Unlike a fair few DJs in the 2017 Top 100 DJs list, Coxy isn’t ‘too busy’ to answer a few of our questions. He knows that thousands of his fans have taken the time to vote for him, and he isn’t unofficially known as the Nicest Man In Dance Music for nothing!
Carl didn’t answer the charity question, but from talking to him before about the issue, DJ Mag knows that he already supports plenty — he just doesn’t like to talk about it.
Again scooping the Highest Techno DJ award (although he’s just as likely to drop house bangers in his sets), Carl has taken a bit of time out to do other things this year. “I’ve been running the Carl Cox Motorsport team,” he tells DJ Mag, and one look at the group’s Facebook page suggests they’ve had some great successes of late.
“I’ve also been enjoying a bit of life outside of the routine I’ve had for the last 30 years,” Carl continues, explaining how he’s been having a few weekends away from DJing for pretty much the first time since before the acid house explosion. He’s still played more than 50 shows this year — and most of these were pretty epic, of course. He helmed a couple of his mammoth Pure Carl Cox shows in Ibiza, helping to rejuvenate ‘sleeping giant’ Privilege in the process, while also guesting on the White Isle with Music On and HYTE. He played some choice festival dates too (Ultra, Mysteryland, Sonus etc), as well as shows for old buddies like Nic Fanciulli (The Social) and Yousef (Circus). Oh yes oh yes oh yes!