23 Facts About Carl Cox


Carl Cox was born on 29 July 1962 and is a British house and techno club DJ, as well as radio DJ and record producer.


Carl Cox has performed at numerous clubs and electronic music or dance events worldwide.


Carl Cox has hosted a residency known as "Music is Revolution" every summer season at the Space Ibiza nightclub, from 2001 to 2016.


Carl Cox had his own radio show and podcast, entitled Global, which he ran until February 2017.


Carl Cox was born on 29 July 1962 in Oldham, spent his early life in Carshalton, south London and moved to Brighton in his late teens.


At age 15, Carl Cox began working as a mobile DJ, finding a passion for disco music.


Carl Cox began his music career around the same time that Chicago house music found its forefront in the world of dance music.


Carl Cox eventually became known as one of the founders of that sound and was part of the emerging British rave scene, and became renowned for the uncommon practice of three-deck mixing.


Carl Cox continued to create music, eventually embracing techno music that would soon become popular.


Carl Cox ran Ultimate Base at the now defunct Velvet Underground club on Charing Cross Road, London in the mid-to late 1990s.


Carl Cox played the Millennium on New Year's Eve 1999, by performing in Sydney, Australia, and again in Hawaii after flying back over the International Date Line.


In 2001, Carl Cox began a yearly residency at Space Ibiza, a nightclub in Ibiza, Spain.


For fifteen years, Carl Cox built his residency entitled "Music is Revolution".


The final season of Carl Cox's residency was entitled "The Final Chapter" and took place every Tuesday during the summer of 2016.


Carl Cox finished the residency on 20 September 2016 by playing a vinyl and CDJ, ten-hour set.


Carl Cox played at the closing night of the club itself on 2 October 2016.


Carl Cox has performed at clubs such as the Eclipse, Shelley's Laserdome, Sterns Nightclub, Heaven, Sir Henry's, Angels and The Hacienda, as well as raves for Fantazia, Dreamscape, NASA and Amnesia House.


In 2017, Carl Cox was named the global ambassador of Ultra Music Festival's techno and house music concept, Resistance.


Carl Cox announced the 2017 dates for a festival he has curated entitled Pure Festival, which took place in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, during April 2017.


In 1999, Carl Cox starred in the British film Human Traffic as Pablo Hassan, the manager of the Asylum club.


Carl Cox starred in a 2017 EDM-themed documentary titled What We Started with Martin Garrix showing thirty years of EDM history by focusing mainly on his and Martin Garrix's diverging careers.


Carl Cox Motorsport backed motorcycle legend Michael Dunlop at the 2022 Isle of Man TT.


In January 2023, Carl Cox Motorsport has been confirmed as a new entrant in Extreme E for the 2023 season with Christine GZ and Timo Scheider signed as drivers for the team.