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Carl Craig at Motor City Wine

Carl Craig at Motor City Wine May 24, 2013

Carl Craig at Motor City Wine May 24, 2013
Photo Credit Matthew Morley

WAYN Radio/ Matthew Morley

Ascending the stairs into Motor City Wine I look to my left and see Detroit-based techno producer Carl Craig setting up his gear. A few of his friends are sitting at the bar, chatting casually, drinking various glasses of wine I can’t even pretend to know anything about. My knowledge of the stuff starts at “white” and ends at “red”. I pour myself a glass of water.

There’s at least a full hour before Craig begins his four-hour long DJ set in this small, intimate venue. Rather than doing a dozen uncomfortable, canned interviews he’s decided to “hold court” with the press, inviting us to his gig early to just hang out, chat and see what conversation comes up.

Not everyone gets the idea right away. There are a few awkward moments when he’s referred to as a legend – “I guess because of my age,” Craig responds – and when somebody mentions his “beautiful home in Florida.” But once the press vibe is lost the conversation loosens up. He and I talk about the crossover between hip-hop and electronic music, Hudson Mohawke, A$AP Rocky, sampling and the difference between cash-grab tracks and labors of love.

“You could kind of feel that direction when people were using Benny Benassi or people like that when they were trying to make these trancey rave records that they could rap on top of… they were seeing a pay-day,” Craig said about the earlier days of EDM and hip-hop crossover. “…with Kanye, after seeing him on Saturday Night Live, he wants to be like Trent Reznor so I think that’s quite interesting, I like that,”

Aside from the obvious fact that we were approaching “Movement Weekend” and the city was officially in pre-party mode, Craig wanted this evening to be an opportunity to talk about his new “Masterpiece” 3 CD box-set coming out June 24th via Ministry of Sound. The first disc includes music Craig has been inspired by. The second features music he’s currently playing. And the third is something he calls “Meditation”.

“Each piece is ten minutes, where you can sit, close your eyes and just kind of meditate, and the music flows very slowly and smoothly, there’s nothing in there that’s supposed to be shocking, because it’s meant to be a meditative thing,” said Craig. “So hopefully it will be a good tool for when you come from the club and your ears hurt and you put it on and you want something that still sounds like the club but it’s not the club. Something that could help you from one high to the next, or come off a high, or whatever the scenario is.”

You could really get a sense for how meticulous Craig is in his work when even in casual conversation he tells you what frequency his tinnitus resonates at. He also has an interesting story regarding how he damaged his hearing in the first place.

“It’s like sex, right?” Craig responds when asked if he does a good job of protecting his hearing. The press panel made up entirely of women (excluding myself) blushes, giggles, sits up straight. One woman who had been taking notes up until that point fumbles through her bag for her audio recorder.

“You’re in the situation, you’re in the heat of the moment, the condom doesn’t go on, ya know? The protection doesn’t go on. And ear plugs, I consider them ear condoms,” Craig said.

The heat of the moment came at 10 p.m. as our chat ended and Craig manned his CDJs and laptop. Guests began to arrive, Motor City Wine reached capacity and a line formed down the block and things stayed that way until the bar closed. Craig spun for four hours straight and didn’t let up. It was a night I won’t soon forget.



Movement 2013: Erika

Erika speaks with WAYN Radio about her start, debut album “Hexagon Cloud” and more.

Don’t miss Erika’s set at the Movement Electronic Festival Monday, May 27 5p.m. at the Made in Detroit stage.



Movement 2013: Bruce Bailey

Bruce Bailey speaks with Michigan Movement about his upcoming set at the Movement Electronic Festival and his contribution to Detroit’s music history.

Bruce Bailey’s set will be May 25, 5 pm at the Made in Detroit stage.



Movement 2013: DJ Minx

An interview with DJ Minx “Detroit’s First Lady of Wax”

See her set at the Movement Electronic Festival May 26 with Divinit, and Eva Soul at the Made in Detroit Stage 6pm

You can also listen to her every Tuesday from 5-7pm on handzonradio.fm

DJ Minx- Womenonwax.com


Movement 2013: A Tribe Called Red

A Tribe Called Red performing at the Movement 2013 Electronic Forest stage.  Photo Credit Matthew Morley

A Tribe Called Red performing at the Movement 2013 Electronic Forest stage.
Photo Credit Matthew Morley

Bear Witness, DeeJay Shub and DeeJay NDN of the group A Tribe Called Red speak with Angelina on WAYN Radio.



A Tribe Called Red will be at the Movement Electronic Music Festival May 27, 2013 at the Electric Forest Stage at 5:00 p.m.!

Are you set for Movement?

Movement 2013

The Movement Electronic Festival is right around the corner…actually it’s tomorrow. Now is the time to take another look at the line up, gather some clothes that agree with Michigan weather (attempt at least) and plan to say goodbye to sleep.

