In anticipation for the big man, Carl Cox’s return to Ireland this May when he comes to Life Festival, we’ve taken a deep dive back through some of the mixes that have played a key part in defining his career. Cox has been the forefront of electronic music for over three decades and amongst his residency’s and touring has managed to stay relevant and fresh. We can’t wait for his return and to see what he pulls out for the eager Life crowd.

We have your Thursday and your weekend sorted with 10 mixes from the one and only, throw on your headphones or turn up your speakers for these.

Kicking things off we have his Essential Mix live from Italy in 1996, 2 hours of hard techno.

Second is another Essential Mix from his world tour in 1996 this time coming from Birmingham.

We jump forward two years into 1998 where we see Mr. Cox destroy techno parade in France

Before his 1996 world tour Carl had also recorded an Essential Mix in 1994 where he opens with the classic’ Green Velvet – Preacher man’

Fast forward to the early 2000s where Carl Cox destroyed the main stage at Dance Valley in 2001.

Also in 2001 Carl took to Belgium’s I Love Techno providing his usual antics.

One of Carl Cox’s mix CD’s from 2000 at Crobar nightclub in Chicago.

Carl Cox’s second Mixed Live CD is just too good to leave out, this one was from Detroit.

Back to 1997 where Cox played at Mayday Sonic Empire, this set is intense.

Finally, we have his 9 hour marathon mix from his iconic closing party at Space Ibiza in 2016

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