Carl Craig comes to Cork

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Listings - JIM CAR­ROLL

KOSHKOSH Savoy, Cork Fri 10.30pm 120 021-4254296

Even af­ter two decades of peer­less pro­duc­tions, Carl Craig (left) is still go­ing strong. The pas­sion and in­ten­sity of his re­leases and remixes of late in­di­cate the Detroit in­no­va­tor has no in­ten­tion of sim­ply rest­ing on his lau­rels. That’s not­with­stand­ing the fact that his out­put to date is quite some­thing, a stun­ning pa­rade of sym­phonies, full to the brim with drama and panache.

The re­cent Ses­sions re­lease show­cases Craig’s abil­ity to wring emo­tion from sim­ple grooves to dev­as­tat­ing ef­fect. From space-age jams such as Pa­per­clip Peo­ple’s Throw, to the ec­static dance­floor tweak­ery of Faze Ac­tion’s In The Trees, a C2 re-rub al­ways seems to trans­port a track to an­other di­men­sion. Most of all, what re­mains re­mark­able about Craig is how he weaves in and out of sounds and gen­res with­out ever fall­ing short of the mark.

Sup­port on the night is from John Hen­nessy with Scrib­ble's Colm Kenefick and Stee Downes in the foyer.

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