Anyone who felt that the British Parliament was the preserve of those who wield political power, now stands corrected. For one night only the control of the UK Parliament was handed over to Barbadian-British DJ Carl Cox to lead members in a disorderly session. The British Parliament invited the veteran house DJ to headline a charity bash. ” House The House” by the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation. The event, a competition focused on engaging young people to support children in conflict zones, took place on 11th May 2016 at the Westminster Palace.
The “House The House” event is open to aspiring DJs between the ages of 14 to 24, who raise funds for the charity and submit their own music mixes for the chance to open the event for the DJ legend. Other prizes include DJ equipment and the chance to see Carl Cox perform in Ibiza. Described as a musical ambassador and one of the most charming DJs in the business, few persons, including many Barbadians are aware that Carl Cox has roots in our soil.
Born in Manchester, at the age of 15 Carl bought a set of turntables and began working as a Disco DJ. By the early 80s, he had joined the ranks of other young London DJs playing , groove, hip-hop and electro, but by the late 80s had distinguished himself with his own sound ‘Phuture track’. When Cox’s 1991 debut single ‘1 Want You.’ became a hit, including a Top of the Pops appearance, his career took off.
Now the owner of 2 labels, with 4 albums to his credit and more than 900, 000 Facebook followers, this veteran of 30+ years in the music business has achieved much. He has played all over the world, including to a crowd of 1, 400, 000 in Duisburg Germany. DJ Magazine ranked him as the Number One DJ in the World in 1996 and 1997, and he is included on the top 100 list of best Glastonbury performances ever.
Now in his mid-50s. Cox is planning to take it more slowly. having announced that 2016 was his 15th and last season as resident DJ at Space. Space, an Ibiza nightclub with a capacity for 10, 000 patrons, has 13 times been awarded “Best Global Club” at the US International Dance Music Awards.