Ahoy! Carl Cox Ibiza Boat Party Sets Sail in July

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Last September techno hero Carl Cox bid a fond adiós to Club Space in Ibiza after 15 amazing years as a resident DJ. He did so with a marathon 10-hour farewell set that is still being talked about. After hinting that he would return to the White Isle, Cox made good on his promise and announced in January that he would take the helm of a limited run of shows under the Pure Carl Cox moniker from July 11 to July 18 at Club Privilege (which, incidentally, is the biggest club in the world).

For those in Ibiza during that week, Cox has connected once again with the folks from Float Your Boat and will be headlining a run of boat parties departing from San Antonio. The soirees will serve as a pre-party on waves for his gigs at Privilege.

FYB resident DJs Jason Bye, Andy Baxter and Clara Da Costa will be manning the decks. While the promoters haven’t released the names of any other support talent, last year FYB’s parties featured world-class names including Fatboy Slim, Jon Rundell, Josh Wink, Yousef, Lisa Lashes and DJ Sneak so you know they’ve got a few surprises up their sleeves.

Watch last year’s minute-long recap video below and get a sense of the onboard shenanigans that went on.

Carl Cox Returns to Ibiza For Select Dates

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After a 15-year residency at Club Space in Ibiza, techno legend Carl Cox ended his 15-year run at the venue in September with a marathon 10-hour DJ set. Though he was vague at the time about future plans on the White Isle, fans of Coxy can rest easy now as he will helm a string of special shows under the Pure Carl Cox moniker from July 11 to July 18 at Club Privilege (which is the biggest club in the world). Fittingly, the club is in the process of adding a Funktion-One sound system which will certainly enhance clubbers’ experience at the cavernous venue.

Obligatory press release gush from Carl Cox: “I’m really looking forward to getting back to Ibiza and to kicking off these special events with my awesome team from Space, Dave Browning, Eóin Smyth and the Game Over crew, and boy, have we got some parties lined up for you this year. Starting with two parties at Privilege, I will be bringing my PURE festival vibes from Australia to the Main Room with a full techno and house line up. I cannot wait to rock this club. See you on the dance floor.”

Premiere: Jonno Brien – Move

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Carl Cox’s legendary residency at Space Ibiza has now come to an end, but his Intec Digital label continues to kill it. On Monday Coxy & co. shine the spotlight on upcoming Irish DJ/producer Jonno Brien, whose discography includes tracks released on Bush Records and Naked Lunch, with the release of his Rollin EP. We’re pleased to world premiere the title track, a pumping, no-holds-barred romp full of undulating acid synth lines, in-yer-face percussion and a sweat-inducing groove. Techno banger of the month!

Carl Cox Initiative Helps Children in War-Torn Areas

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In partnership with the Last Night A DJ Saved My Life foundation and the War Child organization, Carl Cox is launching an initiative that will allow anyone, anywhere on the planet, to aid children living in conflict zones just by sending a text. The idea is to inspire those who admire Cox and his mission to give £5 by texting “OHYES” to 70660. Simple as that. Instagive will handle collecting the donations and fork them over to War Child, which will in turn funnel them to children who are in harm’s way everywhere from the Middle East to Africa.

Another arm of British LNADJ’s fundraising efforts involved a nationwide DJ competition; there’s already a winner, 19-year-old Holly Louise, who will be performing with Cox for House The House on May 11 at the House of Commons. Additionally four donors to Cox’s cause will be randomly selected for VIP guestlist passes to the performance. That drawing closes on May 7, but other prizes will be offered through the initiative through its closing date of July 7.

Ramiro Lopez’s 5 Tracks of the Moment

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Ever since Ramiro Lopez graced us with a memorable Big Shot Guest Mix last year, he’s continued to evolve as an artist. In fact, his mix arrived at an important juncture in his career as he had decided to fully embrace techno into his DJ sets and productions.

Since then the prolific Spanish DJ/producer has cut a flurry of absolutely brilliant techno-charged tracks, including his Truce EP on Carl Cox and Jon Rundell‘s Intec label and “Easy Going” on Toolroom Trax.

With his next EP dropping soon on Octopus, and gigs galore throughout the end of the year, we got a few moments with Lopez and asked him to talk up five tracks that are currently rocking his world. He was more than happy to wax poetic for us.

Ramiro Lopez plays New Basement in Wiesbaden, Germany on November 11, Wave Club inSofia, Bulgaria on November 21 and Hotel W in Barcelona on November 22. Continue Reading

‘Can U Feel It’ – The UMF Experience Debuts on March 22

Can U Feel It-The UMF Experience will debut in over 500 theaters for one-night only across America on March 22. The film documents Ultra Music Festival 2011 and was shot in HD. The movie features an array of global dance music luminaries including Tiësto, David Guetta, Carl Cox, Afrojack, Fedde Le Grand, Boys Noize and more. Watch the full movie trailer here: