Carl Cox drops brand new album ‘Electronic Generations’

Carl Cox
Carl Cox

The legendary Carl Cox finally drops his much-anticipated new album, “Electronic Generations,” his first album in more than a decade.

Anyone who was fortunate enough to attend Carl’s headlining performance at Wembley Arena in October will have heard Carl play the entire album. But for everyone else this will be the first time they can finally listen to ‘Electronic Generations’ in full – following a string of massive single releases this year, and most recently his ‘Welcome to My World’ EP.

Carl Cox has been regarded as one of the indisputable kings of dance music for more than 30 years, earning him both legendary and cult status. He is a legendary figure who has tirelessly and consistently promoted club culture. He has grown to be a global ambassador and a person of enormous influence who uses his position to advance the culture. Carl has a long list of accomplishments that are incredibly impressive and go all the way back to the early days of acid house in the UK. He was a pioneer and a stalwart, and given the scope of his legacy, he could have easily retired by now. Nevertheless, Carl is starting down a new path rather than kicking back and living off his reputation.

Carl Cox’s new Electronic Generations is his first album in more than a decade

This, Carl’s fifth long-player, exemplifies his unwavering dedication to the development of club culture as well as his own artistic development. A purposeful step out of his comfort zone as an accomplished and innovative DJ and selector, ‘Electronic Generations’ is the result of his forays into the world of machine-driven live performance.

Despite his accomplishments and years of experience, there is no room for complacency in Carl’s world. He is working harder than ever to keep the spirit of electronic music and techno alive. Hard work and new difficulties fuel his creativity and motivate him to continue seeking to contribute to electronic music culture. His foray into the real world is infused with a sense of fulfillment because this is where he wants to be—working hard, coming up with new ideas, and going beyond his comfort zone. Working on the edge, taking chances, and being aware that anything could go wrong in front of thousands of people. Allowing it all to flow, relinquishing control, and being in the moment. The real magic, human ingenuity that moves everyone who sees it, emerges from this fundamental catalyst.

I could be complacent and just stick to what I already do but I can’t do that. I have to go out, I have to drag my gear around, I have to set it up, I have to get a soundcheck, I have to make sure that when I do come on, it’s intense. It’s where I should be, where I need to be right now for me to be fulfilled in my position of who I am as a DJ and an artist – Carl Cox

This is what we hear on the album “Electronic Generations,” which is unapologetically open and straightforward in its sound character. channeling the raw roots of techno while defying current trends and what’s deemed fashionable, or even tolerable. Carl discovered that several of his improvisations from his live streams sounded good enough to be expanded into complete musical compositions. He removed them from the live recordings, polished them up, and then refined them. The result is an uncompromising statement of intent; an album that stands alone as a legacy of Carl’s commitment to dance music and the community and culture around it.