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- CRAFT (Twice as Proper / Party People / Feed The Raver)

Born in NYC, Craft bought his technics 1200's & Vestax mixer at age 14 with his own life savings in 1994. He taught himself the skill of beat matching and studied the art of blending tracks smoothly to perfection with persistence. He began producing music in 1999 under the name "Craft". He performs regularly in the NYC underground techno scene for his established "Twice as Proper" techno events and other local showcase events. He evolved from the Vinyl-only days to CDj’s of all types, and now often performs live with his controllers. In 2010, Craft traveled to Europe for his Italy Dj tour to Milan, Rome, and Terracina, then experienced an incredible Costa Rica DJ Tour covered by much media attention (national radio and TV). Craft ended up the year by hosting 8 Twice as Proper events in 5 stunning venues in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. In 2011, Craft performed on the main room at "The Works" during Detroit Movement Electronic Music Festival, as well as debuting in Washington DC at Funxion and Sweet Spot clubs, and at Boston’s famous Rise afterhours club as headliner in the main room for 5-hours. He was approached by countless labels for remixes and original EP’s and is now signed on over 25 top labels based in a dozen countries. Craft currently has 9 EP's released and countless remixes and collaborations. In 2012, Craft showcased for "Cultured Citizens" event at The Old Miami in Detroit, and performed at an incredible 5 after parties during Detroit's 2012 Movement Festival, including performances at The Works, Belle Isle, Bookie's, TV Bar, and Motor-City Wine. Later in the year, Craft headlined again at The Works for a "Devolve Detroit" event.

2013 performances continued with monthly shows in NYC for his "Twice as Proper" events. Live recordings were often featured on relevant techno podcasts from around the world. Craft returned to Detroit for performances at 2 events during the 2013 Movement Electronic Music Festival performing at The Works and The Magic Stick and was later back in Detroit for a large summer stage performance at Sindbad's Marina in July for "Dirty 313 Productions" Riverside Groove day festival-style event in front of the APBA Gold Cup hydroplane boat races on the river bordering Canada. Abroad, Craft hosted a "Twice as Proper" event in Mexico City at Suburbano basement and plans are in place for several international shows in 2014.

Craft continues to release music on important techno labels and collaborating with major international artists. More original EP's and a slew of remixes scheduled throughout the year and leading to his first full length concept album announced for 2014.

Craft co-created the NYC techno movement "Twice as Sweet" with his partner Shadi in 2007. It was later renamed "Twice as Proper" and has reached an impressive over 250 events and counting in the past 6+ years with an illustrious list of over 120 guest DJ bookings. "Feed The Raver Podcast" is a techno show founded and hosted and produced by Craft himself with Jenny Arredondo. It debuted worldwide on March 3rd 2012 with notable interviews and bi-monthly guest's techno DJ set from a different city around the world. Feed The Raver was officially featured as a Detroit Movement festival media coverage in 2012 and 2013 interviewing international techno DJ's as well as promoting the festival itself. Craft also created and designed the "Party People" T-Shirt trademark in 2008 which has a history of its own....

About Craft's music production software choices:
Craft first began producing in 1999 with programs such as ReBirth (which emulates two Roland TB-303 synthesizers, a Roland TR-808, and a Roland TR-909 drum machine all at once) and Cakewalk for final arrangements. He then used strictly Reason for five years, from its first version launched in 2000 through version 3 when he finally migrated to Apple’s Logic 7 in 2005. Today he continues to use mainly Logic, which has now reached version X as well as Maschine, Ableton, Reason and other plugins using multiple keyboards and controllers in the studio. Craft taught himself everything and is a true master at using the complicated features of various professional music production software. The results are evident with the continuous smashing releases which have now earned him an international reputation, 14 years in the making..

Labels:
- Dystopian Rhythm
- Reloading Records
- Kaputt
- Freitag Limited
- Hidden Recordings
- Concepto Hipnotico
- AeroTropic
- Rawhard Audio
- De-Konstrukt
- Subtrack Records
- Ill Bomb Records
- Frakture Audio
- Resorte Recordings
- Cromatiq Recordings
- Next Week Records
- Elastic Gun
- Nosi Music
- Jyre Records
- Syncope Records
- Uberkontrol Records
- Miniaturesrec
- Faucet Music
- Gee Records
- Mindchip
- Ungeklart Music
- LW Recordings

Featured in events & organizations:
- Twice as Proper
- Cultured Citizens - Detroit
- Bangtech 12 showcase - Detroit
- Mixworks label showcase - Detroit
- Devolve - Detroit
- Dirty 313ctronic Productions - Detroit
- Set Artists - DC
- Erratic - NYC
- TBA Brooklyn - NYC
- After Owls - NYC
- No Requests - NYC
- The Lost Room - NYC
- LocalsNYC
- Massive Groove - NYC
- Motive - NYC
- Mnmlktchn - NYC
- Rite of Wednesdays - NYC
- Moment Um - NYC
- Just Play! - NYC
- Trilogy showcase - NYC
- Underground Chaos - NYC
- Bacteria Records showcase - NYC
- 4 Us By US - NYC
- RAW - NYC
- Liturgy - NYC
- Eklipze - NYC
- Essential - NYC
- I Love Italian Dj's - NYC
+ more…

