Have you chosen your Greatest DJ Of All Time yet? If not, never fear, you’ve still got time. To help you make your mind up, over the next few months we’ll be featuring each of our nominees here on mixmag.net. Watch the video, read the interview, and then vote at www.greatest.dj. Next up it’s Carl Cox…
"He never fails to turn the club on its head"
At the top of the game for over 20 years, Carl Cox's Global radio show is one of the most syndicated in the world, while his night at Space Ibiza is the club's busiest party. More impressively, he's remained at the top of dance festival line-ups since the dawn of rave.
YOUSEF ON WHY CARL COX IS THE GREATEST DJ OF ALL TIME:
"If there was a points table for the DJ that has rocked his (or her) gigs every single time, no one would come near Carl Cox. He never fails to turn the club on its head. Ever. Carl knows which records will slay the floor and when. His ability to read the crowd is unparalleled. He's not part of a clique, or a fashion movement. He's his own clique, and the DJ you can rely on to nail you to the floor every time. I remember so many sets from Carl, from the mixtape of him playing Amnesia House, one of the first 'Summer Of Love' raves, to his days as Cream resident. He's someone I truly admire and aspire to be like, both as a DJ and as a person. The first time I played before him, in 1999 at Space in Ibiza, was also my first time playing Space. He climbed into the booth and with his presence and first track he destroyed the place. It was both an amazing and very sobering experience."
Founder of Liverpool's infamous Circus club and resident at Coxy's Revolution at Space, Yousef's crowd-slaying sets have seen him top the game for a decade.