On his first U.S. major-label release, internationally revered DJ Carl Cox serves up one helluva beat-mixed set.

On his first U.S. major-label release, internationally revered DJ Carl Cox serves up one helluva beat-mixed set.

A true master of funky sensations, Cox uses Global as a runway to showcase his rhythmic likes, which range from tech-house to techno to progressive house. Cox opens the proceedings with Natural Born Grooves' "Kickback," a fiery Dutch production that seamlessly segues into Angel Moraes' deeply underground "Turn It Up." From that point forward, Cox lets loose with one hypnotic track after another, peaking with the absolutely hypnotic "Tribal Drumz" by Groove Creator and the Yaz-referencing "Simulation" by Tiga & Mateo. Global closes with Vince Watson's "Friction," a sublime slab of bittersweet Larry Heard-inflected house music. Longtime fans of Cox, as well

as those who first discovered him

manning the turntables at last year's Area:One tour, will not be disappointed by this postcard-perfect set.—MP

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