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Carl Craig (May 22, 1969) is a Detroit-based producer of techno music, and is considered to be one of the most important names in the Detroit second generation of techno producers and DJs. Carl Craig has approached techno using inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, including jazz and soul.

Carl Craig has released many successful albums under a large number of aliases, such as BFC, Psyche, Paperclip People, 69, Designer Music and Innerzone Orchestra. Using one alias, Innerzone Orchestra, he released perhaps his best-known track "Bug in The Bassbin" in 1992, a track that many regard as being a key influence in the then evolving sound of drum and bass.

Carl Craig has also created his own record label called "Planet E", which apart from his own work, has released records by well known techno and house artists like Kevin Saunderson, Alton Miller and Moodymann.

Craig served as artistic director for the widely successful Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2000 and 2001. His subsequent dismissal by festival organizers caused substantial controversy within the Detroit techno community, igniting a high-profile campaign in his favor. In 2001, Craig filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against festival producer Pop Culture Media.

Part of what makes Craig's style so unique and separates him from much of the normal "Detroit Techno" sound, including current works, are his remixes of world beat and jazz songs. This has helped spark a new movement of electronic music.


  • No More Words, (12" ep), 1991
  • 69: "4 Jazz Funk Classics" (12" ep), 1991
  • Paperclip People: "Throw" (12" ep), 1994
  • "Science Fiction" (12" ep) 1995
  • Landcruising, 1995
  • 69: "The Sound of Music", 1995
  • Paperclip People: "The Climax" (12" ep), 1995
  • DJ-Kicks: Carl Craig, 1996
  • Paperclip People: "The Floor" (12" ep), 1996
  • Paperclip People: "The Secret tapes of Doctor Eich", 1996
  • More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art, 1997
  • House Party 013: A Planet E Mix, 1999
  • Designer Music Volume One, 2000
  • Innerzone Orchestra: "Programmed"
  • Abstract Funk Theory, 2001
  • Onsumothasheeat, 2001
  • "A Wonderful Life", (12" ep)
  • The Workout, 2002
  • The Detroit Experiment 2002
  • Fabric 25 (2005)
  • "Sparkle/Home Entertainment", 2005
  • Darkness, 2007
  • Just Another Day, 2006
  • The Album Formerly Known As, 2007
  • "Paris Live", 2007
  • Sessions, 2008 * * microsite
  • He also participated in the collaboration "Sun Ra Dedication - The Myth Lives on" (2003)
  • Remixed Japanese pop-star Ayumi hamasaki's track part of Me for her remix album "ayu-mi-x 6 -SILVER-" (2008)

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