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Carl Cox announces new album ‘Electronic Generations’

The first single, 'How It Makes You Feel', is out now

By Joe Goggins

Carl Cox press shot, 2022
The album is Cox's first since 2011. (Photo: Press)

Carl Cox has revealed details of his fifth studio album – you can hear the first single below. 

The legendary producer and DJ will return on September 16 with ‘Electronic Generations’, his first solo effort in over a decade, since 2011’s ‘All Roads Lead to the Dancefloor’. The news is accompanied by a second ‘ pre-mix’ taste of the album, ‘How It Makes You Feel’, which is a collaboration with Nicole Moudaber. It follows on from ‘Speed Trials on Acid’, which dropped earlier this year and saw Cox hook-up with his long-time friend, Fatboy Slim.

Discussing the new track in a statement, Cox said: “In today’s darkness of techno I wanted to create something more jovial. So the original is quite an easy track to enjoy, it’s very bubbly and bouncy. But with this new version Nicole has made a very dark twisted re-imagining. It’s now very much epic techno – which you have to play from beginning to end to get the full experience. It takes you on a journey, and it just gets stronger and stronger with its twists and turns.”

“Nicole is a genius,” he went on of Moudaber, who he’d previously hooked up with on 2014’s ‘See You Next Tuesday’. “She’s able to take my original concept which might not be totally the kind of record she would make, but she likes a challenge and she set the bar high and ran with it. I think she’s done a wonderful job with this one.”

Moudaber herself added: When Carl asked me to collaborate again, this time on one of his new album cuts, I knew this track had to deliver that high-powered energy and rhythm that we always bring when we perform. ‘How It Makes You Feel’ has been absolutely smashing dance floors worldwide, so I am excited to finally unleash this monster tune!

‘Electronic Generations’ is set to be a 17-song epic, the fruits of months spent working in his Melbourne studio during the first COVID-19 lockdown. You can see the full track listing below. “I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to share this album,” Cox said. “As a live artist and a DJ, I get to play all over the world, and to see people enjoying the shared experience of being together and dancing. I’ve pulled together all the elements that I’ve learned from watching those crowds, added my sound and tried to bring you a true electronic music experience.”

Carl Cox – ‘Electronic Generations’ tracklist:

  1. ‘Electronic Generations (El Rancho Mix)’
  2. ‘How It Makes You Feel’
  3. ‘Our Time Will Come’
  4. ‘Heads Up’
  5. ‘Toys Out of the Pram’
  6. ‘Bring It Back’
  7. ‘Deep Space X’
  8. ‘Lokma’
  9. ‘Keep the Pressure On’
  10. ‘Get After It’
  11. ‘Line Lock’
  12. ‘World Gone Mad’
  13. ‘Speed Trials on Acid’
  14. ‘Move the Crowd’
  15. ‘Apollo Beings’
  16. ‘See the Sun Rising’
  17. ‘Electronic Generations Reprise’