It's official. Techno music is aging nicely into it's 20's. Carl Craig started his ubiquitous label, Planet E, twenty years ago this year. To celebrate this occasion the label will start the year off by releasing '20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet' - a best of Planet-E compilation featuring artists including Carl Craig, Recloose, Martin Buttrich, Kenny Larkin and Basic Channel, to be initially released on February 22nd digital only (PE/RA/Beatport/C2 website/PE website/iTunes). Alongside the digital release will be a competition for people to complete a poll and suggest which tracks should be pressed onto a limited edition vinyl box set, to be released in June 2011.
Beginning in March will be a monthly vinyl / digital remix package release from the Planet E and Carl Craig back catalogue. Artists including Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Dubfire, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson, Francois K, Mad Mike Banks, Dennis Ferrer, and others have selected their favourite track from the Planet E back catalogue to remix and release. First up will be a Luciano remix of Recloose's 'Can't Take It', with monthly remix releases to follow.
Carl Craig will also be taking Planet-E on tour throughout the world for the first time, ever. He will be joined on tour by guests including Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Dubfire, Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice, Seth Troxler, Psycatron, Paul Woolford, Radio Slave, Chris Liebing and many others. Stage one of the world tour begins March, with March dates including London, Berlin, Miami, Paris, Dublin and Vienna. The tour will continue the whole of 2011 and will include USA, Japan, Australia, South America and more.
Check out Carl Craig's website for more information.
"20 F@#&ING Years - We Ain't Dead Yet' - Digital compilation tracklisting
1. Moodymann - Dem Young Sconies
2. Attias - Analysis
3. Martin Buttrich - Full Clip
4. Lazy Fat People - Club Silencio
5. Recloose feat Dwele - Cant Take It
6. Quadrant - Hyperprism
7. Jona - Altiplano
8. Gemini - A Moment of Insanity
9. Paperclip People - Clear & Present
10. Urban Tribe - Covert Action
11. Balil - Nort Route
12. 69 - Jam The Box
13. 4th Wave - Electroluv
14. Innerzone Orchestra - Bug in the Bassbin
15. Urban Tribe - Repeating Decimal
16. Future/Past - Clinically Inclined
17. Flexitone - Pulse of Revolution
18. Carl Craig - Dominas
19. Niko Marks - Chune
20. Naomi Daniel - Stars (DJ Dos Mix 2)
21. Tres Demented - Demented or Just Crazy
22. Ican - Pa Mi Gente
23. Tres Demented - Shez Satan
24. Kenny Larkin - You Are - C2 rmx*
25. Tribe - Living in a New Day - C2 rmx