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Carl Cox’s long-forgotten gabber and hardcore roots explored in new tribute mix: Listen

23/02/2018
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Carl Cox is one of the world’s most respected DJs — but what is often overlooked is in the early ‘90s he was one of the biggest names in the UK hardcore rave scene.

As a tribute to his long-forgotten penchant for the insane BPMs and genre-defying mixes, American DJ Pearsall — who now resides in Berlin — has recorded a mix that shines a light on the music Coxy was championing between 1993 and 1994.

Pearsall has successfully tried to mimic Cox’s long-forgotten style where the three deck Jedi would mix Dutch gabber with Scottish bouncy techno and everything in between for some truly eclectic sets in the early ‘90s.

“I wanted to boil down two years worth of his musical selections into a single mix, with nice and crisp audio quality and no shitty mc’s,” said Pearsall on the mix’s creation.

“To do so, I built a database of 25 tracklistings from 1993/1994 and pulled together a tracklisting of 45 tunes that captures all of the elements of the Carl Cox rave experience.”

The mix was recorded in Pearsall’s adopted hometown using 100% vinyl — just the way Coxy likes it.

Cox recently announced that he will be playing a fundraiser in San Francisco to raise money for his annual Burning Man stage production.

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Carl Cox announces fundraiser for his Burning Man stage

11/02/2018
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Carl Cox will be playing at San Francisco’s Midway on 30th March in order to raise funds for his annual Playground camp at this year’s Burning Man festival.

Coxy has been playing the iconic festival for over a decade and along with his own rise in popularity, his Playground camp has quickly become one of the festival’s many highlights.

For his fundraising show in San Francisco, Coxy will be performing alongside Joseph Capriati, Syd Gris, Brennen Grey, Rooz, Kramer, Tamo and Paul Skinback.

According to the press release, Burning Man represents a special place for the former Space resident and he hopes that with the money raised he’ll be able to create an incredible stage production for this year’s Burn.

“Carl started his Playground camp as a way to celebrate all that Burning Man is and as a way to give back to a culture that he loves,” the press release reads. “It started small and most who landed in the camp that first year were those just passing by to get someplace else, but the music and vibe pulled them in.

“From that humble start, it has steadily grown over the years and in a very organic way because the energy, music and people are what makes Playground so special.”

In other Burning Man news, the festival’s organisers have warned fans to be wary of a ticket scam which has targeted Fyre Festival attendees who, let’s face it, have suffered enough.

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Carl Cox starts new label, Awesome Soundwave, for live electronic acts

19/01/2018
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The first release is an album from his label partner Christopher Coe, AKA Digital Primate.

Carl Cox’s new record label will launch in May.

The label’s called Awesome Soundwave, or ASW for short, and it’s geared towards artists who make and perform their music live. It’s founded alongside Christopher Coe, AKA Digital Primate, who will also offer up the label’s first release, an eight-track album called MNTNS of SLNC. As the name might suggest, the album is inspired by the damp, mountainous landscapes of the artist’s home on the west coast of Ireland. There’s also a couple of remix EPs in the pipeline for that one.

Stream Christopher Coe’s track “Headland.”

Tracklist
01. Maumtrasna
02. They Walk, The Mountains
03. Let It Go
04. Mountain Burial
05. Headland
06. Mountain Of Grooves
07. Cliff Face
08. Ancient Prayers

Awesome Sound Wave will release MNTNS of SLNC in May, 2018.