Detroit Techno Music Producer Carl Craig Doc ‘Desire,’ From ‘Harley’ Director Jean-Cosme Delaloye Wraps Production (EXCLUSIVE)
13.02.2024 - 08:27
Naman Ramachandran “Harley” director Jean-Cosme Delaloye has wrapped production on a documentary celebrating pioneering Detroit techno music producer Carl Craig. “Desire: The Carl Craig Story” is structured as an intimate portrait of Craig and an ode to his beloved Detroit. With Detroit’s decline and recovery as a backdrop, the film follows the career of producer whose genre-defying techno has been performed to jazz enthusiasts at the Montreux Jazz Festival and in the premier classical auditoriums around the world, including Carnegie Hall.
The film features artists including Gilles Peterson, Roni Size, Laurent Garnier, DJ Minx, Kenny Larkin, Moritz von Oswald and James Lavelle, who worked with Craig and played a major role in bringing techno and electronic music to the masses over the years. The globe-hopping documentary moves from dance floor to dance floor with stops in Detroit, the Montreux Jazz Festival, London, Bristol, Chicago, New York and Ciudad Juarez among many other places. The journey ends in Los Angeles, where Craig inaugurated his Party/After Party exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in April 2023.
“Desire” is produced by Dan Wechsler for Switzerland’s Bord Cadre films and Andreas Roald on behalf of the U.K.’s Sovereign Films. The companies previously collaborated on “Triangle of Sadness.” The film is supported by the Federal Office of Culture (Switzerland) and the regional film fund Cinéforom (Geneva). “Harley” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2020.
Delaloye recently completed “Harley” sequel “Scars We Carry.” Craig said: “I would love it if people had a clear understanding that touring isn’t just a rock and roll lifestyle. It’s not all glitz and glamor. I want people to see an aspect of
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