Last night Madrid was blessed with Techno music pioneer Carl Craig. Craig is one of electronic music’s most influential producers, hailing from Detroit, Craig creates heavily experimental and futuristic sounds. Guided through clubland, classical music halls and jazz clubs by his forward-thinking approach to making music has allowed him to collaborate with some of the finest selectors in the world. His eclectic style enables him to encapsulates audiences from all walks of life, unlike any other DJ playing today.

“My livelihood is making music that I can perform, whether I’m doing orchestral production or modular strangeness or generating club music. I don’t restrict myself.”

Mondo, Madrid’s premier electronic music venue is up there with other European electronic clubs as one of the best. As well as an amazing soundsystem and top-notch lighting, they’re also blessed with a talented resident DJ, Gerardo Niva who warmed up the crowd before Craig.  With a strong rooted techno set, Niva played Christian Nielsen’s ‘Treading Water’ whipping the crowd into a frenzy before mysterious Craig appeared hooded at 4.30.


Photo credit: Elliot Aguirre


Craig Played techno tracks from other legendary Detroit producers such as Jeff Mills and Robert Hood and mixed them with a crazy mix of 80’s Eurythmics and bangers such as never grow old by Floorplan. Above we’ve compiled a spotify playlist of the best tracks that both Craig and Gerardo Niva played. Madrid is not always commonly associated with techno music, but we think it has a lot to offer.

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