Legendary band Erasure announced on their official website this week that the next and final single from their excellent latest album will be “Sacred.” Chris Cox had the pleasure of not only getting to remix the new single (which is said by many to be the best song on the album), but he also got to meet the band backstage at their Halloween show in Las Vegas since he was in the same city for a DJ set.
Chris has been a major fan of the band since Erasure’s first single, and this project was indeed a treat for him! After meeting Erasure members Vince Clarke and Andy Bell, Chris stated “they were so sweet and down to Earth, and it was such and honor to finally meet them. I enjoyed having a bit of brief tech talk with Vince, but I must admit I was trying to keep it together. Not only did he create the great music for Erasure’s amazing catalog of hits, but he’s also responsible for iconic records like Yaz “Situation” and Depeche Mode “Just Can’t Get Enough!” Synthesizer all-time classics!”
Chris has been testing out the mix at recent shows in Rio Janeiro and Los Angeles, and the response was overwhelming. “Sacred” is going to be a joy for anyone in search of music that is uplifting and celebratory.
The release date for America will be March 17. Until then you will have to hear it at one of Chris’ live shows.
Las Vegas Weekly Magazine did a recent interview with Chris. The digital edition is out now, and the printed magazine will hit newsstands tomorrow.
NEW MUSIC! Amy Grant / In Motion Friday Night Dance Party w Chris Cox (incl. “That’s What Love Is For” PREVIEW)by Chris Cox ~ August 8th, 2014
The Crystal Method’s platinum album “Vegas” is a legendary benchmark work of electronic music, and the group will be celebrating the 20 year Anniversary of this album during Electric Daisy Carnival Week (“EDC Week”) in Las Vegas. Chris Cox has been given the honor of playing the opening set before Crystal Method takes the stage on Tuesday June 17, 2014.
This party will also serve as the opening night party for the EDMBiz Conference & Expo. As part of EDC Week, EDMbiz features two days of progressive, insightful, and entertaining panels, keynotes, and presentations with the the best music djs, top managers, agents, promoters, artists, labels, publishers, top producers, advertising agencies, brand execs, and technology platforms in EDM, along with three nights of exclusive Insomniac-produced nightclub events and pool parties.
Also joining the festivities on Tuesday night will be legendary house music favorite DJ Dan!
The Crystal Method show will take place at the brand new mega club Drai’s located on the Las Vegas Strip.
Daft Punk, Avicii feat Negrin “Derezzed 2014″ (Chris Cox Club Remix) VIDEO.
I have driven between Los Angeles and Las Vegas for years and know the drive inside and out. The view has certainly gotten boring over the years, so I always appreciate seeing something different from time to time. I have found a country store in the desert town of Baker, CA that has a MASSIVE selection of vintage and bizarre bottles sodas. I saw this gem yesterday, but don’t have the stomach to try it (especially before a long drive!). I did, however pick up 2 cases of assorted oddities and will post more as they get unpacked. – Chris
GRAMMY®-nominated producer/award-winning remixer Chris Cox has produced an official remix for Daft Punk and Avicii!
The song is: Daft Punk feat. Negin, Derezzed (So Amazing) 2014 (Remixed by Avicii and Chris Cox), and it is a “remix of a remix” according to Cox. His remixed version of “Derezzed” just raced up to #34* (with a bullet) in a mere two (2) weeks on Billboard Magazine’s “Dance Club Songs” chart.
Daft Punk’s “Derezzed” (So Amazing Mix) [Remixed by Avicii featuring Negin] is included on Walt Disney Records’ EDM compilation DConstructed. The new release features tracks from Disney movies “re-imagined” by some of the biggest superstars in EDM including Axwell, Armin Van Buuren, Kaskade and many others. The original version of “Derezzed” is from the movie TRON: Legacy. Cox has worked with Disney on a number of projects and was commissioned by them to work his magic on a new remix.
“The track’s origin may seem a little confusing, “ said Cox of “Derezzed”, “but basically it’s this: Avicii remixed the original song by Daft Punk in 2010 and later added a new vocal, and I remixed Avicii’s remix…so I guess what I’ve really done is a remix of a remix. Regardless of the song’s DNA, I’m happy to be involved with such talented artists and I’m really proud of the way this came out.”
A globetrotting DJ with residencies around the world, Cox is also a chart-topping artist and producer in his own right. He’s had 45 #1’s as a producer/remixer (and 5 #1’s as an artist) on Billboard Magazine’s dance music charts.
Cox has summer tour dates slated for Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Cleveland and Atlanta along with Madrid, Spain; Prague (Czech Republic) and Toronto, Canada.
Chris Cox is no stranger to worldwide travel, and this weekend is sure to test his limits. He is playing Sao Paulo, Brazil and Miami, FL, USA on the SAME DAY on Saturday April 19, 2014.
The Sao Paulo party at Grand Metropole (and presented by The Week) is dated Friday, April 18, but Chris will not hit the stage until 2:30am on Saturday morning. He will then DJ until about 6am and then make an immediate dash for the airport to make a morning flight to Miami. Upon landing in Miami he will make a swift sound check, change clothes at the hotel, and hit the stage at 11pm for a 5 hour set! Sunday morning will see him take an early flight back to the West Coast to spend some of Easter with his family. Sleep should be well deserved by Sunday night!