carls Davis and many more. He has also produced albums for the legendary Detroit Jazz collective Tribe, orchestrator / pianist Francesco Tristano and French producer Agoria. In 2013, Craig released a CD of music entitled ‘Meditation’ inspired by David Lynch’s transcendental meditation techniques. In 2015 he released a collaborative album with Green Velvet, entitled ‘Unity’, bringing together the sounds of Detroit and Chicago.

Live, Craig has collaborated with Les siècles orchestra at Cité de la Musique in Paris. A meeting of techno and classical music, the concert was described as “historical”, Craig went on to repeat the formula in Milan and Germany. He regularly performs live as experimental outfit Trio with Moritz Von Oswald and Francesco Tristano, sometimes as Narod Niki alongside Villalobos, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Zip and others, and regularly does part live and part DJ with Luciano. He has taken to occasionally bringing keyboardists like Mike Banks (UR), Amp Fiddler and Tristano into the DJ booth with him for special one-off shows. He also improvised live music to an Andy Warhol film at the Unsound Festival in New York. In 2011, Craig went live as 69 for the first time ever, fusing masks, darkness and the music of 69. Craig created 69’s own entity and previewed the show to a few select festivals and clubs. In 2012 he took the show global, the same year that he featured on the cover of Mixmag and was named as one of the DJs that rule the world in Rolling Stone.In 2014, Craig went live as Modular Pursuits, playing live jams on modular synthesizers, where people never know what to expect. In 2015, Craig was named in the top 100 DJs for Resident Advisor.

His remixes discography boasts some of the most desirable names in music – LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Junior Boys (nominated for a Grammy Award), Gavin Russom & Delia Gonzalez, Theo Parrish, Tori Amos, Can, Goldfrapp, Friendly Fires, Tom Trago, Slam, Caribou, Tiga, Boris Blank, Aphrohead, Unkle, Life & Death, tINI, Yello, Henrik Schwarz, and more. His remix of Caribou’s ‘Your Love will Set You Free’ was named as the first Essential New Tune of 2015 and received over 1 million plays on soundcloud.

As well as an outlet for his own productions, Craig’s Planet E imprint has given a home to a wide range of Detroit-based artists including Francesco Mora Catlett, Naomi Daniel, Flexitone, Jason Hogans, Kenny Larkin, Monty Luke, Moodyman, Mike Agent X, Oliverwho Factory, Ezana Harris, Recloose, Terrence Parker, Reference, Kevin Saunderson, Big Tone, Tribe, Urban Tribe and Chaz Vincent.

Staying strong to his Detroit roots, Craig helped launch the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) in 2000 and remains a strong force at the festival today.

In 2014, Carl Craig began a new event concept ‘Detroit Love’, designed to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit and take a little of the techno brotherhood to clubs and festivals the world over. “My love for Detroit is my inspiration, my inspiration is ‘Detroit Love”, says Craig. Detroit Love launched at ADE 2014, in Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazz club. Craig invited Detroit natives Recloose, Moodymann – who played a set encompassing disco, soul, house and hip-hop – and Mad Mike Banks to play keys over Carl Craig’s Moog infused 4-cd-deck closing set, which included live editing, sampling, scratching and looping of soundscapes ranging from ambient textures to masterful techno. A Detroit focused line-up, showcasing only a few of the sublime talent that Detroit has to offer, the launch was a special and unforgettable night for those who attended. Detroit Love continued to tour throughout 2015 and 2016, with standout shows in Detroit, Paris, NYC, London and Ibiza, where Detroit Love will hold a residency in 2016, at Sankeys Ibiza.

In 2016, there is also talk of a new Carl Craig artist album. Watch this space ><.

When Carl Craig explains his philosophy, his wry sense of humor seeps into his explanations of far-reaching concepts that merge worlds together. “I have a very special career. When I feel that I’m tired of going on the road I can go in the studio. When I’m tired of concentrating on the studio I can go on the road. I can work with concert pianists, jazz musicians or rock guys. Very few people have that range of interests. Very few people juggle a career that they choose specifically.” No one else can pull it all together quite like Carl Craig.

NHAN SOLO (Munich – Mother Recordings)

ROOZ (San Francisco – Deep Blue)

LOUIE FRESCO (Mexicali – Plus Plus, No. 19, Defected)

GABRIELO (Ciudad de Mexico – Union Music)

FORO NORMANDIE, Calle López 15, Col. Centro, CDMX
22:00 – 5:30

Preventa Limitada $350
Preventa General $450

Boletos VIP $1280
Area especial y reservada cerca del DJ/Esenario.
Barra libre de alcohol premium.
Fila express y entrada separad



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