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Carl Craig

In years to come, techno will be pored over and historicised and whatever the fate of the brave new world's music, a handful of names will have been immortalised through it. Carl Craig's is one. Craig started out as Derrick May's chief assistant at Transmat Records in Detroit and London. In 1989 he released his first single "Elements" as Psyche on Transmat and became what can be called the spearhead of the second wave of Detroit Techno. In the 1990s Craig released house, techno and electronic jazz under different monikers including 69, Innerzone Orchestra and Paperclip People. The latter one's "The Climax" is one of the biggest dancefloor hits he has produced. In addition to this he's released on labels including KMS, Open, Mo'Wax and Retroactive. In this lecture at the 2007 Red Bull Music Academy, the techno pioneer and former assistant revisits the evolution of Detroit techno.

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