Carl Craig’s “Versus”:
After an EDM boom that saw Dutch DJs earning piles of money for pushing buttons in Vegas, it’s easy to forget the forward-looking legacy of electronic music. This recording, a live collaboration between the Detroit techno innovator and Paris’ Les Siècles Orchestra, more resembles an extension of minimalist composer Steve Reich than what is heard at Coachella. With tinkling piano, shivering strings and doomy brass, Siècles provides a taut, dramatic framework for Craig’s body-moving compositions and synthesizer pulses. Maybe consider it classical techno or, better still, just music.