Here’s the b-side taken from the new Model 500 12-inch on R&S, the Detroit outfits first new release in over a decade. If you have any doubts about what a couple of mid-forties are still be capable of, this track should teach you a lesson in deep and powerful techno music.
On the a-side you will find OFI (click for a stream) in its original version and a remix by Mad Mike Banks of Underground Resistance. Thanks to the guys at XLR8R, you can downloadHuesca for free.
Pre-order the 12-inch from Juno or the digital release Boomkat. The release date for this is September 6th, 2010.
This video is a joke, of course. It was filmed after Planet E signed a deal with distributor Caroline. Carl Craig outlines his visions of how to take over the world and you get to see footage of Detroit with music from the label playing in the background. Makes me wonder how Carl managed not to laugh once in this!
Another video captures moments of his performance at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Carl was supported by Wendell Harrison of Tribe (saxophone & clarinet), Mad Mike of Underground Resistance (keyboards) and Kelvin Sholar (keyboards). Two tracks from that recording are available on 12-inch through Planet E.
A nine minutes video on Detroit’s Underground Resistance has been made available this week on Current TV. It features interviews with label founder Mike Banks, Cornelius “Atlantis” Harris and some of the label’s more recent signings like Nomadico or DJ Skurge.
Made me think, there really needs to be another documentation on the topic. High Tech Soul was a nice effort, but far too superficial for begin focused on just a small group of musicians.