Demon Days: An Official Planet E Selection is a series of electronic music events launched in September 2005 by respected Detroit-based musical innovator Carl Craig and NYC-based partner Gamall who form the musical core of the events. Connected artwork for Demon Days is supplied by the much respected Amsterdam based graphic / visual artist Parra. The series is also linked to Carl Craig's independent electronic music record label Planet E which has been running successfully since 1991. So far Demon Days events have taken place in New York, Detroit and Chicago.
Renowned electronic music producer / DJ / record label owner Carl Craig has been making music since his teenage years. His first composition “Elements” was released first on the 'Techno2' compilation in the UK after which his debut single was released on Derrick May's Fragile label in 1990. He was also briefly a member of Rhythim is Rhythim with May and they even played live together in the UK. Shortly after that Craig started his first label Retroactive. This was followed shortly after by his, now over 10 years old, acclaimed independent label Planet E (responsible for bringing us acts like Recloose).
Since then he has gone on to release seven highly acclaimed artist albums including the stand out "More Songs About Food and Revolutionary Art" and three DJ mix discs. His single releases remain countless and include such massive club hits as ‘Throw.’ His many aliases include 69, Psyche, BFC, Paperclip People, Tres Demented and many others. He's completed over seventy remixes for artists as diverse as Tori Amos, DeeLite, Depeche Mode and UNKLE. In the past 3 years his remixes for Throbbing Gristle, Zap Mama, Directions, Cesaria Evora, Hugh Masekela and Beanfield (amongst others) have all been causing a serious stir. Following many live dates under his Paperclip People alias, in 1998 Craig toured his ground- breaking Innerzone Orchestra around the world, fusing jazz and techno and playing with a seven-piece band. As well as founding his Planet E label, he also runs the Antidote imprint (for hip-hop) and Community Projects imprint (for jazz), all committed to discovering new talent. Craig also produced the jazz influenced Detroit Experiment album that featured players like Amp Fiddler and Marcus Belgrave. Craig is also one of the founders of the highly successful Detroit Electronic Music Festival – he was responsible for starting the festival and booking the first 2 years. His DJ sets remain both eclectic, cutting edge and a serious delight. Craig still lives in Detroit where he owns a Mies van der Rohe designed home.
Craig released a new mix CD on Fabric in December 2005 and completed work on a new studio in Detroit. He also lit up dancefloors with his remix for Theo Parrish. 2006 has been jam packed with constant touring throughout Europe, as well as Japan and the Middle East and Demon Days events in the US. He also completed acclaimed remixes for Delia Gonzalez and Gavin Russom (DFA), Goldfrapp and X Press 2. In October he released a Kings of Techno mix for BBE / Rapster that looks back at the European electronic music that influenced and inspired him.