Oh No! Oh No!, legendary techno DJ Carl Cox has announced that he will be ending his 15 year residency at Space Ibiza at the end of Summer 2016!
During an interview with DJMag Cox announces that, “Next year will be my last year at Space Ibiza, so please do not miss a single night if you can, very special line-ups for 15 weeks,” and then adds, “Watch this space…” For the last fifteen years, Carl Cox’s residency has provided beautiful curated events with outstanding sounds blasting out Space’s state of the art Funktion-One speakers that had club-goers in awe every time they witnessed the legend live. Carl Cox has no plans on leaving the island but this does seem like an end to a chapter in dance music, especially in the nightlife scene in Ibiza.
Carl Cox’s revelation of ending his Space residency should not come as too much of a surprise as Cox revealed in an interview with Mixmag last year that the end is near at Space Ibiza.
“The thing is, all good things come to an end. It’s common knowledge that the owners of Ushuaia [and Space] want to turn Space into Ushuaia Club. Whether it’s a good or bad thing, I don’t want to be a part of it. It’s got nothing to do with me. If I re-contract myself to do Ushuaia Club at Space, potentially, what do I do? What would they want me to do? Either carry on doing what I’ve been doing for 15 years or wise up to what the future holds .
“You know what, if I’m there for the next two years, I’ll have been there for 15 years and I think I’ll have represented dance music at the highest level among anyone I know. I’d be quite happy to walk away from it [after that] and do something else.”
Looked like Cox had plans in sight to leave Space two years ago as he saw changes were imminent and did not want to be part of the future change anymore. So it looks like the Summer of 2016 is a summer that no true dance music lover should miss out on a trip to Ibiza to see the legend before he ends his residency and moves on to greater pastures.
Take a look at Carl Cox performing in his natural element of Space Ibiza this past August below and make sure to go see him in Ibiza this summer!