The annual Opulent Temple white night takeover happened once again at Burning Man 2019 — and Carl Cox was there to set the vibe right. He brought maximum energy to the Arrival stage on the Playa, during one of the busiest, most memorable nights of the gathering.
The techno maestro got straight to work, working in music from Stan Kolev, Cristoph, wAFF, and more, each song with a majestic level of appeal. The set, surprisingly, didn’t include any Carl Cox cuts (unless one of the IDs were his) — but that goes to show his passion for shaping a performance perfectly for the moment.
Cox spoke with Stoney Roads last year about why he always returns to the Playa:
What is amazing is that everything that you see, touch and feel is someone’s expression. Keeping in mind there isn’t any electricity, or water it is amazing to think that people build the experience and then they leave without a trace. I just find that so refreshing.
I just love that for one week – no watch, no phone, no internet – anything that happens in that week is what you make of it, and that’s the beauty of Burning Man.
As you can hear below, he was truly playing for the moment. Listen now via Playground BRC and check out the tracklist here on 1001tracklists.com.
Carl Cox – Burning Man 2019
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