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Carl Craig 'Sessions'


Carl Craig, one of techno music's most celebrated originators is finally getting the mainstream recognition he deserves. He’s gotten BBC spins from the likes of Radiohead, seen his classic “Throw” become and encore cover-version staple at the hands of LCD Soundsystem, and had his compositions performed at Carnegie Halll. Most recently he has received a Grammy nomination for his remix of the Junior Boys’ “Like a Child,” a distinction which has eluded many of the even the most stalwart electronic musicians. With Sessions, a retrospective of some of his finest work hitting the streets, it appears that 2008 will be Carl Craig’s year.

Carl Craig Sessions works as the perfect entry point into the world of one of the most exciting musicians of our time. The mix showcases his classic productions under his own name and many pseudonyms alongside a selection of his highly in-demand, never predictable remixes. Also included are a number of new edits, unreleased remixes, previously unheard versions and one brand new track. This is the perfect glimpse back at classic moments and up to date highlights in the career of one of America’s greatest: the perfect one-stop shop to understand this complex and engaging character.

Craig, now in his second decade of making music, is known as one of the defining voices in electronic music, though his work encompasses disco, breakbeat, ambient, experimental, jazz, garage, and more. He has worked with jazz legends Herbie Hancock and the Detroit based Tribe collective, been credited (through his composition “Bug in the Bassbin”) for kick starting Drum n Bass. This two-disc set is nothing less than an essential document.


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