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Carl Cox - The Legend Returns

Author: Carlisle Rogers
Monday, November 10, 2008

Bonafide DJing legend Carl Cox returns to Australia this week to play Stereosonic. 3D’s Carlisle Rogers spoke with the Brit.

Carl Cox is playing Stereosonic this week, which means a slew of dates nationally for this now-Frankston-native. He just returned from Ibiza for the summer there and he’s just wrapping up a new DVD biopic of himself.

Cox says he’s playing Stereosonic because it’s going to be a great party.

“I know the promoter, Richard, really well and have for many years from Hardware parties that I used to do. He’s a good friend of mine but this is the first time he’s had the opportunity to put me on a stage. He’s done a lot of parties in Melbourne and Sydney, but nothing country-wide. Stereosonic is his first real effort to break into the scene, or rather what he believes is music he wants to hear. Rather than just getting DJs and acts for namesakes, he actually likes the music that each one of us plays.

“I’ve always been into techno music, but I pull everyone into the room and give everyone the best music that I can pull out. He likes the idea that I am able to give that energy to his event. But not only that, obviously we’ve got Paul Van Dyk on the bill too, so that’s the other side of the coin.”

Cox says the biography of his life is so that people can get an idea of what drives him.

“You get to see the people behind the scenes, my family, my friends, my peers and what it’s like to travel, and all the things that happen in a good way and bad way. The idea is really for people to see what I’m like as a human being. Obviously people just think I go to parties, get paid and all is good, but to do that, there is a lot of other stuff that is necessary for my success.

“This is all portrayed in DVD which is being edited now. You do see a few parties which kick-off really well, but it’s more about what I am and what I’m about. It’s the story of my life during a year and what I do behind the scenes. It’s for people who want to know more about who I am besides that I’m a DJ who has been playing for years. There aren’t too many DJs like myself who have come through the ranks like I have. I am a small town boy who used to play funk and disco music for my friends and now I’ve changed the course of dance music that we know today.”

WHO: Carl Cox
WHAT: Plays Stereosonic at Arthouse
WHEN: Saturday 22 November