Carl Craig (Planet E-Detroit)
Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, a groundbreaking electronic music icon, an inspirational artist, an esteemed Grammy nominated composer, a world class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit who celebrates his city and its legacy in his every movement. In doing so, he has created an incredible body of work. His list of collaborators include LCD Soundsystem, Tori Amos, Caribou and Derrick May.
Yet the common thread that runs through Craig’s broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. Carl Craig has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency towards forward thinking.
With boundless class and unimpeachable integrity, Mr. Craig has forged a legacy for himself, with his widely-acclaimed label, Planet E Communications, and his intellectual, yet infectious DJ sets.
Staying strong to his Detroit roots, where he still lives today, Craig helped launch the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) in 2000 and remains a strong force at the festival today. “Cultural visionary,” “Dance music icon,” these are all labels which suit Carl Craig better than simply “DJ/producer.”