Carter Fox is an accomplished man of many talents. The Philadelphia-based musician has
made a name for himself over the last decade both as a bassist and as a producer. He’s
collaborated with several acclaimed artists such as Diplo, Victor Wooten, the Grammy-
nominated David Ivory, and even the great Leon Huff. As one might guess for an artist
with such a resume, Carter Fox’s music is truly something special. Some of his own
musical influences include Infected Mushroom, Herbie Hancock, and Lotus. Whether
he’s playing solo or sharing the stage with one of his bands, Fox is well known at venues
around the area and beyond.
As a producer, Fox’s latest undertaking is the album Epoch, released earlier this year
through Biblioteka Records. The eleven-track album showcases Fox’s musicality and his
ability to create emotionally moving instrumentals inspired by his desire to astrologically
and philosophically explore. Lead single “Welcome to the Universe” is an excellent
example of how Fox blends his influences. The song uses elements of hip hop, chillstep,
and funk to give the listener a complex but accessible “welcome” to Fox’s universe. It
also features great use of a funk-inspired guitar part that shows off his Huff ties. Second
single “Cosmic Microwave” also utilizes similar elements, held down by a memorable
bassline that adds a complex dimension to a casual song. It even lives up to its title and
features some microwave sound effects. Other memorable tracks include “Nebula,” a
beautiful and moving piano-based representation of the quiet and vast cosmos, and
“Water,” an experimental track with a nostalgic mid-90s sound a la Bjork and Moby.
When Fox isn’t creating epic tracks as a producer, he’s out playing virtuosic bass as a
member of the experimental soul band JUTAUN or in the backing band of Grammy-
winning R&B artist Freddie Jackson. It’s pretty clear that Carter Fox, despite
accomplishing so much already, has a very bright future ahead of him.