Album: Carl Craig, Sessions (K7)

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Detroit's Carl Craig, one of the key originators of techno, continues to be as prolific, inventive and exciting as he ever was.

A shame then that he isn't more widely heard, but this continuously mixed two-CD set of classics, alternate mixes and recent hits provides a convenient entry point for the uninitiated.

It displays the breadth of his sound, from the proto-drum'*' bass of 1992's "Bugs in the Bassbin" to the stark but rich minimalism of his Delia Gonzales & Gavin Russom remix for DFA records, and last year's jazz-tinged "Falling Up".

Always, though, with a deep groove and an assurance of excellence.