Carl Cox

Carl Cox shakes up Creamfields North 2023’s Steel Yard Stage

Underground on stage: Carl Cox shakes up the Steel Yard stage at Creamfields 2023.

One of Creamfields’ returning acts, and one of the defining figures in DJing, Carl Cox shakes up the underground stage of the festival, Steel Yard. He was given the opportunity to perform on Friday and his set features a number of interesting tracks.

“That was an awsome set, always awsome to see a true legend 🔥”, commented a fan to Carl’s post about Creamfields.

The 2023 edition of the festival, now in its 25th year held in the UK, has added a number of big names to its line-up. The “Mega Arena” stage at this year’s four-day event featured DJs such as W&W, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Vini Vici, and trance legend Armin van Buuren. Like before, this year also, in addition to the Mainstage, the North edition featured a number of other stages, the organizers have not forgotten about underground genres and their fans, thus the Creamfields North festival-goers were not without techno this year as well. In its usual place and time, the Steel Yard stage hosted various artists in this genre throughout the weekend, and the biggest acts on the stage included Adam Beyer, Cristoph, Camelphat, Kölsch, and Eric Prydz with his audio-visual set. However, on Friday (25 August 2023), a truly legendary house and techno artist took to the stage, namely Carl Cox, the British record producer and DJ. His set, which included a number of interesting tracks, was a so-called hybrid set, which in his case simply means that his hybrid set is an electrifying and seamless fusion of techno, house, and other electronic genres, featuring live production and mixing that showcases his unparalleled DJ skills. He started his set with “See The Sun Rising”, a Franky Wah and Carl Cox collaboration released a year ago in September. Later he played a remix by Eli Brown (who was also a Creamfields performer this year) of Josh Wink’s “Higher State Of Consciousness”. However, there was also a massive Carl Cox remix of Ninetoes – Finder, from Martin Eyerer’s music label KLING KLONG. Carl Cox also played several of his own IDs during his show, and one of them became the closing track of the set, the long-awaited “Joya”. The full setlist can be found on 1001Tracklist.

As a conclusion, house and techno lovers (either live or online) were lucky to enjoy a very interesting set by Carl Cox, who is no stranger to hybrid sets, having recently done the same at Ultra 2023.

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