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
An early protege of Derrick May, he quickly came into his own with a slew of epochal releases as 69, Innerzone Orchestra and Paperclip People, as well as launching Planet E, one of electronic music’s finest labels to this day. From lush, sci-fi moods to raw dancefloor bangers, to proto-jungle, jazz-flecked experiments and sultry future house – not to mention some of techno’s finest ever remixes – Craig has never been one to rest on his laurels.