Carl Craig

Carl Craig is not just a DJ, he’s much, much more. He put his hometown of Detroit on the map with its electronic music festival and his work has infused electronica with the jazz and soul influences from the best of black music. His music anticipated the new soul movement and his jazz-inspired work with Innerzone Orchestra rewrote the rulebook.

His new triple disc ‘Masterpiece’ is an event, because it is a work in which the musician has gathered together his main sources of inspiration. There’s his love for jazz, funk, rock… in fact it’s revealing how many different genres Craig has ushered on to the dance floor. The three discs revolve around ‘Aspiration, Inspiration and Meditation’. The third includes a previously unreleased track which, according to Craig, is “a tribute to the work of David Lynch”. In one set you have a snapshot of what has been behind one of the most original minds in contemporary music, from the Temptations to Prince Jammy. Carl Craig will be at Cocoon at Amnesia in Ibiza on August 12.

 

Pierfrancesco Pacoda

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