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Drawing influences from Chicago house, Acid house and hip-hop, Carl Cox moved his way to the forefront of the early British rave scene and co-promoted some of the hottest events at the time with Paul Oakenfold and others. During the mid 90s, Cox moved more towards the sounds of techno and never looked back. He formed Intec records in the late 90s, which drove the sound of the early millennium until its closure in 2006. In 2011, Cox re-launched the label as Intec Digital, which became one of the hottest techno labels, introducing the world to bright young producers.
“Techno drives home somewhere,” he says of his core music. “It takes you to an element of surprise, not knowing where you’re going. It’s scary but wonderful at the same time.”
After all the years, Carl Cox still remains one of the major players in the world of electronic music with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. A forward thinker by definition, Cox’s ability to maintain relevancy while continuing to push innovation solidify him as one of dance music’s all time greats. Year after year, Cox consistently headlines some of the world’s top festivals and clubs, including countless seasons in Ibiza and the ULTRA music festival, where he has his own stage, The Carl Cox Arena. He also continues to produce music and released the LP, All Roads Lead to the Dancefloor in 2011 to much critical acclaim. The record showcased Cox’s versility and prowess with a range of styles across its 20+ tracks including Vocal House, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Latin and of course Techno.