Recent press:

-Ibiza Voice Magazine: artist page + full page EP review - "Craft - The Bitch I Love EP – [Ill Bomb Records]"
-Beatport: "New Releases" feature + banner - "Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful EP – [Subtrak Records]"
-ClubbersGuideNewYork: extended interview + guestmix 2011 + 20012 + 2013
-Beatport Staff Picks: "Craft - Fondle Knobs EP - [Cromatiq Recordings]" - Techno section
-Beatport Staff Picks: "Duckhunter - Cryogenic Lab (Craft Remix) - [Elastic Gun]" - Techno section
-"Derek Marin - Midnight Cruiser (Craft Remix) featured in "Subtrak Heart - Best of Subtrak Records" compilation.
-"Chamomile - Nikolayev (Craft Remix)" featured on 2012 Techno Anthems Compilation
-"Craft - The Bitch I Love (Duckhunter Remix)" re-released on "3 Years of Ill Bomb Records" compilation.
-Magazine Sixty: review on Hidden Recordings remix - "Signal Deluxe - Mercado Negro (Craft Remix)"

Guest mix Radio shows & podcasts:

- Feed The Raver Podcast show - hosted by Craft
- D-Node - Droid Behavior - LA
- Blank Code Podcast - Detroit
- Dystopin Rhythm Podcast - Detroit
- The Forgotten with Oxum - Mexico
- Owls Dance - Miami
- Mocean District – radio show - Miami
- Fnoob Techno Radio
- COCO FM - Miami
- ClubbersGuideNewYork – Guest mix 2011 + 2012 + 2013
- Erratic Podcast - NYC
- Underground Movement Show - Electronic Rhythm - NYC
- East Village Radio - Future music – radio show - NYC
- Bacteria Records Podcast - Puerto Rico
- LocalsNYC Guest Mix - NYC
- The Conduit – Podcast - USA
- 2011 World Technothon - USA
+ more…

Current Releases:

-Craft – Wifi Brain – [Faucet Music]
-Derek Marin – Midnight Cruiser (Craft remix) – [Subtrak Records]
-Duckhunter – Glass (Craft remix) – [Ill Bomb Records]
-Duckhunter – 2020 Vision (Craft remix) – [Gee Records]
-Signal Deluxe – Mercado Negro (Craft remix) – [Hidden Recordings]
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Original) – [Ill Bomb Records]
-Craft – I Can’t See – [Uberkontrol Records]
-Craft – Flying on a Plane – [Uberkontrol Records]
-Silvio Malla – 12 Inch Playa (Craft remix) – [Syncope Recordz]
-Craft – Highways & Jungles – [Syncope Recordz]
-Craft – Restricted Nightlife – [Syncope Recordz]
-Duckhunter – White Light (Craft remix) – [Uberkontrol Records]
-Craft – Poser Politics - – [Freitag Limited]
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful - [Subtrak Records]
-Martyn Mlostekk - The Sentinel (Craft Remix) - [Syncope Recordz]
-Chamomille - First Time I Hit It (Craft remix) - [Miniaturesrec]
-Chamomille - AntzinPants (Craft remix) - [Miniaturesrec]
-Chamomile - Nikolayev (Craft Remix) - [Ill Bomb Records]
-Ochu LaRoss - DLX6-2 (Craft Remix) - [Minichip]
-Craft - Fondle Knobs- [Cromatiq Recordings]
-Craft – Joystick Dick - [Cromatiq Recordings]
-Boaz - Ant Farm in Madrid (Craft remix) - [Jyre Records]
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Craft Brooklyn to Playa Remix)
-Craft - Laureates of the Dark (Original Mix) - [Freitag Limited]
-Sick-B - Subtance (Craft Remix) - [Ungeklart Music]
-Duckhunter - Grenade (Craft Remix) - [NOSI Music]
-Jhon Spark - Wonderful (Craft Remix) - [Subtrak Records]
-Monktec - Dead Weight (Craft Remix) - Free Download
-Empty_Room - Steady Balance (Craft Remix) - [Reloading Records]
-Feyser & Dolby D - Relief Sound (Craft Remix) - [Kaputt]
-Chamomile - Metrotech (Craft Remix) - [De-Konstruct]
-Garrett Dillon - Broken One - [Dystopian Rhythm]
-Duckhunter - Cryogenic (Craft Remix) - [Elastic Gun]
-Craft - Basement Outside (Original Mix) - [Concepto Hipnotico]
-Craft - No Crap Theory (Original Mix) - [Concepto Hipnotico]
-Asher Perkins - Not Here (Craft Remix) - [Resorted Recordings]

Current EP Releases:

The Bitch I Love EP – [Ill Bomb Records]
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Original Mix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Duckhunter remix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Monktec remix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Derek Marin remix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Owen Sands remix)
-Craft – The Bitch I Love (Justin Kase remix)

