Mimm and Local Motive are bringing esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, world-class DJ and electronic music icon Carl Craig to Nottingham’s Irish Centre on Friday.
Carl Craig released his first track in 1989 on a Virgin UK compilation album. Two singles followed on the labels run by his first collaborator, Derrick May. After a series of ambitious releases for his co-owned retroactive imprint, in 1991 Craig launched his record label Planet E, with the ground-breaking EP 4Jazz Funk Classics under his alias 69. Plant E turned 20 in 2011 and Craig celebrated the label’s history by taking Planet-E and its artists and collaborators on a world tour for the first time ever.
In 2013, he released a 3-CD album on Ministry of Sound, entitled Masterpiece. The album includes one disc of music Carl was inspired by, one disc of current selections and one special disc of new music, entitled ‘Meditation’, a modular jam of Moroderesque compositions, inspired by David Lynch’s meditation techniques (Lynch, a great advocator of Transcendental Meditation), and an electronic tribute to his beloved city of Detroit.
In 2014, Carl Craig began a new concept ‘Detroit Love’ designed to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit and take a little of the techno to clubs and festivals across the globe. ‘, Detroit Love was launched at ADE 2014, in the underground recesses of Amsterdam’s North Sea Jazz Club. Craig invited Reclosse and Moodymann – who played a set encompassing disco, soul, house and hip-hop, and Mad Mike Banks to play keys over Carl Craig’s Moof infused 4-cd-deck closing set, which included live editing, sampling, scratching and looping.
For ticket availability, go to the 24-hour ticket hotline on 0844 995 1111 or online at www.seetickets.com
Paper tickets can also be purchased in person at the Mimm Store, 13 Broad Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