Carl Cox ‎– F.A.C.T.

React ‎– REACT CD 56
2 × CD, Compilation, Mixed

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1-01 BassXPansion Meet My Modem
Producer, Written-By – Gary '138' D.*
1-02 Jeff Mills Late Night (Mills Mix)
Producer, Written-By – Jeff Mills
1-03 Trancesetters Secrets Of Meditation (Shi-Take Mix)
Producer, Written-By – Dobre & JamezRemix – Shi-Take
1-04 Union Jack Cactus
Producer, Written-By – Claudio*, Simon Berry
1-05 Joey Beltram Fuzz
Producer, Written-By – Joey Beltram
1-06 DJ Hell* Hot On The Heels Of Love (Dave Clarke Remix)
Producer, Written-By – DJ Hell*, Mijk Van DijkRemix – Dave Clarke
1-07 Pete Lazonby Sacred Cycles
Producer, Written-By – Pete Lazonby
1-08 Sister Cyrex First Question
Producer, Written-By – J. Todd (2), M. Clarke*
1-09 The Pump Panel Ego Acid
Producer, Written-By – Damon Wild & Tim Taylor
1-10 Stone Circle Deep In You
Producer, Written-By – Carl Cox
1-11 Drax Phosphene
Producer, Written-By – Thomas Heckman*
1-12 Quench Hope (Carl Cox Mix)
Producer [Assistant] – Sean QuinnProducer, Written-By – C.J. Nolan*Remix – Carl Cox
1-13 Stone Circle Tonight
Producer, Written-By – Carl Cox
2-01 Cygnus X The Orange Theme
Producer, Written-By – A.C. Boutsen
2-02 Drax Amphetamine
Producer, Written-By – Thomas Heckman*
2-03a Robert Gorl* Psychotrip (Richie's Remix)
Producer, Written-By – DJ Good Groove*, K. Kotai*, R. Gorl*Remix – Richie
2-03b The Source Experience Elektra
Producer, Written-By – Robert Leiner
2-04 Morgan Wild Phat Man
Producer, Written-By – Damon Wild, Dan Morgan
2-05 DJ Hell* Like That! (The Old School Mix)
Producer, Written-By – DJ Hell*, Tom
2-06 DJ Hell* Like That! (The Old School Mix)
Producer, Written-By – DJ Hell*, Tom
2-07 Lesamis Eternal Sleep
Producer – LesamisWritten-By – J.F. Cochois*, Norman*
2-08 The Aloof Drum
Producer, Written-By – The Aloof
2-09 Brainchild Singularity (Symmetry C Mix)
Producer, Written-By – A.C. Boutsen
2-10 Semisphere Kosmos (Advanced)
Producer, Written-By – Ronni Schickler
2-11 Aurora Borealis Raz (Carl Cox's MMR Mix)
Producer, Written-By – Aurora BorealisRemix – Carl Cox
2-12 Coda (2) Coda Back Again
Mixed By – Carl CoxProducer, Written-By – Carl Cox, Mick "M-Zone" Marshall*
2-13 Galactic Spiral Sound Pulsar Cycle
Producer, Written-By – John Selway
2-14 Carl Cox Motorway
Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Carl Cox

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F.A.C.T : Future Alliance of Communication and Tecknology
The Track names of "Stone Circle - Deep in You" and "Galactic Spiral Sound - Pulsar Cycle" seem to be interchanged.
Track 1-11 and 2-2 are indicated with the artist nameThomas Heckman, but they are from his sidproject "Drax".
Track 2-07 was wrongly titled with "No More Worry", but is in fact "Eternal Sleep".

Comes in 2 separate jewel cases with a cardboard slipcase and 2 separate catalog numbers:

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): ABLEX 80656 REACT CD 56 CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): ABLEX 80657 REACT 56 CD2
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1): IFPI 7306
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2): IFPI 7305
  • Barcode (Printed (On Slipcase)): 5 021620 912417
  • Barcode (Scanned (On Slipcase)): 5021620912417

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
REACT LP 56L, REACT LP 56 Carl Cox F.A.C.T. (Silver Edition)(3xLP, Comp, Ltd, Gre) React, React REACT LP 56L, REACT LP 56 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RESISTCD72 Carl Cox F.A.C.T. (Gold Edition)(2xCD, Mixed, RE, Sli) Resist Music RESISTCD72 UK 2006 Sell This Version
REACT LP 56 Carl Cox F•A•C•T(3xLP, Comp) React REACT LP 56 UK 1995 Sell This Version
REACT CD 56L Carl Cox F.A.C.T. (Silver Edition)(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed, Dig) React REACT CD 56L UK 1995 Sell This Version
PROPHETCD 1 Carl Cox F•A•C•T(2xCD, Mixed, Sli) Prophetia Records PROPHETCD 1 France 1995 Sell This Version


