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Living legend of Techno music, the American DJ and record producer Carl Craig has tried, throughout his career, to renew the definition of the genre of which he is an absolute pioneer, making himself known as a tireless experimentator and establishing himself as one of the most important points of reference in today's musical culture. Versus Synthesizer Ensemble is his latest project created in close collaboration with the talented Luxembourgish pianist Francesco Tristano and born from a very first performance in 2008 at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, where - with the title Versus - he was greeted by five standing ovations. After almost ten years of experimentation and reworking, this collaboration, born with the ambitious intention of translating the most famous tracks composed by Craig himself into symphonic and orchestral language, comes back to life through an album (released in May by the French label Infinè) and a new tour. Only keyboards and synthesizers, this time, are tools with which to play and create a live show in which five musicians (including Tristano himself on the piano) get to work for a new unpredictable transcoding process.

Moodymann worked at several record stores in Detroit in the mid-90s, including a store owned by producer Blake Baxter. During the same years, Kenny was also the resident DJ at the Outcast Motorcycle Club in Detroit, where he was known as 'House'. After his first works published on Planet-E Records, Kenny became very popular in France, from which his fame spread further. Moodymann's sound is a hybrid form of techn/house dance music, obtained through an innovative use of revisited riffs, samples and grooves. Although he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insisting on remembering the origins of the genre, the soul of his production is unquestionable. Using classic soul and jazz samples, relaxed bass lines, and an approach to drum programming diametrically opposed to the tendency to accelerate the tempo, it achieved classic status thanks to tracks such as 'Sunday Morning', 'Shades of Jae' and the remix of 'People Make the World Go Round' by Innerzone Orchestra. After years of releases only on vinyl, he collected his best work in 'Silentintroduction', one of the most celebrated albums of the late 90s.