We are pleased to be joined by Craig Richards, Midland and Paul Woolford for our in conversation series, as part of the many great talks and workshops taking place at inner city electronic 2018. In conversation will feature a live one on one catch up with the artists, we're we'll discuss a range of subjects surrounding their music and more.
Craig Richards has realised worldwide recognition by staying in one place, with his iconic residency at Fabric being an unparalleled success.
Each and every week he creates an inspiring soundtrack for the venue, never the same and always challenging. As artist in residence and musical director for Saturday nights, he is responsible for the inspired approach taken to programming by the club. More recently Craig has also been responsible for the musical curation of the critically acclaimed Houghton Festival which launched last summer.
Through his productions, DJ sets and record labels, Midland's output comes across as unassuming and surprising in equal measure, at once subtle, refined and totally raucous.
Midland's production style has nimbly evolved from one record to the next. “Your Words Matter” his collaboration with Pearson Sound (then Ramadanman), set the tone for his long-lasting relationship with Aus Music:– stripped-back, garage-flavored house, which also characterised his 2011 single “Bring Joy” on More Music. Soon after, though, he flipped the script, joining forces with Pariah for a scuffed-up techno EP that formed part of the Sheworks series on Karenn’s Works The Long Nights label. This dark turn continued on what may have been his breakthrough track, “Trace”, a warped after-hours tune that seemed to emanate from the deepest corners of the subconscious.
Growing up in Leeds, Paul was inspired by club nights such as Back to Basics and had his early experience in music doing work experience at Crash Records. Commonly known for his techno-based material he has become affiliated with Carl Craig's Planet E label in Detroit and recently Scuba's Hotflush imprint, Paul is also known for playing under aliases Bobby Peru and Special Request.