Richie Hawtin’s MODEL 1 has undoubtedly paved the way today’s DJs work behind the decks.
In MODEL 1’s latest How I Play series, the venerable Carl Cox expounds upon just how the setup changed it all.
In near ten minutes, Cox explains his current DJ setup in depth, offering up insight into his preferences of the MODEL 1, his four-deck arsenal with a Traktor, and D2 controllers.
Cox also expounds upon his early years, “I was a clubber before I was a DJ, so I know what it’s like…I’m able to transmit exactly what I would want to hear on the dance floor. I almost get jealous, because I would like to be on the dance floor when I’m playing certain records, certain tracks, creating certain moments”.
It’s with these years in mind, and his keen knack for experimenting behind the decks, that he also details just how the mixer makes his life easier, “I don’t know any other mixer that has the ability to go this far in its scope of its frequencies…working and sculpting sound on each channel. There’s no boundaries,” he says.
Upon wrapping things up, Cox explains just how the mixer and his set-up are more like a musical instrument than a DJ or producer set-up. “It’s the spirit within that driving your creativity, means that you’re playing with heart, spirit, and soul…”