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Craig richards

Craig Richards

Craig moved to london in 1987 where he studied visual arts at st. Martins school of art and the royal college of art. During the acid house explosion he began organising illegal parties called georgie ( a tribute to recently deceased playboy and genius footballer george best). These were individually themed events which took place in film studios and interesting spaces. During this period craig worked as a painter, photographer and graphic artist, djing was merely a hobby and although he had always played records at his own parties, craig’s professional dj career didn’t start until 1997. By playing regularly at the end nightclub and his own nights freaky disco and tyrant, his quirky and unpredictable sound quickly developed. House, dubby techno, bongos, beats and bleeps hand crafted into an expressive and trippy selection.

Recognition came in 1999 when he was offerered a weekly residency at fabric in london, which at the time was still a building site. The success of craig’s weekly residency is integral to the success of fabric. His mindbending early morning sets have become legendary and by playing every week he has created an identity for the club, an anchor point but most importantly a sound. His treatment of sound is instantly recognisable as a bass heavy groove presented with creativity and from the heart. An uncompromising and eclectic journey through hynoptic house, dark disco, old school electro, minimal techno and strange crackling sounds.
His influence at fabric extends to inviting live acts and dj’s to play alongside him and he is greatly responsible for the challenging and modern approach taken to fabric’s saturday night programming.

His tyrant label has released music by sieg uber die sonne, swag, silicon scally, scsi-9, soul capsule, transparent sound and himself under the name of scumdolly. More recently craig has set up a new label with howie b. As true grit they are currently sculpting the soundtrack to a series of victorian pornographic films and recording an artist album to be released in 2007.

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