Happy Birthday, Carl Cox: celebrating his legacy with three decades of live footage
July 29 marks the birthday of Carl Cox — a true blessing for the dance world. Having helped pave the way for dance music and its blossoming international scene since its nascent days, the legend’s name is one virtually everyone with knowledge of electronic music recognizes.
Cox possesses an infectious energy that is further amplified when he is doing what he loves: tirelessly working to bring underground dance music to the surface and spread its joy to multitudes of people across the globe. Seeing him live almost feels surreal, considering this energy hasn’t faded one bit after over three decades spent immersed in in the artist life. His signature grin never ceases to instill joy in his fans.
His long list of accomplishments speaks to his innate talent and passion for the music. His label Intec is highly respected, and the Carl Cox & Friends stages he hosts at festivals never fail to draw thousands of house and techno fans. He also uses these platforms to cultivate the next generation of tops artists such as Nicole Moudaber and many more. Now, having wrapped up his historic 15-year residency at Space Ibiza and begun a new chapter in entering the world of event organization, Cox is amidst another evolution in his career.
To celebrate his birthday, we’ve compiled a nostalgic set of live footage from the magnate from his early days to the present.
1. 1991 – Amnesia House
2. 1994 – Mayday Reformation
3. 1997 – Love Parade
4. 2001 – Dance Valley
5. 2004 – Carl Cox & Friends, Rotterdam
6. 2008 – Time Warp
7. 2012 – Tomorrowland
8. 2016 – Space Closing
Happy birthday, Carl!