Manchester-born techno fore-father Carl Cox started in career in the mid-eighties as a rave and hardcore DJ, performing at many of what at the time were the UK’s biggest clubs. As the UK rave scene exploded, Cox discovered the emerging Chicago house sound, which he went on to help push to the forefront. Around the same time, he performed on the opening night at the legendary club Shroom, provided co-promotion to Paul Oakenfold for the Project, and became known for playing multi-day sets.
In the early nineties, Cox scored a number of chart topping hits, but as he watched the electro scene move in a mainstream, pop direction, he decided to go underground to play old school techno. This brought about a number of albums which are now considered classics, such as F.A.C.T and Two Paintings and a Drum. Over the course of the next decade, he released several hit albums and launched his own label, Intec Records, which closed in 2006, then reemerged in 2010.
Today, Cox hosts a radio show called Global that reaches over 12 million listeners through 60 radio stations that span 35 countries, making him one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world.