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theartsdesk Q&A: Producer/DJ Carl Craig

theartsdesk Q&A: Producer/DJ Carl Craig

Detroit originator looks back over 20 years of techno and jazz

Carl Craig, Detroit emissaryportraits © 2011 Brian David Stevens / colour shots © 1994 Todd Sines

Carl Craig is extraordinarily easygoing. Most dance producers of his seniority and level of achievement would come with at least a publicist in tow, but when we meet him in his London hotel, his only entourage is his nine-year-old son, playing happily with an iPad or chatting to the photographer as we talk, and Craig is very easy and engaging company. One might expect someone more driven-seeming, given that, in the notoriously fickle world of club music, he has managed to keep both fiercely snobbish techno fans and mainstream club audiences on side for over two decades, branching out succesfully into the worlds of jazz, classical and experimental music into the bargain.

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Great interview!

Thanx, C2 a true originator

A really great work !

Nice one. Lots of information. Thanks for this. One funny thing: we also played our copy of "Bug In The Bassbin" at 45 (pitched down) back in the days. The same with DJ Shadow "InFlux". Both sound awesome on both types of speed. :)

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