Detroit producer Carl Craig got his start in 1989, when techno master Derrick May invited him on a European tour as part of the Rhythim is Rhythim project. Soon after, Craig began releasing his own recordings under half a dozen different aliases and, in 1991, founded his own label, Planet E Communications. The next year, the dancefloor king's track Bug in the Bassbin influenced the early drum ‘n' bass movement by mixing jazz with beatboxing. Craig's debut LP, Landcruising (1995), further hinted at his vast range of musical inspiration, from jazz to funk to hip-hop and beyond. In 2009, he celebrated his 40th birthday with the vinyl box set The Legendary Adventures of a Filter King.