Carl Cox weighs in on why he is ending his 15-year Space Ibiza residency
Countless questions were raised following Carl Cox’s sudden announcement that he would be ending his 15-year residency at Space Ibiza, but now the techno trailblazer provides fans with an in-depth explanation as to why: Ushuaïa Group will be taking over the superclub in 2017.
The Brit admitted to Inthemix, “It’s not that I’m walking away from the club, because Pepe [Rosello], the owner of Space, his contract is up at the club. He’s going to be 80 years old and will officially be out. It gets handed over to Ushuaïa Group across the road and its manager Jan will be given the keys to run Space. And once that happens, everything changes. So I have no desire to stay in that club for any reason.”
Cox goes on to discuss Ushuaïa’s ulterior motives, and that the promoter hoped he would continue his residency merely because it would help bring in significant cash flow. He can already envision Space’s downward spiral into a “models & bottles” type of venue, and the notion of being tied to a club that capitalizes on money as opposed to the music is, in a word, horrifying.
“…My heart tells me I will not ever do that – because if Pepe’s not there, I am not there. We grew up together, we’ve been all the way through this together, and we’re going to finish together. And I’m quite happy about that, because it means we leave the legacy of a club that made a difference. We can walk away with that – the legendary status of what used to happen at Space when we were there – because no one else can emulate that, it’s not possible.”