Carl Cox hits Mansion like a wrecking ball, building the energy up to a level that even the speakers could not handle – literally. All power shut off half way into Carl’s set at Mansion this weekend, leaving the once brightly illuminated room almost pitch black and quiet – except for the sound of the crowd as they chanted, “Carl Cox! Carl Cox! Carl Cox!”
After a few minutes, the power flickered back on – the bright screens surrounding the DJ booth flashing, “All roads lead to the dance floor,” before the booming bass returned. All roads must have led to the dance floor because the place was slammed!
Cox kept the party going by teasing the audience with a breakdown — cutting the percussion for a few bars, and then diving right back into that hard kick drum that kept fists pumping and heads bobbing. Despite all the show (half-naked dancing girls, giant L.E.D screens, etc.) surrounding his set, Cox still managed to keep all the attention on the music – what really matters.
Music is always evolving, but now the electronic music genre is exploding into mainstream and lets face it, a lot of hype is getting pushed behind artists that have very little to no talent. It’s a great feeling to see that all hope is not lost, and that real music still lives on. So if you are in the mood to party, if you are in the mood to dance, and if you really want to have a blast, make sure to hit that road, making a left on Carl Cox avenue, and reaching your destination on the dance floor.