Carl Craig

Decibel and Union present

Carl Craig

Raíz

Fri · June 9, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

Union Nightclub - Disco

$15.00 - $25.00

Off Sale

Carl Craig
Carl Craig
Born: 22 May 1969 in Detroit, USA.

Carl Craig was a key player in Detroit techno's second wave, following the futuristic lead of originators Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, and Juan Atkins, and eventually collaborating with May. He began recording at the turn of the 1990's, using a number of aliases to release innovative ambient, techno, breakbeat and future jazz sounds.

One such alias, Innerzone Orchestra, issued "Bug In The Bass Bin" in 1992, the track largely responsible for moving drum 'n' bass away from the sounds of hardcore and ragga. He later reconvened Innerzone Orchestra as a jazz/techno combo, recruiting jazz composer/keyboardist Craig Taborn, former Sun Ra Arkestra member Francisco Mora Catlett, and Matthew Chicoine to help him record 1999's album "Programmed".

Matt Chicoine, under alias Recloose, later signed for Craig's own label Planet E Communications, a peerless dance label employing the same eclectic and futuristic ethos that informs his own music.

With releases under many aliases, including BFC, Psyche, Paperclip People, 69, Designer Music and Innerzone Orchestra; Carl Craig has more musical personalities than the average electronic artist. As much as his different guises can confuse though, his music is always easily recognized because whatever he does, it retains that certain Craig-ness of sound. A deep commitment to soul mixed with jazz, often including but not exclusively so, a detroit techno sound, has always been the watermark of his music.

Even when Craig is destroying dance floors with such songs as the classic track "Throw" (or one of the very many versions of it!) there is always a subtleness and attention to detail that separates his music from that of the typical dance music producer.
Raíz
Raíz
Los Angeles born and bred, Vangelis and Vidal Vargas were raised in the ’80s on a steady diet of Latin freestyle, electro, and new wave that pervaded their urban environment. Their father also exposed them to progressive acts Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk, planting early seeds for aural exploration. By the mid ’90s they were immersed in LA’s underground scene and heavily researching electronic music’s roots. After years of influence, they began to express their musical vision through their own recordings and performances. Vidal and Vangelis eventually found common ground with producer/DJ Drumcell, and in 2002 they formed Droid Behavior and the record label out of frustration with the city’s lack of knowledge, acceptance, and understanding for Midwest-bred techno music and its European counterparts.

http://www.droidbehavior.com/blog/artists-team/raiz/
Venue Information:
Union Nightclub - Disco
4067 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90019