In continuing with the 100th episode celebration, the guest for this episode is techno pioneer, Detroit’s own Carl Craig. As one of the producers and DJs that helped shape the evolution of electronic music both in Detroit and around the globe, Carl Craig has hit legendary status by continue to not only produce quality music in a variety of styles of multiple generations, but still is a staple as a DJ in the global techno community. During our chat, we talked extensively about what it is to be a good DJ and how to be a fearless DJ, along with how to balance your personal life with the DJ lifestyle, the history of Detroit techno, and Carl Craig’s childhood.
Each episode, the guest is asked to suggest someone from their life/career that should be on Fresh is the Word that would have good stories to tell. Carl Craig chose another techno pioneer from Detroit, Derrick May.
This episode’s pick is the new album, This Behavior, from the Detroit electro duo ADULT.. The two members, Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller, craft another chapter in their storied career with songs that mixed the dark and haunting with the lively and dynamic. There’s always an interesting dichotomy in the pair’s music where there is always this sort of dance that the darkness and the light do within their rhythms.
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