For those of you who may not know the rich history of electronic music in Detroit this is a special treat. Detroit Techno pioneer Carl Craig and friends will be hitting NYC this Saturday (December 6, 2014) to kick off the new tour concept stateside that supports the sounds and inspiration of the city that gave us Techno.
Detroit is a city rich in music culture, from Blues, Jazz, Motown, Punk, Hip-Hop, Pop and, of course, Techno. Recognized as one of the greatest in the world for its musical output, it is also a city whose artists have so much love and pride for their heritage. Amidst the city’s problems over the years, the inspiration remains strong and many of the artists from Detroit are innovators of electronic music.
Creating landscapes through sound, music from originators Jeff Mills, Kevin Saunderson, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Moodymann, Underground Resistance, Stacey Pullen, Kenny Larkin, Robert Hood, Recloose, Octave One and many more have influenced people the world over, and without them, the music of today would not be what it is. They have also paved the way for newer artists like Seth Troxler, Kyle Hall, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson and Jay Daniel; each artist uniquely taking the melodic and unforgettable sounds of Detroit in to the future. ‘Detroit Love’ is a new concept from Carl Craig, 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.
“Love is what I have for my city, Detroit. ‘Detroit Love’ is my way of spreading this love, a love for music from the city, my heritage and who I am as a producer and performer. My love for Detroit is my inspiration, my inspiration is ‘Detroit Love’.” – Carl Craig
‘Detroit Love’ was launched at ADE 2014, in the underground recesses of Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazz club. Carl 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.
For ‘Detroit Love’ events, Carl Craig will perform a new technical set up with 4-cd deck mixing, looping, live editing and sampling.Special video mapping is being designed, depicting the surreal, urban Detroit landscape.
Upcoming ‘Detroit Love’ dates:
6 December – Detroit Love @ Verboten, NYC
27 December – Detroit Love @ Supersonic Festival, Goa
14 March 2015 – Detroit Love @ Bloc, Minehead
25 March 2015 – Detroit Love @ Trade, Miami
*More dates to be released, including Movement Detroit, Off Sonar, Berlin, Ibiza and more