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April 21, 2024

Carl Craig's New Documentary "Desire"

Written by Meagen Surowiecki on April 21, 2024

The Tribeca Film Festival has officially selected a new documentary featuring Jean-Cosme Delaloye (Harley) called Desire: The Carl Craig Story. The documentary celebrates the Detroit techno legend. The Tribeca Film Festival will take place June 5-16, 2024. 

Desire: The Carl Craig Story is an intimate portrait of legendary techno producer, DJ, and record label founder Carl Craig and his beloved city, Detroit.  Surfacing his background and how he fostered his creativity as an artist growing up in a middle-class African American family in Detroit. Following the hardship and decline of the people and the city of Detroit. The documentary follows the career of a musical pioneer who broke barriers in techno music, featuring his biggest inspirations through a wide range of sounds. Which has been performed to jazz enthusiasts at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and adapted for classical auditoriums around the world, including Carnegie Hall. For thirty-five years of his music career, Carl Craig has been a leading figure of the second generation of the Detroit techno movement. 

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The film features artists including artists that Cral Craig has worked with during his music career such as Gilles Peterson, Roni Size, Laurent Garnier, DJ Minx, Kenny Larkin, Moritz von Oswald, and James Lavelle. They have all played a major role in bringing techno and electronic music to the masses over the years. “Desire” is produced by Dan Wechsler for Switzerland’s Bord Cadre Films and Andreas Roald on behalf of the U.K.’s Sovereign Films. The companies previously collaborated on “Triangle of Sadness.” The film is supported by the Federal Office of Culture (Switzerland) and the regional film fund Cinéforom (Geneva).

His name is recognized on a global scale, Carl Craig continues to further his talent and build more relationships in the electronic music culture. He is a talent with multiple high-lighted titles making him a staple in the techno community.

Article written by Meagen Surowiecki

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