Electronic music fans around the world have been preparing for what is set to be the last summer of Carl Cox’s Music Is Revolution residency at Space Ibiza.
At first, it was thought that the legend would never play on the Island again, possibly retiring from DJing and touring altogether. Cox has since told the world, via a cover interview with Mixmag, that none of those rumors are true.
In fact, the British icon will not only continue to tour, but will still be featured in a few Ibiza lineups throughout the summer of 2017 and subsequent years.
He began by explaining that just under two months shy of 54, his body isn’t able to handle the pressures of touring and a non-stop clubbing lifestyle:
“People think if I’m not doing Space, I’m not doing anything. Steady on! Take a breath! I’m going to slow down, no doubt about it. The traveling aspect is hard on my body, hard on my brain. I want to wake up in the morning and feel normal.
“I can’t sleep on demand in all these different time zones. I don’t want sleeping tablets, but I haven’t had a natural eight-hour sleep for years. I’m the consummate night owl but I can’t get back into a daytime rhythm. If I carry on I’m going to burn out. But I’m not over yet – far from it. I’ll just be doing less.”
While Cox won’t be heading his own residency, he talked of plans to still play some of the major parties in Ibiza. He mentioned that he will “probably guesting at DC10 like I have been for the last two or three years”, as well as likely joining Marco Carola at Amnesia again and possibly doing parties at Dalt Vila. While he will still play on the Balearic Island, he doesn’t expect his appearances will number more than 4-5 for the entire summer season.