Carl Cox announces first show in Ireland since 2009
Carl Cox announces first show in Ireland since he played at Tripod Dublin in 2009
Carl Cox has announced a very special three-hour performance in Ireland for the summer of 2018. The veteran DJ and acid house pioneer will play at Ballinlough Castle in Co Westmeath on Saturday August 25. The exclusive event is a co-promotion between Irish promoter Pod and Coxy’s record label Intec. Tickets go on sale this Thursday November 30 at 9am through Ticketmaster.
Special guests will be announced in the coming weeks and are likely to include who runs the Intec Digital imprint. Cox played an open air show in Belfast last August, which sold out in a couple of hours.
One of the most charming DJs in the business. A musical ambassador and a veteran of acid house, a champion of techno, a dance music pioneer, label owner, King of Ibiza – you name it, Carl’s been there and done it, never losing sight of his passions – playing music, breaking tunes and celebrating life.
It was at the age of 15 that Carl Cox bought a set of turntables and began working as a mobile DJ. Disco was the first music that captivated him but by the early 80s Cox had moved on to playing the same music as other young London DJs – rare groove, New York hip-hop and electro. He was perfectly placed to hear Chicago house music in its earliest forms, and when the epic ‘Acid Trax’ by Phuture (a.k.a. DJ Pierre) came out in early ’87.
“It was then that I thought, this is it, I would do my parties, and I’d play old rare groove and hip hop and soul and I would say; ‘Right you’ve got to hear this Phuture track’ and people would just stop and listen.”