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Music Review: 'Designer Music: The Remixes, Volume One'

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Designer Music: The Remixes, Volume One

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Carl Craig
genre:
Reissues

We gave it an A

Carl Craig — professor emeritus of Detroit techno, Tito Puente of the digital snare — has been exploring electro-jazz fusions that sound best on paper. But the dance-floor anthology Designer Music: The Remixes, Volume One perfectly resolves brain and booty. From the classic martial swing of Ron Trent’s ”Altered States” to the visionary pan-Latin foreplay of Johnny Blas’ ”Picadillo,” Craig’s remixes embrace Kraftwerk and Herbie Hancock, DJ tradition and auteurist ambition. The result is music as thrilling as it comes. A

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