CArl Cox Global (Warner) Rating: NNN Rating: NNN
Popular UK hard house icon Carl Cox checks in with a typically impeccably mixed compilation of dark and funky thumping house. No surprises for anyone familiar with Cox's work, although considering he's known for pioneering the rapidfire three-turntable technique, 13 tracks aren't a lot. Since the UK release is a double disc and features two more of his own productions, hardcore fans will want to grab the import instead. Interestingly enough, the most memorable moment on Global is a cheeky acid pop track by Montreal producers Tiga and Mateo.