Detroit techno star Carl Craig unveiled details of his upcoming new mix CD for Fabric this week and revealed that he tried to record the compilation onsite in total secrecy.
I wanted to do the mix in an empty Fabric, he revealed, but that wasnt possible.
Chatting to Skrufff when he passed through
Im a producer more than a DJ so Im not going to act like Im the best DJ in the world, like a Carl Cox or Jeff Mills but people dont even know what techno is- thats the reality of the game, said Carl.
I played last night and some girl stood by the booth all night, asking me to play techno. I had to actually say to her at one point, Look, will you quit, Ive been playing techno all fucking night, what the fuck do you think this shit is? he continued.
Shes like Will you play Luke Slater or Dave Clarke or stuff like that? and I said OK, thats techno but that doesnt mean that what Im playing isnt techno, who why dont you just cool out and take a listen. By you doing this to me, youre annoying me and its making the experience for the rest of the people foul, because its making me foul, said Carl.
Fabrics new mix CD is a thunderous blend of wide-eyed house and techno decorated with live studio effects and spontaneous, giddy vocals, according to Fabrics press release, while Carls description is less specific
I wanted to do a hi-tech, hyper mix you could listen to in the car or a café or a banging club, he explains on the same release, I felt I could do something different, especially by adding claps, sounds and my own vocals. A real party mix.
Fabric 25: Carl Craig is out in November.
Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)