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Carl Craig’s ‘Versus’: In wake of an EDM boom that saw Dutch DJs earning piles of money for pushing buttons in Vegas, it’s easy to forget the forward-looking legacy of electronic music. This recording, a live collaboration between the revered Detroit techno innovator and Paris’ Les Siècles Orchestra, more resembles an extension of minimalist composer Steve Reich than what crowds the grounds at Coachella. With tinkling piano, shivering strings and doomy brass, the orchestra provides a taut, dramatic framework for Craig’s body-moving compositions and synthesizer pulses. Maybe consider it classical techno or, better still, just consider it...

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