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Carl Craig Sessions


Good news for all you Carl Craig enthusiasts out there. Arguably one of the few old-school producers still worthy of the title maverick, Craig is set to release a 2 CD mix of unreleased tracks, alternative versions of old classics, and some Obscure Remixes!! Geddit?

The tracklisting goes something like this –

Session 01

01 Directions – Busted Trees (Carl Craig ‘Sessions’ Remix)
02 Junior Boys – Like a Child (Carl Craig Remix)
03 Rhythm & Sound – Poor People Must Work (Carl Craig Remix)
04 Chez Damier – Help Myself (Reconstructed By Carl Craig)
05 Paperclip People – Throw (Unreleased Version)
06 Beanfield – Tides (Carl Craig ‘Sessions’ Remix)
07 Paperclip People – Clear and Present
08 Theo Parrish – Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix)
09 Cesaria Evora – Angola (Carl Craig’s Mix)
10 Francesco Tristano – The Melody (Carl Craig Remix)
11 Delia Gonzales & Gavin Russom – Revelee (Carl Craig ‘Sessions’ Remix)

Session 02

01 69 – Rushed (Original Version)
02 69 – Psychobeat (Previously Unreleased)
03 Xpress2 – Kill 100 (Carl Craig ‘Sessions’ Remix)
04 Tres Demented – Demented (Or Just Crazy) (Original Version)
05 Faze Action – In the Trees (Unreleased Carl Craig Remix)
06 Tres Demented – Brainfreeze (Carl Craig ‘Sessions’ Remix)
07 Carl Craig – Futurelovetheme (Carl Craig ‘Sessions’ Remix)
08 Carl Craig – Sandstorms (Original Version)
09 Innerzone Orchestra – Bug in the Bass Bin (Carl Craig ‘Sessions’ Remix)

For an overview of Craig’s career, head over here to Resident Advisor.

Carl Craig was possibly the last dj I went to see – excluding festivals. I’m normally the guy at the back of the bar that’s a little bit too cool for school, and generally unimpressed by gigs like this. But I have to say, he really shone that night. By the time he dropped Ame’s Rej, I was already clambering towards the stage – knocking girls in high heels and shiny silver dresses out of my way like they were bowling pins – in my singular pursuit of a spot on the podium. I know, I know. Not big, and not clever. I’ll be reliving that unfortunate moment, and many more like it come release day, February 22nd.

Question – Why do so many techno producers have no myspace, or a profile without music?

As is the case with Mr Craig, he leaves me no option but to link to someone else. Have a listen to Mr Alex Smoke instead, Glasgow’s finest purveyor of all things minimal, and one of my favourite remixers of the last few years. His remix of the wonderful Junior Boys – In The Morning – still sounds amazing. Have a listen here. It’s so subtle and beautifully understated, yet still sounds really pounding and hypnotic on the dancefloor.

Also, watch out for Dublin shows from Gui Boratto and Ricardo Villalobos, both on May 4th I believe. I’ll be A – At the bar, or B – On the podium. See you there!


February 6, 2008 - Posted by | Carl Craig Sessions


  1. cheers for the heads up, that’s me got it on pre-order. dancin’ on the podium- that was a proper night out. time to do it again now herself’s fixed.

    Comment by sara | February 8, 2008 | Reply

  2. Ah, memories.
    Well, photos at least, to help jog the sketchy memory!

    Herself is fixed, and ready to inflict more damage. What do you reckon for the next one? Falling off a ladder, and falling off a fence are boxed off. My money’s on tripping over an imaginary step.

    Comment by i prefer the obscure remix | February 8, 2008 | Reply

  3. “Why do so many techno producers have no myspace, or a profile without music?”

    they all do, as far as I can tell. one thing I’ve noticed though is that the search on myspace is screwed. I google their name plus “myspace” if I need to find one.

    I have to say Craig as a DJ doesn’t exactly blow my mind.

    Ricardo on the other hand….just a shame they’ve added Loco Dice to that bill, not cos he’s bad, just cos it means no 5 hour set from Ricardo anymore.

    Though I won’t be in Dublin then anyhow.

    Comment by Ronan | February 9, 2008 | Reply

  4. Searching on myspace is a total pain Ronan, you’re right. And that is a much handier way you’re suggesting. But even looking up Craig, Donnacha Costello, and Luciano as I did just there, none have music up. Slightly frustrating.
    I saw Craig a few times before and was never that taken by him, but on that particular night he was great, really enjoyable.
    Really looking forward to Ricardo and Loco, should be a great night. But I’m sure you’ll be catching plenty of amazing gigs in London too!

    Comment by i prefer the obscure remix | February 11, 2008 | Reply

  5. yeah hopefully, Ricardo on the 29th over there I think. mind you I should probably knuckle down and WORK when I get over there!

    Comment by Ronan | February 13, 2008 | Reply

  6. Ricardo in London, sounds tempting though. But I know what you mean. I got so bad for going to Electric City on a Thursday night, for fear of work on a Friday. Missed so many great nights there, including Ricardo a few times I believe.
    As Cher says – “If I could turn back time”.
    Go for it!

    Comment by i prefer the obscure remix | February 16, 2008 | Reply

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