Carl Craig and Stacey Pullen: It’s Detroit night at Exchange LA as Detroit  techno pioneer Carl Craig and Belleville 3 student Stacey Pullen join forces. Hint of Lavender opens.

2017’s Versus was Craig’s last full album, but he’s been active since 1989 so he has an arsenal of material to pull from.

This writer spoke to Stacey Pullen in 2012 for a UK electronic music magazine, about the impact of Detroit techno.

“It’s because there is not much to do in detroit, all we have is our craft and we try to master that craft to the fullest,” he said. “The struggle, the emotions, the spirit is felt through out our lives and we have a rich musical heritage that we rely on. It would not be much if Detroit techno appeared with no fanfare. You have to talk about the creators before you go forward. Without them none of this makes sense.”

What advice would Pullen give a young DJ?

“Know the history of the music you believe in, pay attention to the small details, follow you heart and don’t jump on the bandwagon.”

Wise words.

Carl Craig and Stacey Pullen: The event takes place at 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 22 at Exchange LA.

 

 

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