Below Radar & Cervantes' Present
Detroit Love: Carl Craig and Moodymann w/ Soul Be Free
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80205
Doors 9:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 16 and over
Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, a groundbreaking electronic music icon, an inspirational artist, an esteemed Grammy-nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native Detroit. Yet the common thread that runs through Craig’s broad musical canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. Carl Craig has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic leader, guided by his tendency toward forward
His remixes discography boasts some of the most desirable names in music – LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Junior Boys (nominated for a Grammy Award), Gavin Russom & Delia Gonzalez, Theo Parrish, Tori Amos, Can, Goldfrapp, Friendly Fires, Caribou, Tiga, Unkle, Yello and more.
As well as an outlet for his own productions, his Planet-E imprint has given a home to a wide range of Detroit-based artists including Francesco Mora Catlett, Naomi Daniel, Flexitone, Jason Hogans, Kenny Larkin, Monty Luke, Moodyman, Mike Agent X, Oliverwho Factory, Ezana Harris, Recloose, Reference, Kevin Saunderson, Big Tone, Tribe, Urban Tribe, and Chaz Vincent.
Staying strong to his Detroit roots, where he still lives today, Craig helped launched the Detroit Electronic music Festival in 2000 and remains a strong force at the festival today. He has also created and launched his non-profit 501-C3 Carl Craig Foundation: “The concept is to find ways to re-educate kids about what’s interesting musically that you can’t get on the radio… To develop a new music scene that follows the legacy of Detroit music being diverse and interesting, to spot out the most talented young musicians coming out of high school and lend small financial grants to encourage music education at a higher level.”
An outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music, Moodymann (given name: Kenneth Dixon Jr.) is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre's origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned.
Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster, he has achieved classic status thanks to gems like "Sunday Morning", "Shades of Jae", and his remix of Innerzone Orchestra's "People Make the World Go Round". Following years of 12" only releases, he compiled his best work on "Silentintroduction", one of the most celebrated albums of the late 90s
Soul Be Free
My name is Theodore smith, I go by the name Soul Be Free! I grew up in Coulumbus Ohio, i now reside in Denver Colorado, I've been a MC since 1979, Vocalist since 1991, DJ since 2002, still perfecting my musicianship and production skills. I prefer to play soulful, funky and fun house music, i listen to everything, i play what the fuck i want, and try to find house music you don't normally hear.I love the culture of house, the producers of house, the dj's, the crowd and i will never stop being the best i can be, in life and in music. I love my family and friends and i love to connect with new souls, i love and respect humanity, i am Soul Be Free, and i love to play music for everyone.
‘Detroit Love’ is a new concept from Carl Craig, designed to bring together and support the sounds of Detroit at clubs & festivals the world over.
$25 Day Of Show
Tickets Available at the Door
DOORS WILL OPEN AT 9 PM
Doors were originally scheduled for 8 PM but will instead open at 9 PM.
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