OK, PLAY! presents
CARL CRAIG (USA)
S.T.D. will be introducing their new party collaboration OK,PLAY! with soon-to-be-opened club IBIZA. This is considered a hint of the quality and experience that Shanghai will see in full force on May 31st. For this sneak peak of what's to come, OK,PLAY! has invited the grandfather of Techno, Carl Craig to lay down a thing or two.
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. 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 toward forward thinking.
Craig released his first track in 1989. One of his earliest mentors and first collaborator was Derrick May, whose imprint Craig also released some of his early music on.
In 1991, wanting pure artistic freedom, Craig set up his own label Planet-E and released ‘4 Jazz Funk Classics’, under the moniker 69, as the label’s first release. From here his wild exploration of sound intensified…