Despite being 60 years old, British techno icon Carl Cox is still at the top of his game, having dominated the Ibiza club scene for more than 20 years, he is still playing to enormous crowds on the biggest festival stages and nightclub dancefloors around the world. Alongside being one of the best DJs the UK has ever produced, he’s also a very talented producer, and also runs a successful record label in Intec Digital. This month saw Cox release his fifth career studio album, and his first in more than a
decade. ‘Electronic Generations’ features 17 main tracks, as well as a b-side offering which brings an additional 7, including collaborations with Fatboy Slim and Nicole Moudaber, and remix work from LF System, Chase & Status, and Riton. The main theme of the album is a mix of robust acid techno and blaring, destructive main room techno, with a few spots of breaks, electro, and house throughout. Anyone who’s a fan of more traditional analog-natured techno sounds or Carl’s DJ sets in general will love the album, it keeps the energy levels high from start to finish, and will offer plenty of material for your own playlists.
Where to start:
Heads Up: Pounding kick drums met with metallic percussion and a huge bassline
Keep The Pressure On: Roaring acid sound with stripped back drum grooves
World Gone Mad: Bubbling acid, big kick drums, and a massive drop
Previous from Carl Cox:
All Roads Lead To The Dancefloor LP (2011, Intec Digital)
Second Sign LP (2005, [PIAS])
If you like this then check out:
Dubfire – EVOLV LP (2022, SCI+TEC)
Spektre – Against A Dark Background LP (2020, Kraftek)
Carl Cox – Electronic Generations LP is out now on BMG.