Home
HYPE, LIES & GOSSIP
Planet E
Planet E
Country:
USA
Address:
P.O. Box 27218
Detroit, 48227, USA
Tel:
+1 (313) 567-0916
Web:
Home

Classic Techno label from Detroit, USA. Label owner: Carl Craig.

There are DJs who grab bigger headlines, and producers who invite more press. In the ebb and flow of what's popular in electronic music, there are those who have larger followings or whose names are on more bloggers' fingertips at any given moment in time. But no artist in the genre commands as much respect, from fans and peers alike, as consistently and influentially as Detroit-based DJ and producer CARL CRAIG. As an artist, a label-owner and club DJ, he is one of the few who has literally helped shape the sound of modern electronic music, with an inventive career that has spanned 18 years.

Craig created the label entirely on his own, Planet E Communications. Based in Detroit and run by his cousin, Planet E quickly became one of the more significant independent labels in electronic music, aided of course by Carl's own releases. Planet E's roster includes influential recordings by artists like Moodymann, Recloose, Alton Miller, Kevin Saunderson and several others.

One of the first releases on the label was under Craig's 69 alias, "4 Jazz Funk Classics" EP (the title is an ode to early electronic experimentalists, Throbbing Gristle). The 69 (pronounced "six-nine") name was Carl's avenue for more experimental techno sounds, and it was clear that even early in his career, Craig was demonstrating an explorer's curiosity of how the language of techno could articulate itself in various fashions. His different aliases then - as now - play into that idea, courageously battling against the ideas of monolithic identity and "branding." If one were to compile a master catalog of Carl Craig's tracks, they would need to sort through an assemblage of different 12"s and CDs spread across a diverse number of labels in the United States, Europe and Japan.

Craig has often been fascinated with the complex relationship between live and programmed music. In 2003, he would participate in a project titled The Detroit Experiment, a studio collaboration between Craig and Detroit-based jazz players like Mora, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, reedist Bennie Maupin, pianist Geri Allen, producer/vocalist Amp Fiddler and several Motown session players. In 2007, Craig released a single, Paris Live, that features versions of "Twilight" and Craig's classic "At Les" performed live with a band: Detroit jazz musicians Wendell Harrison (clarinet, saxophone) and Kelvin Sholar (pianist) and Underground Resistance head Mad Mike Banks (keyboard).The same year he recorded Paris Live, Craig also participated in Narodniki (Russian for "amongst friends"), a techno laptop supergroup that also featured Richie Hawtin, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Basic Channel and others performing live for an adoring dancing public at the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

Further recordings will be released on a new sub-label of Planet E called Community Projects in summer 2008. Craig had previously launched another sub-label of Planet E called Antidote, which focused on hip-hop artists from in and around Detroit. Written by Joseph Patel. December 2007.

Record Label Selecta
Label Name
By Country

Advertisement

Advertisement
Latest Release
  • Savas Pascalidis
    Fading Lights EP by Savas Pascalidis
    Fading Lights EP
    Be As One

  • Wareika
    Break New Sol EP  by Wareika
    Break New Sol EP
    Amphia

  • Michal Ho
    Near and Nearer EP by Michal Ho
    Near and Nearer EP
    Contexterrior / Tuning Spork

  • Anonym
    Castaway EP by Anonym
    Castaway EP
    Bass Culture Records

  • Various Artists
    Blue Mondays by Various Artists
    Blue Mondays
    Blue Mondays

  • Various Artists
    The Last Climb EP by Various Artists
    The Last Climb EP
    MBR Limited

  • Gary Beck
    Stupid Advert EP by Gary Beck
    Stupid Advert EP
    BEK Audio

  • DJ Spider
    The Final Revolution EP by DJ Spider
    The Final Revolution EP
    Thema

  • Sepp & Alex Font
    Mis Hermanos Rumanos Part 1 EP  by Sepp & Alex Font
    Mis Hermanos Rumanos Part 1 EP
    Acmé

