Carl Cox was there when it all began, when dance music was in its infancy, helping to shape and mould the future of the scene with his audacious three-turntable hardcore rave sets and guaranteeing himself a place in dance music's hall of fame alongside Sasha and Paul Oakenfold.
Today he runs his own club and record label and mans the decks in clubs across the globe, but his own productions have never quite matched the commercial success of those of his peers. He has enjoyed previous chart success (1992's I Want You (Forever)) but in spite of his innumerable achievements and breaking of new ground, Give Me Your Love is still not going to be Cox's Starry Eyed Surprise, instead being just another fairly predictable progressive house number.
With its filtered synth stab hook and funky bassline it may make the dancefloor jostle a bit but the annoyingly clichéd lyrics and general lack of oomph mean it falls short of what many may expect from one of the most respected kingpins of dance. It is light and likeable but lacks the bite to attain anthem status and will certainly not add any more sheen to Cox's otherwise glittering CV.