Sets that happen at Burning Man don’t stay there, and for that, several of us are grateful. Were it not the case, a set as magical as Carl Cox’s 90 minute set from the Opulent Temple would be lost in the either. The techno legend has a rich relationship with the weeklong alternate civilization, talking extensively about it with Stoney Roads:
In 2008 I had some friends at Burning Man so I decided to pack a backpack, jump on a plane and head to the Playa and see what happens. As soon as I arrived on the Friday morning about 2 am it was pitch black, but all I could see were the lights and people moving about on bikes, it was incredible.
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 mean, I’m not there for the money or to further my career in anyway, in-fact it costs me money to get there and set up! I’m not worried about that, our camp members all raise money and contribute to the running of our setup on the Playa.
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.Check the full set below.