Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

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Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

Post by Butcher of Bakersfield » Wed 25 Feb, 2009 2:23 am

eh man, i've been feeling Carl Craig over the past year or so, have started getting stuff and would like to hear about his very best. i've got:

Psyche - Crackdown
Psyche/BFC - ART 3
Psyche - Elements/Neurotic Behavior
69 - 4 Jazz Funk Classics

his Soft Ballet remix is rocking my Yaris at the moment. was it you or Tom who was mainly into him, or both? yeah so basically what are his best records? where should i go from here?

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Post by pyewakt » Wed 25 Feb, 2009 2:20 pm

Get all the 69 stuff because it is amazing. Breakbeats that still sound 100% fresh today. Desire might be the most emotive piece of electronica ever. Seriously.

The Paperclip People stuff is basically House, but done properly, and is also amazing.

The Innerzone Orchestra album is also really good (Jazzy, a little more abstract), as is obviously Bug in the Bassbin (play on 45 for the first ever d'n'b tune - was re-released by Mo Wax a few years ago).

I love his early-ish remixes, like for Incognito, Johnny L and the like - most are collected on the recent !K7 album. Actually his remixes are strong always - check 'Agoria' for example...

All his early stuff is my favourite, but it looks like you have most of it. The tracks on Fragile includes 'Evolution', where Tom and Mark took the name of their label from.

Oh, if you can find it, the Piece single is my favourite thing he's done - Free Your Mind.

If I had to say I dislike something he's done, it is his albums done under his own name which are electronic and ambient but lacking something. For me at least.

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Re: Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

Post by Steve Sole » Wed 25 Feb, 2009 4:11 pm

The 69 stuff on R&S is indeed 'da'bomb'!
I've personally found his remixes (for other people) are what he does best.
Right off the bat would be his Domina mix for Maurizio on M:


This absolute belter...As Time Goes By (Sitting Under A Tree):


The Falling Up remix for Theo Parrish:


Anything he's done via Designer Music. His Good Girls remix is on the K7 mix but better than that is Problemz. Check all the Designer Music out. Most of his mixes under C2 are also great.
Also check his essential mix from way, way back. It's brilliant!
I personally prefer his more techno stuff, but the Paperclip People album (the one with Throw) is also great, as is just about everything he's done.
The guy is amasing!
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Post by Upaka » Thu 26 Feb, 2009 12:09 am

One of my faves is the 'Just Another Day' single on Planet E, kind of hard to find the vinyl nowadays apparently, but it has to be available for download somewhere. Another very nice remix is the one of Kirk Degiorgio's Nairobi, out on New Religion.

I'm also rather digging his collaborative album with Moritz Von Oswald, the latest in the Recomposed series on Deutsche Grammophon. They rework Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and various works by Ravel into one new composition, quite a pleasant listen. There's clips up on Youtube if you're interested.

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Post by chuckcogan » Thu 05 Mar, 2009 9:06 pm

Carl Craig - Science Fiction
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that my fav....no contest, this track is S I C K :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

Post by shinypouch » Wed 11 Mar, 2009 11:10 pm

Paperclip People "Secret Tapes of Dr Eich"

For my money this is the best album he has released - plenty of singles and EP's are considered bigger classics but as a whole album, it's shockingly inspired!

And definitely try to hear his 12 minute mix of Incognito "Out Of The Storm"

oooh and Psyce / BFC "Elements"

and "More Songs About Food..."

All are essential i reckon!

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Post by robertgraff » Tue 23 Jun, 2009 9:44 pm

Personally I really love Carl Craig's remix of Incognito - "Out Of The Storm"

If you've got spotify, you can hear it via this link
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Re: Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

Post by mark p » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 2:49 am

My fav Carl craig track is on that Retroactive sampler see below, the Urban tribe track is amazing and there is another track that has a break in it i think its called Please Stand By. This record has to be one of the most treasured in my collection. Alongside Altered states on Warehouse.

http://www.discogs.com/Various-Equinox- ... aster/5621

http://www.discogs.com/69-4-Jazz-Funk-C ... lease/4235

http://www.discogs.com/69-Lite-Music/master/25492 -- Microlovr?? the one with the Strings that fall and has a huge 808 kik that is breathtaking.

http://www.discogs.com/69-Sound-On-Sound/master/25479

At Les -- wow!

http://www.discogs.com/Paperclip-People ... lease/2395

http://www.discogs.com/BFC-Evolution/release/1129314 -- Named the label after this 12" The track that starts with the deep 4 chords is one of my fav tracks of all time.


Bug in the Bassbin -- So sick.

CESARIA EVORA Angola remix

Elements

Chicken Noodle soup

http://www.discogs.com/Maurizio-Domina/master/1636

http://www.discogs.com/Piece-Free-Your- ... ster/34574 - Both sides of this are killer

http://www.discogs.com/Psyche-Crack-Dow ... se/1077737

Every single 12" listed here is essential. He's done loads more good stuff but this is a good start.

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Re: Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

Post by pyewakt » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 10:26 am

'Please Stand By' is also on the Terranova DJ Kicks, if the cost of the Retroactive sampler is a bit alarming

http://www.discogs.com/Terranova-DJ-Kic ... ase/129936

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Re: Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

Post by Steve Sole » Thu 25 Jun, 2009 2:21 pm

From 4 Jazz Funk Classics...

"Approved by 66 for Interplanetary Disco Dancing & Accenting Passionate Quadraphonic Sex Sounds. Techno for masses. Tested at Selected Space Labs. "

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Re: Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

Post by Ben Stephen » Sun 28 Jun, 2009 9:49 am

Please Stand By is on iTunes :D

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Post by Ben Stephen » Fri 17 Jul, 2009 8:44 pm

Pungtang is a deep track, I just received a copy today and it is marvellous, one of the most hypnotic tunes I have ever heard. Classic. :shock:

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Re: Dear Mark, recommend some Carl Craig

Post by robertgraff » Sat 29 Aug, 2009 10:13 am

pyewakt wrote:Vinyl still a killer - ouch! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... AA:GB:1123

Covert Actions is excellent - I featured it in the second episode of my podcast

If you can't find the 12", you might have more luck looking for the MoWax compilation Headz 2, that's how I discovered it. It's definitely one of my favourite tracks of all time. Isn't it a collaboration with DJ Stingray?

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