DJ Carl Cox has announced that he will end his residency at the Space Ibiza superclub in 2016 after 15 years as the undisputed king of the party island. The 53-year-old British house and techno DJ and producer, who has dominated the party scene since the 1990s, revealed that he would be putting away his decks during a recent interview with DJ magazine.
"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. Watch this space..." he told the music publication.
Cox, born in Barbados, has been delighting crowds with his Ibiza Live mixes broadcast from Space for years. He decided it was time to move after the owners revealed plans to change the hotspot into a Ushuaia Club.
He explained: "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 recontract 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."
Although he is bowing out of the club for good, he does plan to remain on the Island. "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," he added.
Cox is a ten-time DJ Awards winner, three-time International Dance Music Awards winner and an NME Award-winning artist. He is currently ranked the No. 1 global techno and techno house DJ by the DJ List.