RIP Aaron Carl

Sad to hear that a true dance music legend has passed away in Detroit. Here’s a post I made ages ago with some info about the man and a great interview exposing his absolute love of music.

Aaron-Carl – Producer, Remixer, Singer/Songwriter, DJ…
It is a task Aaron-Carl has done consistently since 1996. As one of Detroit’s most in-demand producers & sought-after remixers, his signature sound crosses genres — from soulful, gospel-infused House, to the dirtiest ghettotech anthems.

Armed with little more than a cheap keyboard & a four-track cassette tape recorder, Aaron-Carl proved early on that he could hold his own in Detroit’s Electronic Music Scene. When a demo tape landed into the hands of Underground Resistance’s “Mad” Mike Banks, Aaron was quickly signed to Banks’ Soul City record label. Even then, Aaron refused to be boxed into one genre. His first two records were released at the same time: “Crucified,” a soulful deep house vocal, and “Wash It,” a cheeky underground club banger. While both records received great critical acclaim, it was “Down” (an explicit electro-house track on the B-side of “Wash It”) that became — and remains one of Aaron’s biggest records to date.

Cementing his powerhouse status in Detroit Electronic Music, Aaron-Carl has remixed some of the Motor City’s biggest artists, like Underground Resistance, SCAN 7, Kelli Hand & AUX 88. He has also remixed International artists like Chicago House legend Dajae, Icelandic techno stars Gus Gus, and African jazz great Manu Dibango, to name a few. Aaron’s productions have graced various labels throughout the world, including Subject Detroit, Metroplex, Kompakt, Sirkus and Universal France. He has also been remixed by some of the industry’s top producers, like Ewan Pearson, Doc Martin and Grammy award winner Peter Rauhofer (Club 69).

Two weeks ago Aaron-Carl wrote a facebook note saying he was ready to leave the music industry due to some distribution issues. I’m sure such a creative force can’t be stopped, and hopefully we’ll see him appear again in the near future.


Aaron Carl – Live In Vienna

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