The Dancing Box

Follwing several 12” releases, James T. Cotton makes his first full statement. A psychdelic album in every sense, The Dancing Box pays respects to classic Chicago acid and leftfield Detroit techno, but does so with its own force and verve. Cotton has crafted a sonic maelstrom, at once vibrant and eerily troubling, with the eerie sensation of slowly deepening grooves. The Dancing Box finds the Cotton persona channeling historic jack tracks and late night radio frequency energy to complete his mission. Previous efforts have been championed by an international DJ community and publications like The Wire and XLR8R. The Dancing Box is a manic and subliminal journey into the mind of a master musician.

“Cotton cultivates a strand of dirty, spooky house music…you could dance to this, but not in any venue your mother would approve of. Disconcerting, vampiric and intense.” -Grooves

About JTC

Around the same time that Michigan’s Tadd Mullinix adopted his hip-hop oriented Dabrye alias, he also took on the acid house alias James T. Cotton. With its playful use of female Chinese voc...check out JTC's page and other releases

  • Spectral Sound
  • SPC-18
  • formats:
  • CD/2xLP/Digital
  • release date:
  • July 27, 2004
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1Press Your Body [Previously 12]
2The Drain
3Distant Trip
4A Long Way Down
5Blood Red
6That's How I Like It (Illusions)
7Buck!/Don't Fail This Feeling
8Lojak Pt.4 [CD Exclusive]
11We Still Expect Freedom
12The Dancing Box
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