Carl Craig is taking his Detroit Love DJ set to Washington D.C. for a rare event at The Depot on Saturday, November 19th. Craig will be joined by Detroit’s Godmother of House Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City and Juan Atkins feat. Milan Ariel. Detroit Love is about bringing together and supporting the sounds of Detroit and taking a little of the techno brotherhood to clubs and festivals the world over. Craig says, “Love is what I have for my city, Detroit.”
Craig is one of the founders of The Movement Music Festival in Detroit and has released over 100 electronic music tracks and albums on his influential Planet E label including his Innerzone Orchestra collaboration with Herbie Hancock. Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City hit paydirt in the ’80s with the anthems “Big Fun” and “Good Life.” He also released groundbreaking singles under his many aliases including Tronikhouse, E-Dancers and Reese & Santonio. His son Dantiez Saunderson is now a member of Inner City.
Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale is the first woman to play house music on Detroit radio. She made a name for herself in the city for her flawless mixing and for winning several DJ competitions. Her legacy continues with current residencies at Spotlite and Marble Bar.
Juan Atkins is known as one of the Belleville Three which is comprised of him, Saunderson and Derrick May for creating Detroit Techno. Atkins is responsible for seminal tracks like “Cosmic Car,” “Alleys Of Your Mind” and “Clear” as Cybotron. He will be joined by his daughter Milan Ariel for a live set.
The doors open at 10 PM and the party ends at 5 AM. Tickets are available here. The show is presented by Flash DC and will be one of the last before The Depot warehouse closes on New Year’s Day.