Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2011 - 20 Years of Planet-E - A Thank You...

Check below for infos... And also, as an end of year treat... if you are online tomorrow, be sure to check out Carl Craig joining Richie Hawtin and others for a Richie Hawtin and friends Boiler Room special. Link here:

2011 - 20 Years of Planet-E
A Thank you…

In 2011, Carl Craig’s Detroit based Planet-E imprint celebrated its 20th anniversary of existence. Throughout the year, one of the leading electronic music labels in the history of the genre, took a moment to celebrate and share a bit of its history, before getting back to the business of looking forward to the future…

Carl Craig took Planet-E on tour for the first time ever, holding stages at festivals around the world, and parties in some of the most world-renowned clubs. Guest DJs – friends and family of Planet-E - included Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Moodymann, Seth Troxler, Paul Woolford, Kyle Hall and many more. As well as playing live as Trio with Moritz Von Oswald and Francesco Tristano, he also went live under his 69 guise for the first time ever.

Planet-E stepped up the game in releasing music, not only with a ‘Best Of Planet-E album – ‘20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet’ but also new EPs from the likes of Oliverwho Factory and Ezana Harris, and vinyl / digital remix packages of some of Planet-E’s most desired back catalogue. Artists like Caribou, Luciano, Loco Dice, Dubfire and more chose their favourite Planet-E track to remix and re-release, including Urban Tribe, Recloose Martin Buttrich, Paperclip People and Carl Craig’s very special ‘Sandstorms’ got remixed and re-released.

Carl Craig’s personal highlights include:

“As far as releases are concerned we’ve been able to do some really fantastic music this year it’s great to have artists like Urban Tribe involved to show Planet-E’s diversity but also its legacy of putting out interesting and imaginative music. As well as the newer artists, we’ve released music from like Ezana Harris and Oliverwho Factory, also from Detroit, as well as having remixes from friends and family like Luciano, Caribou, Kirk Del Giorgio, Agoria, Dubfire, Loco Dice and the like.

For the parties, the 69 gigs have been great. I would say Movement in Detroit was a great one, it was also great to host a stage at I Love Techno. Paris was a brilliant show with support from Urban Tribe, to have Kenny Dixon and Richie Hawtin at Extrema Festival was amazing, and Ibiza was great this year, fantastic.

Next year… I plan to focus more on 69 live and will be doing more interesting stuff for next year. And remixes are coming for Friendly Fires, Caribou and some more I don't want to say yet.

A few online Planet-E / Carl Craig highlights for you:

Carl Craig interview with the Independent:

Carl Craig doing a 69 Live mash-up at Boiler Room:

Urban Tribe podcast for Fact Magazine:

Planet-E 20 releases:

‘20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet’

Psyche - Neurotic Behavior:

Carl Craig - Just Another Day:

No Boundaries - Modular Pursuits(DIGITAL):

No Boundaries - Modular Pursuits (ltd 12"):

Paperclip People - 4 My Peepz rmxs:

Tribe - Where Am I rmxs:

Buttrich - Full Clip(DIGITAL):

Buttrich - Full Clip (12"):

Recloose - Can't Take It rmxs(12"):

Recloose - Cant Take It (DIGITAL):

There are a limited amount of these Carhartt / Planet-E DJ sling bag trolley available:

In January 2011, Planet-E will announce the winner of the Innerzone Orchestra 'Bug in the Bassbin' remix contest on Beatport in the 1st week of the new year. The winning entry will be released on Planet E, check the interview with Carl Craig around the competition here:

"It has been a fantastic year of great music and good friends and family, thank you all for joining us on this journey, all the best for 2012" – Carl Craig

Carl Craig DJ dates:
01 Jan Space of Sound, Madrid
05 Jan Red Zone, Perrugia
06 Jan Grelle Forelle, Vienna
07 Jan Fabric, London

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