Carl Craig plans his three-disc ‘Masterpiece’

Ministry Of Sound’s Masterpiece series has already delivered some standout volumes from dance music luminaries, among them Francois K, Andrew Weatherall and Gilles Peterson. Now Carl Craig is joining that elite group with his own three-disc effort. The Detroit icon will release his Masterpiece on 27 May, and the signs are very good.

The compilation includes one disc of music Craig’s listening to and has been inspired by, one disc of the club gear he’s playing right now and a disc of new compositions, exclusively composed for the album using modular synths. As the press notes put it (and we’re inclined to believe them this time): “With his mix compilation, Carl Craig takes us on a very personal journey into his past and present inspirations, be prepared to be educated, invigorated and entertained.” Now the tracklists are in.

The DJ recently wound up a busy tour-of-duty in Miami, beginning on the roof of the Red Bull Guest House for Boiler Room TV – also the spot where inthemix celebrated its U.S. launch. Craig also rolled up for standout sets at the Get Lost fiesta and Ultra Music Festival, but when inthemix caught his extended set at the Delano Hotel, his house and techno seemed a bit lost on the dressy bottle-service crowd. He’ll have no such trouble as he rolls through Europe in April, building up to the all-star Movement Detroit festival at the end of May.

Disc 1 – Aspiration

01. Kyle Hall & Kero – Zug Island

02. Macromism – News From Barcelona

03. Huxley – Little Things

04. Burnski – Lost in the Zoo (Martinez Brothers’ Bronx Zoo Mix)

05. Loco Dice -Detox

06. Sam Ball – Handsome

07. Maan – L1 (ROD Remix) / tINI – My Shine (Carl Craig Remix)

08. Technasia – Bastille Days

09. 69 – Poi Et Pas (ROD Remix)

10. Arkist – Rendezvous (SCB 2013 Dub)

11. Tom Trago – Use Me Again (Carl Craig Refix Mix)

12. Rick Wilhite – Drum Patterns & Memories (Moodymann Mix)

13. The Egyptian Lover – Egypt Egypt

14. Ben Sims – Straight from Bolivia

15. Lance Desardi – The Power of Suggestion

Disc 2 – Inspiration

01. The Messengers – In The Jungle

02. The Temptations – Cloud Nine

03. Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy

04. Prince Jammy – 256k Ram

05. African Head Charge- Crocodile Hand Luggage

06. David Lynch- Noah’s Ark

07. Freeway – All My Life

08. Erykah Badu- Fall In Love (Your Funeral)

09. Moritz Von Oswald – Cocoon Dark Dub

10. E-Dancer – Feel The Mood

11. Derrick May- Icon

12. DeBarge – Stay With Me

13. Melody Gardot – Mira

14. Tribe – Livin’ In A New Day

Disc 3 – Meditation

01. Carl Craig – Meditation 1 (Version)

02. Carl Craig – Meditation 2 (Version)

03. Carl Craig – Meditation 3 (Version)

04. Carl Craig – Meditation 4 (Version)

05. Carl Craig – Meditation 5 (Version)

06. Carl Craig – Meditation 6 (Version)

Ministry of Sound will release Masterpiece by Carl Craig on June 24, 2013.