Craig Mitchell

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Biography

  • cRAIGmITCHELL, a.k.a. oLIVERtWISTED, a founding member of the chart-topping production team The Orange Factory, fathered and cultivated the dance music scene in Burlington, Vermont,
    cRAIGmITCHELL, a.k.a. oLIVERtWISTED, a founding member of the chart-topping production team The Orange Factory, fathered and cultivated the dance music scene in Burlington, Vermont, where he went to Saint Michaels College after moving from Saginaw Michigan...near the birthplace of techno, Detroit, Michigan. With over 16 years behind the decks, cRAIG has served as a resident at New York City's legendary Tunnel and has played the country's most celebrated venues and club nights. He has rocked crowds alongside such tastemakers as Chris Fortier, Peter Rauhofer, Honey Dijon and Tom Stephan (Superchumbo), amongst others. One experience with cRAIG behind the tables and belting out one of his tracks LIVE, while dancing continuously in the booth and you'll understand why his shows are so well attended and recieved. Unlike many of today's DJ's who are so focused on their mix, that they forget about the VIBE, cRAIG is not just a DJ, he is a performer. Since his debut DANCE production effort in 1997 (C12 "JUDY"), cRAIG has collaborated with a range of artists including Trendroid, Michelle Weeks and John Creamer & Stephane K, his work with whom earned him global acclaim as oLIVERtWISTED on "I Love You." His appearance on Kats & Styles' "You're My...Everything" on Twisted Records, home to the likes of Ralph Falcon and Danny Tenaglia, was one of the highlights of Satoshi Tomiie's Nu Breed compilation on the acclaimed Global Underground imprint. After his contribution to Yoko Ono's highly publicized 2001 single, Open Your Box, cRAIG was invited to assist with A & R, management and operation of Mind Train Records. Currently, Boston based, cRAIG is refocused on his music/DJ career after three LONG years off. With a residency at Boston's only after-hours, RISE, and new music with Dirty German, Saillant, Dot Matrix, Shlavens and D-Lav, Lance Jordan, 1200 Warriors, DJ Cytric, Mike Morales, and more on labels such as Kult, Lajja, En-Soul, Slanted House, Soundgroove, Moomba and Amplitude, along with running his imprint, SLANTED BLACK...the future is going to be very (oLIVER) tWISTED!
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    Selected discography

    Discography Releases: On This Dancefloor (CD, Maxi) Kult Records 2006 So Alive (I Am Feeling) (12") Kult Records 2007 Ashes (5xFile, MP3) Slanted Black 2008 Bonafied (File, MP3) 1200 Traxx 2008 Noises (12") Bimotor DJ Records 2008 Remixes: Freeway (13xFile, MP3) Freeway (Craig Mitchel... Red Session Records 2007 Insects (6xFile, MP3, 320) Insects (Mini-Ball Mix) Slanted Black 2008 Reworked (Unmixed) (8xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Hot Beat (Craig Mitche... Slanted Black 2008 Dirty Beats (CD, Mixed) Push (Craig Mitchell O... Kult Records 2009 Miami Tested, DJ Approved 2009: Tech This Out Part 1 (File, MP3, Comp) Wine Yah Girl (Craig M... Slanted House Black 2009 Production: I Love You (12") Acetate Ltd 2001 Appears On: House De Luxe Mix By G-Dubs (CD) Closer Groovin' Records 1999 Don't Want Another Man - The Unreleased Dubs (12") Don't Want Another Man... Star 69 Records 2000 New York Grooves (12") Forever In My Mind (Th... Groovin' Records 2000 Forever (In My Mind) (12") Essence Records 2001 I Love You (12") Pipeline Music 2001 Original Masters (CD) I Love You (Hybrid's C... Acetate Ltd 2001 Global Underground: Nubreed 006 (Comp) ? (2 versions) You're My Everything (... Boxed 2002 Twist This Portuguese Pussy (CD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp, Bon) You're My... (Everythi... Twisted America Records 2002 You're My... (Everything) (12") Twisted America Records 2002 Twist This Pussy 2003 (CD) You're My... (Everythi... Twisted America Records 2003 Alter Ego (12") WaveTec 2004 Another World (12") Lajja Recordings 2005 Get What You Give (CD, Album) Golden Rule The Loyalists, Inc, Backbone Records (3) 2005 Lost Kiss (12") En-Soul Records 2005 Arthur And The Invisibles (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (CD, Album) It's A Beautiful Day Atlantic 2006 Dark Frontier (File, MP3) Dark Frontier (Origina... Slanted House Black 2006 Kult Mixhow Edits Volume 1 (CD, Smplr, Promo) Wild Child (Kemist Tec... Kult Records 2007 Music Freak EP (12", EP) Innerfreak (Original Mix) Lajja Cotton 2007 Blended Sound 002 (2xCD, Mixed, Comp) Control Freak (Joubin ... Star 69 Records, Mile End Records 2008 Dance TV - Mixed By DJ The Fox (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Control Freak (Hugo Ri... iPlay Som e Imagem Lda. 2008 Ibiza Dreams (File, MP3, Comp) Tribal Zone (Elliot De... Slanted House Black 2008 Best Of Loopfreaks House (12xFile, MP3) Just Reach For It (Ori... Loopfreaks Records 2009 Funk It Up (6xFile, MP3) Funk It Up (Craig Mitc... Kickroach Recordings 2009 Miami Tested, DJ Approved 2009: Tech This Out Part 1 (File, MP3, Comp) Slanted House Black 2009 Tracks Appear On: Global Underground: Nubreed 006 (2xCD, Mixed, Comp) You're My Everything (... Boxed 2002 Twist This Portuguese Pussy (CD, Comp, Mixed + CD, Comp, Bon) You're My... (Everythi... Twisted America Records 2002 Pump It Volume 1 (Unmixed & Extended) (CD, Comp) On This Dancefloor (Di... Kult Records 2006 1 Year Of Aenaria Tribal (CD, Mixed) Hellz Yeah (Original Mix) Kaos Records 2007 Gabriel Robella (CD) Wild Child Kult Records 2007 Kult Mixhow Edits Volume 1 (CD, Smplr, Promo) Wild Child (Kemist Tec... Kult Records 2007 Promo Only // Rhythm Club: September 07 (CD, Comp, Promo) Step Out On Faith (DJ ... Promo Only 2007 Blended Sound 002 (2xCD, Mixed, Comp) Control Freak (Joubin ... Star 69 Records, Mile End Records 2008 Dance TV - Mixed By DJ The Fox (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Control Freak (Hugo Ri... iPlay Som e Imagem Lda. 2008 Ibiza Dreams (File, MP3, Comp) Minimus (Vox Mix) Slanted House Black 2008 Reworked (Unmixed) (8xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) Ashes (Progressive Mix... Slanted Black 2008 This Is SoundGroove: Volume One (File, MP3, Comp) Noises (Midnight Socie... SoundGroove Records 2008 Best Of Loopfreaks House (12xFile, MP3) Just Reach For It (Ori... Loopfreaks Records 2009 Miami Tested, DJ Approved 2009: Tech This Out Part 1 (File, MP3, Comp) Gechocah (Original Mix... Slanted House Black 2009