As previously announced, Carl Craig is this year celebrating the 20th anniversary of his Planet E label.
February 22 will see the release of Twenty F@#&ing Years – We Ain’t Dead Yet, a 25-track digital compilation that serves as a “best of” – including time-honoured classics like Moodymann’s ‘Dem Young Sconies’, Urban Tribe’s ‘Covert Action’ and Innerzone Orchestra’s ‘Bug In The Bassbin’ alongside more recent bangers like Tres Demented’s ‘Shez Satan’ and Martin Buttrich’s ‘Full Clip’, and a previously unreleased C2 (Craig) remix of Kenny Larkin’s ‘You Are’.
The compilation will also appear in a vinyl box set edition later this year, its tracklist decided by fans (details of how to contribute are forthcoming).
Planet E is also preparing to reissue a number of classic singles from its catalogue, each chosen by a notable artist and backed with a new remix by that artist. These include Richie Hawtin, Ricardo Villalobos, Francois K, Luciano and Mike Banks.
Check Craig’s new website for more information on all of the above, including a track-by-track breakdown of We Ain’t Dead Yet and details of the imminent Planet E world tour, which will touch down in London’s Ewer St Warehouse on March 4 with Craig, Kenny Larkin, Paul Woolford, Psycatron and Read Truth at the controls.
We Ain’t Dead Yet digital tracklist:
Moodymann – Dem Young Sconies
Attias – Analysis
Martin Buttrich – Full Clip
Lazy Fat People – Pixelgirl
Recloose featuring Dwele – Can’t Take It
Quadrant – Hyperprism
Jona – Altiplano
Gemini – Moment of Insanity
Paperclip People – Clear & Present
Urban Tribe – Covert Action
Balil – Route North
69 – Jam The Box
4th Wave – Electroluv
Innerzone Orchestra – Bug in a Bassbin
Urban Tribe – Repeating Decimal
Future/Past – Clinically Inclined
Flexitone – Pulse of Revolution
Carl Craig – Dominas
Niko Marks – Chune
Naomi Daniel – Stars (DJ Dos Mix 2)
Tres Demented – Demented or Just Crazy
Ican – Pa Mi Gente
Tres Demented – Shez Satan
Kenny Larkin – You Are (c2 rmx)*
Tribe – Livin’ In A New Day