BPM 2014 Highlights: Planet E Meets This and That @ Coco Maya
Photo: Davide Squillace at BPM 2014 by Marjana Jaidi
Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- At-a-glance: Carl Craig's Planet E tag-teamed with Davide Squillace's This and That mixed with Detroit champions, Stacey Pullen and Kenny Larkin, topped with hypeman Guit = an unstoppable techno force at Coco Maya.
Italian stallion Davide Squillace played one of the most tenacious sets of The BPM Festival. It was imaginative, yet real, solid, yet fluid, allowing it to be set apart from the rest. He literally took us to "a place [he knows we] want to go" as he played Inner City's famous hit in the middle of his set.
Following Squillace, Detroit-based Carl Craig took over the decks to finish the night off. Craig is known for being one of the most prominent DJs in the second wave of Detroit techno artists, known for meshing together an artful mixture of genres outside his own. In his set he sampled artists such as Shawnee Taylor's "Live Your Life" vocal with which, blended with a mixture of different sounds, he assembled a perfect synthesis of techno, straight from Planet E.
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