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A trully universal outing by Cox...
on 7 April 2002
What can I say.. Carl Cox is a very highly regarded Dj, I hadn't heard much from him though and this eagerly anticipated album seemed like a good place to start - ok, this is a mixture of house and techno but what makes him the part is the way he spins NO ordinary tracks.. in every track there's a different element of funk making it feel like an excellent QUALITY segment of music you've just heard.
Let me just say that I've never really admired the so called 'funky' side of dance music... to all of you like me, do yourselves a favour and buy this album because it'll teach you a few things about yourself that you didn't know.
Some will look @ the tracklisting and be instantly put off by Roger Sanchez or think that the track selection is dated due to tunes such as Smoke Machine... this is NOT the case - the album contains some of the freshest quality techno choons you're likely to hear this year...
Which leads me to my favourites: Dirty Bass and the James Holden tune are already massive floorfillers and will remain for awhile ... Mistress Barbara's contribution and Horny Hustle are played back-to-back and are probably the highlight of the album for me with some fab funky yet tough, addictive beats not to be missed ... then there's the mind-numbing Remaniputaled by Ben Simms which is so unexpected - delightfully pushing the boundaries of techno, leaving you breathless but somehow gagging for more!
One quick mention about the mixing - this guy is setting the highest standards right throughout the entire album (eg. CD2 - song 2 onto X-press 2).
What more CAN I say - buy this, you're gonna love it...