Stay Underground EP– [Uberkontrol Records]
-Craft – I Can’t See (Original Mix)
-Craft – Flying on a Plane (Original Mix)

Craft – Highways & Jungles EP– [Syncope Recordz]
-Craft – Highways & Jungles (Original Mix)
-Craft – Restricted Nightlife (Original Mix)

Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful EP – [Subtrak Records]
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Original Mix)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Derek Marin Brooklyn to Detroit remix)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Duckhunter remix)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Monktec remix)
-Craft – Brooklyn Beatuiful (Signal Deluxe remix)
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Ochu LaRoss remix)
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Chamomile remix)
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Justin Schumacher remix)
-Craft - Brooklyn Beautiful (Jhon Spark remix)

Craft – Poser Politics EP – [Freitag Limited]
-Craft – Poser Politics (Original Mix)
-Craft – Poser Politics (Andres Gil remix)
-Craft – Poser Politics (Splatter remix)
-Craft – Poser Politics (Monktec remix)

Craft - Fondle Knobs EP - [Cromatiq Recordings]
-Craft – Joystick Dick (Original Mix)
-Craft - Fondle Knobs (Original Mix)

Craft - Fondle Knobs Remixes EP - [Cromatiq Recordings]
-Craft – Joystick Dick (Bruno Ledesma Remix)
-Craft - Fondle Knobs (Junior Riveira Remix)

Basement Outside EP - [Concepto Hipnotico]
Craft - No Crap Theory (Original Mix)
Craft - Basement Outside (Original Mix)
Craft - Basement Outside (RFS Remix)
Craft - Basement Outside (Garrett Dillon Remix)
Craft - Basement Outside (Bruno Ledesma Remix)

Upcoming Releases:
- Craft – Ignore Delete - [De-Konstrukt]
- Craft - What Blizzard (Original Mix) - [De-Konstrukt]
- Craft - Hypnotic Poise (Original Mix)
- onda Skillet & Craft - Burrata - [Aerotropic]
- Junior Riveira - Cromatiq (Craft Remix) - [Cromatiq Recordings]
- Craft - Warehouse Boat Party (Original Mix) - [Next Week Records]
- Craft - Missing Out (Original Mix) - [Next Week Records]
- Craft - Fountainhead (Original Mix) - [Next Week Records]
- Craft - Man in the Machine (Original Mix) - [Next Week Records]

Upcoming EP'S:

Ignore Delete EP - [De-Konstrukt]
Craft - Ignore Delete (Original Mix)
Craft - Ignore Delete (Monktec Remix)
Craft - What Blizzard (Original Mix)
Craft - What Blizzard (Empty_Room Remix)

Missing Out EP - [Next Week Records]
Craft - Man in the Machine (Original Mix)
Craft - Missing Out (Original Mix)
Craft - Fountainhead (Original Mix)
Craft - Warehouse Boat Party (Original Mix)

Hypnotic Poise EP
Craft - Hypnotic Poise (Original Mix)
Craft - Hypnotic Poise (Jhon Spark Remix)
Craft - Hypnotic Poise (Chamomile Remix)
Craft - Hypnotic Poise (Onda Skillet Remix)
Craft - Hypnotic Poise (Headliner Remix)
Craft - Hypnotic Poise (Chanski Remix)

Pristine Generation EP - [Aerotropic]
Craft - Pristine Generation (Original Mix)
Craft - Dolphins Go Away (Original Mix)
Craft - Proximate Sequela (Original Mix)
Craft - Palpitation (Original Mix)

CRAFT LINKS:

Podcasts, radio shows and event recordings:
Craftnyc

Craft Music Productions:
Craft Music Productions

Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craft/28824397775

Twice as Proper website:
http://www.twiceasproper.com/

Twice as Proper Facebook group:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=145213368851690&ref=ts

Feed The Raver Podcast show hosted by Craft:
http://www.feedtheraver.com/

Beatport:
http://www.beatport.com/artist/craft/147149

Resident Advisor
http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/craft

Dystopian Rhythm Detroit label artist page:
http://dystopianrhythm.com/artists/craft/

Contacts:
- Dj Bookings: twiceasproper@gmail.com
- Dj set promos: twiceasproper@gmail.com
- Music production promos for Craft: craftnyc@me.com
- Party People gear: info.partypeoplenyc@gmail.com
- Feed The Raver podcast submission: feedtheraver@gmail.com
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Bookings: twiceasproper@gmail.com
Press kit updated: January 2014

Craftnyc   DJ/Producer Craft, New York City, United States

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    "The Bitch I Love" EP coming out soon on Ill Bomb Records with several amazing producers for real.... Sneak preview of some links below:

    - CRAFT ORIGIINAL VERSION:
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    -Other Craft Music Productions:
    Craft Music Productions

    -Craft live Dj sets recorded around the world:
    Craftnyc

    -Official Craft Facebook fan page:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Craft/28824397775

    -Official Twice as Proper website:
    http://www.twiceasproper.com/

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