Carl Craig is described as a creative visionary, a groundbreaking
electronic music icon, an inspirational artist, an esteemed Grammy-
nominated composer, a world-class DJ and an ambassador for his native
Detroit. Yet the common thread that runs through Craig’s broad musical
canon and creative projects is a resounding fascination with futurism. Carl
Craig has cultivated a unique path as an artist, entrepreneur and civic
￼leader, guided by his tendency toward forward thinking.
￼Staying strong to his Detroit roots, where he still lives today, Craig helped
￼launch the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) in 2000 and remains a
￼strong force at the festival today.
￼When Craig explains his philosophy, his wry sense of humor seeps into his explanations of far-reaching concepts that merge worlds together. “I have a very special career. When I feel that I’m tired of going on the road I can go in the studio. When I’m tired of concentrating on the studio I can go on the road. I can work with concert pianists, jazz musicians or rock guys. Very few people have that range of interests. Very few people juggle a career that they choose specifically.” No one else can pull it all together quite like Carl Craig.