Someone on B2VOS posted up a link to the recently hyped / much wondered about Carl Cox “oldskool set”, and it was, erm, as pretty much as expected. I guess it makes sense when considering he labelled it as an “oldschool” set not “oldschool hardcore” that it’s mostly bigger techno/house classics… Still, for anybody who has seen footage of him spinning circa 92-93 and considering that this came from the guy who really helped cement the fundamentals of hardcore with his success-n-effect/landlord mashup track, it’s hard not to be a little bit dissapointed.
As for what he does play, there’s plenty of good house/techno in there (“Red 2” , Bassheads “Anybody Out There”, that sick Frank De Wulf track, etc). The only moment that really bugs me is Cox spinning a brand new Prodigy track while simultaneously yelling “oh yes oh yes back in the day right here”… simply not true.
Here’s a partial tracklist which was posted along w/ the mix, seems pretty legit up until 40 mins in. There’s definitely some tracks not listed after that point but I kind of lose interest by then so I didn’t bother to add to it. If anybody wants to listen to the rest though, feel free to leave a comment. Thanks to BunkerHeadz from Discogs for completing the tracklist.
01. DJ H Ft. Steft – Think About
02. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
03. Bassheads – Anybody Out There
04. Jay Kay – Belfast Kiss
05. Edge – Edge 1 (Plump Djs Mix)
06. N-Joi – Anthem
07. Frank De Wulf – The Tape
08. Dave Clarke – Red 2
09. The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance (Yousef Edit)
10. Jon Rundell Vs. The Prodigy – Your Love
11. Blow – The Cutter
12. JT – Don’t Deal With Us
13. TC 1991 – Berry
14. K-Klass – Ryhthm Is A Mystery
15 – Congress – 40 Miles
16 – Gat Decor – Passion
17 – T99 – Anasthasia