Carl Craig Brings Detroit Love to Ibiza

Carl Craig Detroit Love

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

June 14
Carl Craig, Heidi, Jimmy Edgar

July 12
Carl Craig feat. Mad Mike Banks, Moritz von Oswald, Robert Hood

August 9
Carl Craig, Derrick May, Moodymann

September 6
Carl Craig, Magda, Octave One live

Detroit Ghetto Tech Pioneer DJ Godfather Launches New Label

DJ Godfather

Detroit’s DJ Godfather (a.k.a. Brian Jeffries) has been championing the raw beats and grooves of Ghetto Tech since the ’90s. Known for running the Twilight 76 label and its assorted sub labels with partners DJ Dick and Brian Gillespie, he’s announced the launch of a new imprint: Dirty Knock. Said DJ Godfather, “With the success we’ve had with ghetto tech music over the years, and the influence we’ve had with new genres of music like twerk and trap music, we are ready to bring it all together under one roof!”

The label’s first release will be Godfather’s Dirty Rats, Booms N Claps EP comprised of “Where The Hoes in this House?’ featuring Oktored, “You So Flexable” featuring the deadmau5 collaborating MC Flipside and the “low-slung roller” “Super Swag” featuring Lil Mz 313.

Godfather reports that Dirty Knock has a slew of releases in the pipeline and teases that some feature big-name collaborations. The Motor City DJ/producer has also launched a weekly Dirty Knock Detroit club night taking place every Thursday.