Carl Craig (US)
Now in the twentieth year of an illustrious career, Carl Craig has long established himself as one of the most pivotal and influential figures in modern electronic music. The most recognizable member of what is commonly known as the second generation of Detroit techno producers, Craig began his career as a teenager apprenticing under techno pioneer Derrick May and quickly established himself as an in-demand producer under aliases such as Psyche, 69, and BFC, before moving on to progressive disco manifestations as Paperclip People and jazz-tinged house as Innerzone Orchestra.
The founder and owner of the highly coveted Planet E label, Craig was also one of the central figures behind the 2000 and 2001 Detroit Electronic Music Festival, legendary showcases that attracted a combined two million people in two years. In 2007, Craig was nominated for his first Grammy, for his remix of Junior Boys’ “Like a Child”. This and other tracks appear on the highly acclaimed 2008 double-disc set, Sessions.