Techno titan Carl Craig is getting set to once again bring the sound and spirit of Detroit many miles, across bodies of water and international borders, to a temporary home in Ibiza.
For four Sundays this summer, the Space Discoteca in Ibiza will host Craig’s Detroit Love. It was in 2008 that Craig first played in Ibiza, and Space was the place where he made his debut on the island.
“It was great,” he remembers, “I think it was cool because I played these tunes that would have been Ibiza staples, but a lot of people wouldn’t have played them – like Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’ kind of pushed it. I also played for Space’s 25th birthday last year and that was a magical and standout show with crazy production.”
Now Craig is making Space the launching pad for what he hopes will be a wave of worldwide love for Detroit music. At the Detroit Love opening party, both Craig and Jimmy Edgar will play. And in the following weeks, Derrick May, Moodymann, Magda, Moritz Von Oswald and others will be part of the experience, spreading the Motor City vibe in a way that Craig hopes will bring good karma back to his home town.
“I would like to see Detroit become a major metropolis again in the United States and that the nightlife would take some cues from Berlin,” he says. “I would like to see crime lower and I would like to see more young kids making techno music.”
Detroit Love @ Space, Ibiza
Carl Craig, Heidi, Jimmy Edgar
Carl Craig feat. Mad Mike Banks, Moritz von Oswald, Robert Hood
Carl Craig, Derrick May, Moodymann
Carl Craig, Magda, Octave One live