Carl Craig has been dishing out exclusive sets under the Detroit Love party brand for some time. He's now stepping it up a notch adding a record label jam-packed with the sounds of Motor City. The label is a collaborative venture from Planet E and !K7 which aims to capture the essence of Carl Craig’s superb event series. The label debut is a 16-track journey through the diverse sounds of the city. Stacey Pullen takes the first spin championing both lesser-known artists and familiar faces into a 74 minute mix.
I wanted to showcase the versatility of music from Detroit, whether it be a Detroit label or Detroit artist, the connection is there for you to grasp. My mix features music from across the board by artists that have been around for a while and those new to the scene.
As a long-time resident of the party and native of the city itself, Stacey Pullen was the natural choice to launch the label. Since emerging as part of the ‘second wave’ of Detroit techno, his heartfelt and unpredictable sets have sustained him a packed touring schedule the year round. His track selection predominantly represents Detroit, but also details its influence on European aesthetics, bridging the transatlantic gap in the same way that the events do. Firm favorites like Marcellus Pittman, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Delano Smith, Patrice Scott, DJ 3000 and Soulphiction all feature alongside local heroes like composer Craig Sherrad, Teknotica Records label boss Gary Martin and Ataxia.
The release also ships in a 2 record wax pack filled with classic names who embody the city and founding fathers of techno. Dubbed by Craig as 'the most obvious progression from what we have done with the parties', we're locked into this label.
Vinyl tracklist (unmixed):
A1 Gary Martin - We Get Down (12inch Mix)
A2 Craig Sherrad - The Fader
B1 DJ 3000 - Delray (Original Mix)
B2 Ken Young - Horney Chords
C1 Burning Bridges - Low Down (Original Mix)
C2 Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts (Marcellus Pittman Remix)
D1 Remote Viewing Party - 410
D2 Soulphiction - Ann Arbor (Original Mix)