We don’t know who has been handling the bookings over at Boiler Room, but whoever it is has been hitting some homeruns lately. First they nabbed DJ sets by Thom Yorke and company from the release party for TKOL RMX 1234567, and then last week the live webcam captured Detroit techno icon Carl Craig performing a quick live set, with a whole studio’s worth of gear in place of the usual CD-J set-up. Craig starts off slow, toying with a strange handheld box controller before digging into many of his classic hits—particularly from his 69 alias. Eschewing Ableton means it’s not always the smoothest PA (you can even watch Craig’s furrowed brow as he seeks to make corrections on the mixing board. But if you want to witness a close-up look at how live techno can be made, it’s worth watching this 30 minutes closely.
As an aside, Craig absolutely destroyed Berlin’s Panorama Bar with a DJ set on Sunday night, but as they say, what happens in Pbar stays in PBar.