How long does a DJ’s stint of fame usually last? 3 years? 5 years? Maybe in some lucky cases, 10 years? We’d probably put the average estimate somewhere in the lower range. One of the few people that bring this average up includes the incredible Carl Cox.
Born in 1962, with his DJ career kicking off in the 1980s, nobody has stayed more relevant to electronic music over such a lengthy period of time. Aged 51 years old, he shows no signs of stopping down as this week he hits 1 million likes on Facebook. In a statement posted on Tuesday, Carl says:
“One million fans on Facebook… WOW! I feel truly humbled and blessed to have such an incredible community of fans from all corners of the globe. Even though I can’t possibly reply to them all, I appreciate every single comment and message of love that I receive! All the amazing experiences in my career are down to you coming out with that non-stop energy and enthusiasm. Thank you for your unbelievable support and here’s to many more unforgettable parties!”
Famed for his pioneering support of Acid House music in the late 80s and early 90s, currently famed for Techno, one of the things that keep Carl Cox ahead of the game is his ability to stay current with the times, keeping sets varied and relevant to today’s big dancefloor crowds. To prove this, here is a Drum and Bass mix from the legend, recorded 2 years ago.