Carl Cox is THE ultimate techno star, who has a long time ago overcome the sound barrier and became a star, recognised by… other stars. Like, for instance, Dr Dre. Rumor has it that the Beats owner sometimes goes to clubs and once that was Space Ibiza and once that was Carl Cox playing there.
“A while back my tour manager Ian tapped me on my shoulder and told me that Dr Dre was in the house and wanted to come and say hello. I laughed at him and carried on DJing thinking it was some look-a-like trying it on…The next minute Dre is standing in the DJ booth with some of his family. He said he just wanted to shake my hand and congratulate me for such a great night and that he had been a huge fan for a long time. Dr Dre? I couldn’t get my head round that one.”
Now, Cox tells another story about the Black Panther – Naomi Campbell, who has a soft spot for his DJ skills: “Apparently she had been trying to get hold of me for ages to ask me if I could come and play at her birthday party with George Clinton. But it was that night. I was like, ‘Naomi I am mid-set with thousands of people here, I can’t just walk off.”
But this year will see the end of the long-term residency of the legend on the Balearic island.
After fifteen years of playing at Space Ibiza, Carl Cox will end his relationship with the club rocking the closing party.
Sad news for Dr Dre.