VIP tickets are sold out but here is the rundown for door pricing;

Single Day (General Admission)- $60

3-Day (GA) – $120

Don’t forget to check out the Movement after parties!

WAYN Radio will be in attendance so if you see any of us walking around make sure you come hang.

New Music Festival MO POP will be held at Freedom Hill this August

This August the Freedom Hill Amphitheater will be the festival grounds for the new festival MO POP. MO POP is an all-day event taking place August 17, 2013 that plans to capture Michigan’s sound, history and bring light to the visual arts.

Music acts to hit the stage include Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show, Manchester Orchestra, Walk Off the Earth and Capital Cities. Some of  Detroit’s own include  Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr,  American Authors, The Soil & The Sun and WAYN Radio favorite Jamaican Queens. Other acts include the “MO Vaudeville Revival Sideshow” spotlighting the areas special performers. The festival also plans to have a “MO Artist Village”  along with a Detroit Music Award film exhibit.

Presale tickets are available May 7 – May 9, 2013 so don’t miss out!

More information on the festival can be found at the MO POP site



The blog, Hip in Detroit put on a show this past Saturday that sent us on a nice musical trip. FLASHCLASH, Phantasmagoria, Autumn Wolf and The Hounds Below  played over in Ferndale at The Magic Bag and Hip in Detroit’s Sadie Q was our hostess for the evening.

All the acts seemed to have a great time on stage, they kept us dancing and belting out some lyrics. The night ended with some trippy, seductive, visuals from FLASHCLASH. You missed the show you say?! Well, don’t fret check out the links above and listen to the tunes. We also have some dates below so you can see these bands live.

The Hounds Below-  Saturday, March 9 at The Loving Touch $5 performing with Alexis, Flint Eastwood, and The Sights.

You can also check out some of the acts at SXSW !

Time to Tune In!

The Winter 2013 schedule is here! Take a look at the schedule and you can see WAYN has expanded and plans to take over your speakers. We have a large variety of shows and love your feedback. Share what shows you are digging and what music you want more of.

Tuning into the station is a bit different but nothing is too difficult for WAYN listeners!  We have some suggestions to make sure you stay tuned in.

1. On your desktop listen to the station through itunes, or winamp. Windows Media Player is a no go as of right now.

2. Download the app xiialive for your phone, download the link from our site and  don’t forget to favorite WAYN Radio!

3.  Come down to the student center basement and listen to the speakers right outside the station!


WAYN Radio and Warner Music Group Event

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Photography by: Pure Focus Michigan Photography

Last week the student center was filled with talent and WAYN Radio DJ’s ready for new music. Attendees walked away with some knowledge of new local artist and some promotional items thanks to Warner Music Group, and WAYN Radio. Like we promised here are all of the artist featured at the event, and where you can find their music.


Linked up above is the facebook page for Alexis. You can also check out their main site for more music.

Alexis will perform at The Founders Brewing Co. January 26, 2013.

Flint Eastwood

Thank you to Flint Eastwood lead, Jax for coming out to the party! The facebook is linked above and explore more of their music here.

Flint Eastwood will perform tomorrow November 24, 2012 at The Crofoot Complex.


Check out the link for their facebook page and see them perform at UDetroit Cafe December, 1 2012

The Hand in the Ocean

The guys from The Hand in the Ocean made a visit too, and everyone got the chance to listen to their new song.

The Hand in the Ocean will perform this Sunday November 26, 2012 at the Rust Belt Market.

Patrick Davy & the Ghost

Patrick Davy & the Ghost gave us a live performance. Visit their facebook page or their main site here.

Patrick Davy & the Ghost will perform tomorrow November 24, 2012 at the Cadieux Cafe.

The Kissing Club

Well, they aren’t local but the band does have some connections to Wayne State so we had to feature their jams. Visit their main site here, and the facebook is linked above.

Tunde Olaniran

No,  stranger to the Wayne State area the party enjoyed some great dance tunes from Tunde Olaniran. Visit his main site here and check out his music.

Tunde Olaniran will perform atthe Magic Stick November 29, 2012

Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr.was the first artist featured from Warner Music Group that evening. His new album, Blak and Blu was featured at the event and you can  give it a listen here.


Back to the local jams, Passalacqua held it down for Detroit. The hip hop duo’s music was featured and you can hear more on their site here.

Passalacqua just finished up a tour but will announce more shows for December soon.

Macklemore x Ryan Lewis

For their next artist Warner Music Group featured Macklemore x Ryan Lewis.  Macklemore is the emcee of the group and writes the lyrics and Ryan Lewis is the producer. Visit their site to listen to some of their music.

Mackmore x Ryan Lewis will perform tomorrow November 24, 2012 at St. Andrews Hall

Lupe Fiasco

Warner Music Group ended the night with Lupe Fiasco. His new album Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album PT.1 is currently available. Visit his site, and download the new album.


In between the featured artist, the sounds of emcee and producer Doc Illingsworth came through the speakers.  Visit his site to check out his music.