Sunday, 26 July 2009

Carl Craig - The Detroit Wizard (1991 -1996)

Its hard to believe that two of these records are 18 years old. I was working in a record shop back in 1991 when Carl Craig's 4 Jazz Funk Classics was released, and it pretty much blew my mind, opening me up to a whole host of musical possibities. These records pretty much defy categorization. They rode in on the back of the Detroit techno invasion, but the sonic palette employed is coloured with a range of sounds and rhythms and textures that were unique in the dance music of the time. Carl Craig draws on a disparate range of influences that includes funk and soul and disco, cosmic italo, industrial, rock, jazz, modern experimental composition; the whole of musical history is probably in there somewhere, distilled down into a dizzying gritty mess of euphoric confusion. Perfect for Interplanetary Disco Dancing:


The tracks:

69 - 4 Jazz Funk Classics (Planet E 1991)

01 69 - Ladies & Gentlemen
02 69 - If Mojo was A.M.
03 69 - My Machines (pt 1)-Extraterrestrial Raggabeats (pt 2)-My Machines (reprise)
04 69 - Frequency Finale

69 - Lite Music (R&S 1994)

05 69 - My Machines
06 69 - Microlovr
07 69 - Jam the Box
08 69 - Desire

Innerzone Orchestra/Shop - Untitled EP (Planet E 1992)

09 Innerzone Orchestra - Bug in the Bassbin
10 Shop - Nitwit
11 Shop - Surreal

FRS - Harder (Global Cuts 1994)

12 FRS - Harder
13 FRS - Love is the Message
14 FRS - Theme from FRS

Carl Craig presents Paperclip People - The Floor (Open 1996)

15 Paperclip People - The Floor
16 Paperclip People - Reach
17 Paperclip People - Steam

Get it HERE.

10 comments:

Martin said...

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Mr Tear said...

I always enjoy getting comments, its great to hear what people think or feel about the music that's posted here, and always a pleasure to have contact with people around the world. However, I don't much like the comments section of this blog being used as a forum for people to bitch, gossip, backbite, rumour-monger or otherwise spread bad vibes, so could I kindly ask people to desist from these activities in my virtual home. This is meant to be a place where people can share a love of music, a place where new connections can be made and musical cross pollination can be imagined, so lets keep things fluffy thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

good reaction to the Martin's comment, there's no place for that kind of bad vibe here.
by the way, nice blog and thanks for the good music !

dailyleftover said...

Hi, i am with you. When Carl's 69 came out, i got my recordplayers out of the dust (yes kids, cd was told to be the future) to hear this slap of vinyl over & over ..and i still do when i want to return in memorylane and wonder why there isn't any fresh music with soul made since 1999 .. i am trying and listening hard for these kids to bring us that fresh 2000+ future sounds that was promised us long ago but all i hear is history on a bad repeat

[are you finished? yes i am :)

ifearthenight said...

I've been stocking up on some old Carl Craig releases and remixes recently. True genius. Not a fan of every single one of his records but his musical range never ceases to amaze me.

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This is great men, that music it's awesome and all this singers were great singer too.

Anonymous said...

Amzing post man !!!

Anonymous said...

I love this but the link is dead! Please repost...

Thanks

mess said...

Love your blog, please re-up this!!! Thanks for your time and work the 69 production are among the greatest...

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