Since bursting onto the scene over three decades ago, Carl Cox’s career has been defined by mega-selling releases, ever-more-massive gigs, and the love and respect of peers and party people alike. But the UK vet isn’t content to coast along on past success. Instead, he’s planning on extending his reign via a host of new ventures, including an upcoming LP (his first album of original work since 2011) and a new hybrid live set. The Three-Deck Wizard sat down with DJ Mag to talk about his rise to the top, his plans for the future — and motorsports and banana bread.
You’ll find plenty more to peruse in these pages as well, including the results of our reader-driven Top 100 Clubs poll, with the world’s greatest venues vying for the coveted Number One slot. ODESZA’S Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills, meanwhile, fill us in on their new long-player — “probably the most personal thing we’ve ever done,” they say. Chicago’s Ron Trent’s got a new one on the way as well, a record which, in typical Trent fashion, manages to wed the ancient and the futuristic into something wholly unique. You’ll find a deep dive into Italo, a look at a new book about DJ Screw, reviews, fashion, tech news and tons more.
Finally, a note on last month’s cover story on Octo Octa, which included an inappropriate form of the term “transgender.” Using correct, up-to-date language is at the heart of our editorial standards at DJ Mag, in order to ensure the publication is respectful to the lived experience of those we write about and prevent harm to marginalized communities. The print editorial team, and I personally, would like to express our sincerest apologies at failing to provide adequate care and attention to this piece and for any hurt and upset this has caused.