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Cox is a renowned British house and techno record producer and DJ.
Born on 29 July 1962, Cox developed an affinity for music at a very early age. At the age of 15, Cox found a passion for disco music and began working as a mobile DJ. At about the same time, the Chicago house music was making its invasions in the dance music “ecosystem”. Cox gained a reputation as a leading founder of the dance. He then used his newly acquired status to ride the British rave scene. From the onset of his career, Cox became one of the only DJs known to utilise three-deck mixing.
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In the early 1990s, Cox made a debut in music production. He released his first single for Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label, “I Want You (Forever). He incrementally became a much sought-after celebrity DJ in the world as he continued to create music. He created underground techno sounds that eventually became very popular.
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In the mid-1990s, He ran Ultimate Base at the now defunct Velvet Underground club on Charing Cross Road, London. In 1999 to 2000, he played millennium on New Year’s Eve, twice. He performed in Sydney, Australia and again in Hawaii after flying back over the International Date Line.
Throughout his career as a DJ, Cox has performed in numerous clubs such as the Eclipse, Sterns Nightclub, Heaven, Shelley’s Laserdome, Sir Henry’s in Cork, Ireland and Angels and The Haçienda, as well as raves for Dreamscape, Fantazia, NASA and Amnesia House.
In 1998, Cox formed his own his own record label, Intec Records. During the 1999 to 2006 period, Intec Records released numerous underground hits and became one of the best in dance music. However, the record label took a brief hiatus in 2006 which ended in 2010 as Intec Digital.
In 1998–99, Cox served as a global resident DJ for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix. Additionally, from 2001 to 2016, he broadcast Ibiza live mixes from Space. In 1997, DJ Magazine recognised him as the first #1 DJ for its early top 100 polls.
Space Ibiza Residency
In 2001, Cox commenced a yearly residency at Space Ibiza, an infamous nightclub located in Ibiza, Spain. He was requested to play on Thursdays, and he ended up building a sixteen year residency entitled “Music is Revolution”. In 2016, he decided to end the residency. However, in a recent interview, Cox revealed that the team behind Space Ibiza are looking to rebuild a new club on the White Island in 2019.