Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim are two of the most respected, legendary figures in electronic music. So when we heard these two were releasing a collab, we were ecstatic. Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of techno, “Speed Trials On Acid” is a remarkable testament to the 30+ years of mastery from both of these icons.
This track combines the best of both artists. Carl Cox lays down a mesmerizing techno groove, while Fatboy Slim adds in his signature acid lines. Over it all comes a hypnotic vocal from Detroit artist Dan Diamond, who casts a veritable spell over us with his impassioned narration. His stream of conscious monologue works in tandem with the pounding, driving beat, immediately drawing the listener into the thrall of the song. The result is rave-ready magic.
Here’s what Cox had to say about this track:
I thought Norman might like it as he likes a bit of acid in his music. He had the idea of bringing Dan’s vocal in and adding the string work to the track to make it what it is now. When I listened to the end result, I thought it was absolute genius. He has brought his own flavour to it and I think it’s stunning piece of work. I’m really proud of what we’ve created.
This track is a preview of Cox’s album coming later this year. Until then you can check it out using the link below. Enjoy!