Carl Cox celebrating his 50th birthday with a bang

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Those lucky enough to have caught Carl Cox at his one-off show in Melbourne over the weekend can attest to the DJ’s legendary stamina. “Banging as always,” attested one ITMer in the Melbourne forum, which pretty well sums it up. This year sees the UK hero ticking off a significant milestone: his 50th birthday. Of those 50 years, at least 30 have been dedicated to dance music, and he remains one of the scene’s foremost ambassadors. It’s as a DJ that Cox has been most influential, and his birthday bash will celebrate that.

The 50th is happening at Cox’s hallowed Space Ibiza residency on Tuesday 31 July. Along with a centrepiece set from the man himself, there’s a huge support cast including Lucca, Pan-Pot, Andy C, Artwork, The Revenge and many more. The trumpcard, however, is the ‘premiere Ibiza performance’ from house legends Masters At Work. “I’m over the moon getting Louie and Kenny on board,” Cox says. “I have been trying to get them to play at Space with me for years.” The party is one of only seven scheduled performances for ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez in 2012.

In an interview with inthemix last year, Cox got reflective about his legacy, saying he was in for the long haul, not the quick win. “I might’ve been the number 1 DJ for years, but then I went down,” he said. “However I managed to maintain what I’m about as an artist, whether it’s commercially successful or not. Once you understand that, you can keep going. Even though The Rolling Stones don’t have hit records anymore, their fan-base keeps on going.”

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jamwildway

jamwildway said on the 25th Jun, 2012

He is too old, retire already

bulldozer

bulldozer said on the 25th Jun, 2012

@jamwildway, clearly you weren't at trak on friday night, moron.

Saliki

Saliki said on the 25th Jun, 2012

He doesn't look a day over 30. What a superstar!

technoterrorist

technoterrorist said on the 25th Jun, 2012

@jamwildway you really need to learn about dance music before you post on these forums. Your stupid and uneducated comments on everything really paints the picture you have just jumped on the EDM bandwagon like Afrojack has jumped on Paris Hilton in the last six months....

JackT

JackT said on the 25th Jun, 2012

jamwildway, troll, verified.

VOITY81

VOITY81 said on the 25th Jun, 2012

@jamwildway, clearly you have never been to ANYthing good before, moron.

special ed

special ed said on the 25th Jun, 2012

jamwildway is just a troll looking for attention. nobody on earth is that clueless about music

Needles

Needles said on the 25th Jun, 2012

admit it jamwildway....you love cox

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 25th Jun, 2012

NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY SEGA WITH HARRISON FORD

andosound

andosound said on the 25th Jun, 2012

So wish he'd play a mad club techno set in Sydney rather than just festival sets.

funkdupkat

funkdupkat said on the 25th Jun, 2012

Masters at work - dope - Carl turning 50 just getting started.....

jamwildway

jamwildway said on the 25th Jun, 2012

What is a troll? Why can't I have an opinion which does not agree with the masses? I have seen Cox twice in the last 10 years (once with 3xdecks) and he was very disapointing to say the least. If you want to go clubbing in your 50's be my guest.

davecw

davecw said on the 25th Jun, 2012

He is celebrating with a bang .... lol :P Now imagining naked Carl Cox ewww

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 25th Jun, 2012

coz your opinions are bad and you should feel bad

special ed

special ed said on the 26th Jun, 2012

jamwildway, no one is stopping you having an opinion. but when you believe someone like carl cox needs to retire but, in the same breath, are honestly excited about paris hilton djing, and would love to see her tour. then seriously, dont expect people to agree. you need to realise most people come to itm are relatively clued up on dance music. You dont have to be as clued up, but you clearly have no idea at all, so people dont respect anything you have to say.

i still question whether your serious or its all an act?

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 26th Jun, 2012

come on eddy, its all an act how would he know he wants to see paris hilton no one has even heard her play

jessbingham

jessbingham said on the 27th Jun, 2012

i would like to see what jamwildway looks like? probably that rat of southpark lemmiwinks's evil brother that just writes bs on the internet

Weinertron

Weinertron said on the 27th Jun, 2012

RE: jamwildway. It's probably Rancho/Marshy.

RE: Cox. What an utter legend. Massive props for being in the game for so long, and with heaps more class than that Sven Vath cunt

Shall

Shall said on the 29th Jun, 2012

Carl Cox @ Ultra in Miami last year (both Friday and Saturday nights) = unbelievable! True genuine legend indeed.