  • Gregor Tresher
    Quiet Distortion (The Remixes) EP by Gregor Tresher
    Quiet Distortion (The Remixes) EP
    Break New Soil

  • Par Grindvik
    Mnemosyne EP by Par Grindvik
    Mnemosyne EP
    Stockholm LTD

  • Envoy
    Dark Manoeuvres Soma 25 Remixes EP by Envoy
    Dark Manoeuvres Soma 25 Remixes EP
    Soma Records

  • Detlef & Green Velvet
    Bassick EP by Detlef & Green Velvet
    Bassick EP
    Relief

  • Demarzo
    4 For The Floor EP by Demarzo
    4 For The Floor EP
    VIVa LIMITED

  • Daze Maxim
    Rising/Falling by Daze Maxim
    Rising/Falling
    Hello? Repeat

  • Various Artists
    Scissor And Thread Best Of 2016 by Various Artists
    Scissor And Thread Best Of 2016
    Scissor & Thread

  • Marc Miroir
    Intakt EP by Marc Miroir
    Intakt EP
    Paso Music

  • Various Artists
    Part 3 - 10 Years Of Akbal Music by Various Artists
    Part 3 - 10 Years Of Akbal Music
    Akbal Music

  • Supernova
    Revelation EP by Supernova
    Revelation EP
    Lapsus Music

  • Lady Blacktronika
    A Lonely Space Program  by Lady Blacktronika
    A Lonely Space Program
    Skylax

  • Various Artists
    The New Years Special Vol. 2 by Various Artists
    The New Years Special Vol. 2
    Dirtybird

  • Horatio & Thule
    Legalise EP by Horatio & Thule
    Legalise EP
    New Violence Records

  • Squire
    Stay Positive EP by Squire
    Stay Positive EP
    Bar25 Music

  • Akufen
    Karat 57 EP by Akufen
    Karat 57 EP
    Karat

  • Trinity Tales
    Aurora EP by Trinity Tales
    Aurora EP
    Hive Audio

  • Nils Penner
    The Velcoro Remixes EP by Nils Penner
    The Velcoro Remixes EP
    Musica Autonomica

  • Hyenah
    Mami Wata EP by Hyenah
    Mami Wata EP
    Objektivity

  • Mark Jenkyns
    OFUNSOUNDMIND029 EP by Mark Jenkyns
    OFUNSOUNDMIND029 EP
    Of Unsound Mind

  • Andrea Di Rocco & Claude Vonstroke
    LFO I Love You EP by Andrea Di Rocco & Claude Vonstroke
    LFO I Love You EP
    D Floor

  • Ramiro Lopez
    Unsullied EP by Ramiro Lopez
    Unsullied EP
    Phobiq

  • Seven Davis Jr.
    Live From The Other Side  by Seven Davis Jr.
    Live From The Other Side
    Secret Angels

  • Various Artists
    Moodmusic Best of 2016 by Various Artists
    Moodmusic Best of 2016
    Moodmusic

  • Alixander Raczkowski
    Anxiety by Alixander Raczkowski
    Anxiety
    Login Records

  • Various Artists
    Rebirth Sessions - Shield by Various Artists
    Rebirth Sessions - Shield
    Rebirth

  • Various Artists
    Affin Selected 2016 by Various Artists
    Affin Selected 2016
    Affin

  • Various Artists
    Hafendisko Best of 2016 by Various Artists
    Hafendisko Best of 2016
    Hafendisko

  • Various Artists
    Get Physical Music Presents: The Best of Get Physical 2016 by Various Artists
    Get Physical Music Presents: The Best of Get Physical 2016
    Get Physical Music

  • Various Artists
    This Is Toolroom 2017 by Various Artists
    This Is Toolroom 2017
    Toolroom

Label Latest Post
Planet E
Reflections Music Spain
Planet E
BEAGLE TRAXX
Giveaway
Marco Bailey presents MATERIA XL2 Summer...
Ibiza Voice 2003/2017 - All rights reserved - & - Best View on Chrome, Firefox & Safari