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Carl Cox

Carl Cox
Carl Cox, 2005
Background information
Birth name Carl Cox
Born (1962-07-29) 29 July 1962
Origin Oldham
Genres House, techno, tech house, minimal techno
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 1980s–present
Labels Intec Digital
Associated acts DJ Relentless (Holt Norfolk) (Clubstyle Parties)
Website Carl Cox

Carl Cox (born 29 July 1962, Barbados)[1] is a British house and techno DJ and producer.[2] In the 1980s Cox was a hardcore/rave DJ, and eventually became a mainstay DJ in the electronica industry. He performed at numerous clubs and also served as a monthly DJ for BBC Radio One's Essential Mix. Cox formed two record labels and now performs on his own stage yearly at various music festivals. He was voted the No. 1 Rave DJ in 1992 and No. 1 DJ in the World in 1996 and 1997 by DJ Magazine. He is a ten time DJ Awards winner, three time International Dance Music Awards winner and an NME Award winning artist. He is currently ranked the No. 1 Global Techno and Techno House DJ by the DJ List.[3]


  • Career 1
  • Discography 2
    • Albums 2.1
    • Singles 2.2
    • Compilations 2.3
    • Remixes 2.4
  • DJ Rankings (current) 3
  • Awards and nominations 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Cox began his career as a hardcore/rave DJ in the mid-1980s.[4] He has performed at clubs such as The Eclipse, Edge, Shelly's, Sterns Nightclub, Heaven, Sir Henry's in Cork, Ireland and Angels and The Haçienda, as well as raves for Fantazia, Dreamscape, NASA and Amnesia House. He now spearheads two record labels, Intec Records and 23rd Century Records. He also has his own stage every year at Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Global Gathering and Electric Daisy Carnival called Carl Cox & Friends. In the film, "Can U Feel It?", a documentary about Ultra as a music festival, Carl explains that the concept of Carl Cox & Friends came about as a result of not only wanting to play longer sets at festivals, but to also give festival goers an experience within the festival, as Carl has far more creative control over his own stage. The stage is wildly popular with festival goers, and for the 2014 edition of Ultra, Carl Cox & Friends celebrated their ten-year anniversary for being a stage at Ultra. During the two days, Carl was joined by the likes of Pete Tong, Dubfire, Marco Bailey, UMEK, Luciano, and Loco Dice.

He ran Ultimate Base at the now defunct Velvet Underground club on Charing Cross Road in the mid- to late 1990s. Cox also played the Millennium (1999 to 2000) New Year's Eve twice by performing in Sydney and again in Hawaii after flying back over the International Date Line.[5] He has had shows on Kiss FM and was a monthly live, global resident for BBC Radio One's Essential Mix in 1998–99, as well as over a decade's worth of Ibiza live mixes broadcast from Club Space in Miami. Cox's performances in Ibiza in Residence and Club Space included Kryoman.[6][7]



  • 1996: At The End Of The Cliche, Edel UK Records/Worldwide Ultimatum Records
  • 1999: Phuture 2000, Edel UK Records/Worldwide Ultimatum Records
  • 2005: Second Sign, Play It Again Sam
  • 2011: All Roads Lead To The Dancefloor, Intec Digital


  • 1991: "I Want You (Forever)", Perfecto RecordsUK No.23
  • 1992: "Does It Feel Good To You", Perfecto Records – UK No.35
  • 1993: "The Planet of Love", Perfecto Records – UK No.44
  • 1995: "Two Paintings And A Drum", Edel UK Records – UK No.24
  • 1996: "Sensual Sophis-ti-cat" / The Player", Worldwide Ultimatum Records – UK No.25
  • 1996: "Tribal Jedi", Edel UK Records/Worldwide Ultimatum Records
  • 1998: "The Latin Theme", Edel UK Records – UK No.52
  • 1998: "Phuture 2000", Worldwide Ultimatum Records – UK No.40
  • 1999: "Dr. Funk", Edel UK Records/Worldwide Ultimatum Records
  • 1999: "The Latin Theme", Edel UK Records/Worldwide Ultimatum Records
  • 2002: "Club Traxx Vol.1", Trust the DJ
  • 2003: "Club Traxx Vol.2", Trust the DJ
  • 2003: "Dirty Bass", 23rd Century Records[8]
  • 2011: "Chemistry" ft. Shelley Segal, Intec Digital[9]


