cRAIGmITCHELL, a.k.a. oLIVERtWISTED, a founding member of the chart-topping production team The Orange Factory, fathered and cultivated the dance music scene in Burlington, Vermont, where he went to Saint Michaels College after moving from Saginaw Michigan...near the birthplace of techno, Detroit, Michigan. With 20 years behind the decks, cRAIG has served as a resident at New York City's legendary Tunnel and has played the country's most celebrated venues and club nights. He has rocked crowds alongside such tastemakers as Chris Fortier, Peter Rauhofer, Honey Dijon and Tom Stephan (Superchumbo), amongst others. One experience with cRAIG behind the tables and belting out one of his tracks LIVE, while dancing continuously in the booth and you'll understand why his shows are so well attended and received. Unlike many of today's DJ's who are so focused on the MIX which IS important, they forget about the VIBE. cRAIG is not just a DJ, he, like many of his heroes, is a performer.
Since his debut DANCE production effort in 1997 (C12 "JUDY"), cRAIG has collaborated with a range of artists including Trendroid, Michelle Weeks and John Creamer & Stephane K, his work with whom earned him global acclaim as oLIVER tWISTED on "I Love You." His appearance on Kats & Styles' "You're My...Everything" on Twisted Records, former home to the likes of Ralph Falcon, Oscar G, Deep Dish and Danny Tenaglia, was one of the highlights of Satoshi Tomiie's Nu Breed compilation on the acclaimed Global Underground imprint. After his contribution to Yoko Ono's highly publicized 2001 single, Open Your Box, cRAIG got to flex his muscles as a music LOVER and PROMOTER when he was invited to assist with A & R, management and operation of Mind Train Records. Mind Train quickly had a Billboard #1 single with "Walking on Thin Ice" (Mind Train/Twisted). Looking to, also, bank on his promotional talents, cRAIG has recently been named Label Manager for John Creamer's imprint, NY LOVE, and is in the process of bringing back Magnetik, which will be FINALLY be releasing Stefano Greppi's “Freedom Is” digitally, plus lots more.
With a residency at Boston's only after-hours, RISE, regular gigs in NYC, Miami, Vermont and Canada, plus new music with Manny Ward, Alan T, Stereo Soliders, John Creamer, Midnight Society, Deka, Dennis Ciallela and more on labels such as Kult, Soundgroove, Moomba and Amplitude, along with running his imprint, SLANTED BLACK...it's surely TIME! :)