Carl Craig,Francesco Tristano,MVO…live this Friday in London-Interview
In association with Resident Advisor, the Red Bull Music Academy curates a special one-off night at the Royal Festival Hall, bringing a host of pioneers from the worlds of experimental electronics and avant-garde music.
Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano, Moritz von Oswald, Matmos, Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, DJ Sprinkles & Andras Fox.
Electronic music has always advanced like a force of nature – pushing itself to every corner of the earth, and assimilating practically every other genre of music into its electronic template. Since techno’s heady space-age birth in the American midwest to its countless modern-day incarnations, its appetite for progress is still insatiable. The Red Bull Music Academy’s fascination with the genre’s future tangents is a dance that has lasted over a decade now. To further this investigation, the Academy takes over the Royal Festival Hall on February 12, with four collaborative acts who’re currently at the forefront of exploring the grey areas of sci-fi electronics, discoball jazz, neo-classical, laptop soul, and 22nd century techno – each one renowned for flipping the formula and getting creative with their own methodologies. Like the contents of an entire weekend festival condensed into one very special evening of music.
The mighty line up includes: Carl Craig, Francesco Tristano, Moritz von Oswald, Matmos, Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz, and Terre Thaemlitz as DJ Sprinkles. Also playing will be a selection of the Red Bull Music Academy’s participants, handpicked from around the world and re-working today’s sound formulas into distinct new signatures of their own.
Planet E, Detroit
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 Carl Craig released House, Techno and Electronic Jazz under different monikers including 69, Innerzone Orchestra or Paperclip People. In addition his productions can be heard on labels including KMS, Open, Mo’Wax and Retroactive. Soon after his first steps in the world of Techno he founded his own label Planet E. Today Planet E is one of the most well known and respected labels for electronic music of all genres. Artists on Planet E have been, alongside Carl Craig himself, Moodyman, Common Factor, Alton Miller, Recloose and Herbert. Carl’s recent work with remixes for Beanfield, Theo Parrish. X-Press 2, DFA or Rhythm & Sound reaffirmed his status as an exceptional producer,
Psyche/BFC – Neurotic Behaviour – Transmat
69 – My Machines – Planet E
Paperclip People – Throw – Planet E
Carl Craig – A Wonderful World – Blanco Y Negro
Innerzone Orchestra – Bug In The Bass Bin – Planet E
Maurizio – Domina (Carl Craig’s Mind Mix) – Maurizio
Carl Craig – At Les – SSR Records
Detroit Experiment – Think Twice – Planet E
Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix) – Third Ear
Carl Craig & Moritz von Oswald – ReComposed/Movement 5 – Deutsche Grammophon
Interview with Carl Craig at the Red Bull Music Academy
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