  • 1994: Nonstopmix 1994, Liquid Rec.
  • 1994: Fantazia III – Made in Heaven Remix, Fantazia
  • 1994: Fantazia The DJ Collection Carl Cox, Fantazia
  • 1995: F.A.C.T., React
  • 1997: F.A.C.T. 2, Worldwide Ultimatum Records
  • 1998: DJF 250, Sony Music Entertainment
  • 1998: Non Stop 98/01, FFRR Records
  • 1998: The Sound Of Ultimate B.A.S.E., Worldwide Ultimatum Records
  • 1999: Non Stop 2000, FFRR Records
  • 1999: F.A.C.T. Australia, X-Over Recordings. Chart Peak (AUS) #88[10]
  • 2000: Mixed Live Crobar Nightclub, Chicago, Moonshine Music
  • 2002: Global, Play It Again Sam
  • 2002: Mixed Live 2nd Session Area 2, Detroit, Moonshine Music
  • 2003: F.A.C.T. Australia II, Warner Music Group
  • 2003: U60311 Compilation Techno Division Vol. 3, V2 Records
  • 2004: Back To Mine, DMC Publishing
  • 2004: Pure Intec, Intec Records
  • 2005: Live at space, featuring Allan Banford
  • 2005: The Latin Theme,[11]
  • 2006: Intec 50 EP, Intec Records
  • 2007: Global, Play It Again Sam
  • 2008: Ultimate Carl Cox, Ministry of Sound Australia
  • 2010: Global Underground 38 – Black Rock Desert


DJ Rankings (current)

The DJ List Ranking

The DJ List has approximately 1 million members who rate DJ's in different EDM genres, these are the statistics for The DJ List as of May 16, 2015.[12]

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2015 Carl Cox Top Global Techno DJ [13] No 1
2015 Carl Cox Top Global Tech House DJ [14] No 1
2015 Carl Cox Top UK DJ No 6
2015 Carl Cox Top Global DJ No 41

Top Deejays Ranking

Topdeejays is a global DJ database founded and operated by FM Agencija it uses an algorythm that measures general social media influence of a DJ by combining their Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, SoundCloud, MySpace, and YouTube fans, subscribers and followers TDJ calculates and applies TDJ points to in order rank artists global, national and by genre influence. These are the statistics for topdeejays as of May 18, 2015.

Year Recipient/Nominated work Award Result
2015 Carl Cox Global Techno DJ [15] No 4
2015 Carl Cox Global House DJ [16] No 31

Awards and nominations


  1. ^ "Carl Cox Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Carl Cox Bio, Music, News & Shows". Retrieved March 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Carl Cox Artist Profile". The DJ List Global Rankings. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ IMO Records. "Carl Cox Biography", London, 25 January 2012. Retrieved on 25 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Carl Cox Q&A". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 Sep 2014. 
  6. ^ "Kryoman: Steve Aoki’s Secret Weapon". 303 Magazine. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Audio Interview // Steve Aoki and Kryoman // Are You Ready to Be Caked?". Hear Magazine. Retrieved 21 Nov 2013. 
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 124.  
  9. ^ "Chemistry – with DJ Carl Cox". Shelley Segal. Retrieved 2013-02-12. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Report 571" (PDF). 
  11. ^ "Carl Cox – The Latin Theme".  
  12. ^ "Statistics The DJ List". The DJ List Rankings. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  13. ^ "Global Rankings Techno". The DJ List Rankings. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  14. ^ "#1 Global Tech House". The DJ List Global Rankings. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  15. ^ "TopDeeJays rank: All countries Over Techno artists". Top Deejays. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  16. ^ "TopDeeJays rank: All countries Over House artists". Topdeejays. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 

External links

  • Carl Cox – official website
  • Carl Cox discography at Discogs
  • Carl Cox mix sets
  • Coxy's big break – the move to Frankston
  • Carl Cox at Heaven
  • Carl Cox live at Space Ibiza (video)
  • Carl Cox interview about social media and technology (video)
  • Carl Cox mix
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Judge Jules
DJ Magazine Number 1 DJ
Succeeded by
Paul Oakenfold
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Cristian Varela
DJ Awards Best Techno DJ
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Armin van Buuren
DJ Awards Best International DJ
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