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July 17, 2016
FACT changed my life.previously I had been listening to hardcore and it was only when coxy changed his style that I took notice.initially he started to slip in stuff like aurora borealis' milky way (lunatic acid mix) to his hardcore sets and generally stuff that had a bit more depth.through FACT he introduced me to labels like platipus,union Jack's 'cactus' of course featuring on this compilation.Also,I felt bound to revisit labels like R&S,having only previously known about a select few.I was also introduced to EYE-Q,surely the greatest trance/ambient label of the time.From there I progressed to investigate the pioneers such as Jarre,Schultz etc
Nowadays I listen to mostly 'ambient' stuff and modern classical as well as nostalgia material such as The Caretaker and the Ghost Box label.
I feel I owe a debt of gratitude to coxy for releasing this as it set me on a path of exploration and experimentalism,without which I would not be myself.
1993-1995 was such and exciting time for dance music,I often like to revisit it and remember the optimism I had back then.


February 21, 2015

The good old days right here. Classic Carl.


December 31, 2013
Nice one boys ! Please ? Just where do I find this track ?


October 25, 2012
Motorway by Carl Cox can not be found by me anywhere on Discogs? Was this a digital format or does it excist on a 12"?

What release? As it sould have been released as it is stated by the title and artist?


July 20, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
  daniel, the timings on the cd (and the tracklist) are kinda messed up, Elektra is a very long tune and is most of 'track 3'. You can hear it coming in at 13.30, it drops around 14.00 and plays until 21.00 when Phat Man drops.

Have to write some more while I'm here. The first CD would be a worthy album in its own right, with Secrets Of Meditation, Fuzz, Hot On the Heels and of course Ego Acid, but the second CD is just on another level.

Classics like the Orange Theme & Amphetamine are very appropriate for the intro, but for me Amphetamine is all about the Misjah & Groovehead mix, and the original just doesn't scramble my brain the same way.

The spiky Psychotrip (I love this track with it's big drum fill at the end) and the epic Elektra are where the mix gets going, with total hi-hat chaos. Phat Man & Like That complete the stomping section of the mix, and the Lesamis tune (actually 'Eternal Sleep', not 'No More Worry' as listed) is the perfect choice to come out of the darkness into the light.

The Aloof's "Drum" is such an amazing tune and a high point of the CD, yes the mix into "Symmetry C" goes a bit wrong but as others have said, this is a result of Carl Cox's style of wringing the absolute maximum out of every mix that makes the set what it is, and in any case the mixing is perfect for the most part especially considering the ambitiousness of the mixes chosen.

The set peaks with the trio of Kosmos, Raz and Coda Back Again. Raz is one of those unique tunes that is capable of silencing a room full of people - once you have heard it you never forget it, and the beautiful Coda Back Again makes you wish that Cox and M-Zone had collaborated together more often.

Everyone should hear this album, there are no others like it and never will be again. So it's just as well that it has stood the test of time and sounds as great today as it ever did.


May 25, 2012
Track number 3 on the 2nd CD (Robert Gorl – Psychotrip (Richie's Remix)) has always bothered me, as it sounds like 2 tracks mixed together and not just one track, as listed on the cover. When you listen to the actual track on the 'Robert Gorl - Psycho (Remixes) E.P.' the track 'Psychotrip' is listed as running for 6 minutes, whereas the track on this CD runs for over 10 minutes and sounds completely different to the track on the original vinyl release. Anyone know whether this is a mistake or not? Would love to know after all these years.


July 25, 2009
Possibly the greatest mix CD set of the mid-to-late nineties, if not of all time. At a time when this form of techno/trance was taking off, Carl managed to find a set of tunes which,while all being particularly unique, sum up the genres. The track selection is perfect, the mixing faultless, the journey well laid out.

Standouts for me must be the best 4/4 mix of all time; CD2 'The Orange Theme' into 'Amphetamine'. Not to mention the perfect pitch altering on 'Drum' and 'Like That!'.

Decent mix CDs come and go, but FACT will live forever.


July 27, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
12 years after release, this mix still never fails to impress. The masterstroke of playing from all genres adds to the quality and love put into the mixing itself by Carl Cox. I have bought this album 3 times now, one was played to death and one was permanently borrowed by a mate.

If you can listen to the whole 2 disc mix and say you don't rate it, you will never get dance music and mixing.


June 5, 2007
edited over 11 years ago
I only have the second disc of this set, but I have to say that it is absolutely sublime. First of all, this is no pro-tools folly-- this sounds exactly like it was mixed how it should be, live on Technics 1200s. And is it mixed! A definite highlight is where Cox mixes DJ Hell's "Like This" intermittently throughout 4 seperate tracks... The entire disc flows incredibly, and will drive your mind wild with the variance of styles, ebbing from techno, into trance, and back at ya with a few acid breaks. Carl Cox, we salute you!


December 6, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

OK, I'll hold my hands up, I am biased when it comes to this era of house music. It was an age when comps were released with some thought rather than the way the market is swamped today.

Cracking Techno and trance from Cox, so good it actually sold bundles and probably pushed Techno into a more mainstream market.

Loved it then......and still love it today!