At aged 15, Cox began working as a mobile DJ, finding a passion for disco music. He began his music career around the same time that Chicago house music found its forefront in the world of dance music. He eventually became known as one of the founders of that sound and rode the exploding British rave scene. Following the beginning of his DJ career, he became one of the only DJs known to utilize three-deck mixing. Cox has performed at clubs such as the Eclipse, Shelley’s Laserdome, 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.
In the early 1990s, he decided that it was time to begin producing music, which is when he released his debut single for Paul Oakenfold‘s Perfecto label, “I Want You (Forever)”. Cox became known as one of the best “celebrity DJs” in the world, and he continued to create music, eventually embracing the underground sounds of techno that would soon become very popular.
He ran Ultimate Base at the now defunct Velvet Underground club on Charing Cross Road, London in the mid-to late 1990s. Cox also played the Millennium (1999 to 2000) on New Year’s Eve twice, by performing in Sydney, Australia and again in Hawaii after flying back over the International Date Line. He was also global resident DJ for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix in 1998–99 and he has also broadcast over a decade’s-worth of Ibiza live mixes from Space, specifically from 2001 to 2016. In 1997, DJ Magazine chose Cox as the first #1 DJ for its first top 100 poll, which to this day still takes place.
Cox formed his own record label, Intec Records in 1998. From 1999 to 2006, Intec Records released a myriad of underground hits and became one of the best in dance music. However, in 2006 he decided to put the label on a brief hiatus and relaunched it in 2010 as Intec Digital.
Carl Cox is also famously known for shouting catchphrases during his sets such as “Oh yes, Oh yes!” and “fantastic, fannntastic!”.
Carl Cox in Downtown Los Angeles in his ONLY Los Angeles appearance in 2018. Beginning at 2 PM, Pleasurekraft, Jon Rundell, and Brennen Grey will be spinning alongside him in an impressive outdoors show, set up against the backdrop of the beautiful Downtown LA skyline.
Ages 21+ Only
1756 Naud Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012