Skip to main content
April Clare Welsh
2 July 2024, 14:03

Carl Cox selects defining records from his vinyl collection for new photography project

"... It was very emotional choosing the records that helped shape my journey

Carl Cox

Carl Cox has picked several of his defining records from his vinyl collection for a new photography project.

Encompassing funk, soul, disco, rare groove, rave, Detroit techno, hip-hop, electro and '80s pop, records from Run DMC, Candi Staton, Talking Heads, Carrie Lucas, Fleetwood Mac, Duran Duran, Lil Louis and Doug Lazy are among those chosen the UK's veteran 150,000-plus vinyl collection.

The results have been turned into a limited-edition artwork titled 'Carl', made in collaboration with British photographic artist Mark Vessey and set to be launched at Brighton's Enter Gallery on 20th July.

“Each record I choose has a story behind it and it was very emotional choosing the records that helped shape my journey," he says. "Watching Mark work really makes me understand how you can look deeper into art and it makes me realise what I privilege and responsibility I have when sharing my love of music with the dancefloor.”

He added: “Every single one of these records are not promos, I literally went to the record store and stood there and went through the music ... this collection is the best of the best”. 

The photos will be available in 80cm x 80cm, 95cm x 95cm, 110cm x 110 cm C-type with the original piece displayed at the launch. Find out more at Mark Vessey's site here.

In other Carl Cox news, in May the DJ and producer released a remix of HoneyLuv & Roland Clark’s ‘This Is My Life’. Prior to that, he dropped a new album mix comprising exclusively of tracks from his Awesome Soundwave label.

Cox picked up DJ Mag’s Outstanding Contribution Award in DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll 2023.