Yesterday, while a global audience of some 20,000 watched on via live stream, Carl Cox played his last ever Music is Revolution set at Space Ibiza.
Over a marathon nine (!) hours, The Big Man closed out the party that’s kept the White Isle dancing for the last 14 years. To mark the end of his residence, Cox played vinyl for first time in ten years: “I wanted to take things back and pay homage to all those years at Space spinning records,” Cox said of his decision to spin wax. “I want to show respect to those older tunes, dig out some of my old vinyl and play them alongside new tunes.”
If you missed the set when it was streaming live, the good news is you can relive it below thanks to Be-At.TV. Over his nine hours in the booth, Cox played everything from Jeff Mills to Derrick Carter and Ninetoes, closing out with The End from The Doors. “Thank you all so, so, so much,” an emotional Cox farewelled the crowd at the end of his set. “It breaks my fucking heart.”
Carl Cox will play his last ever set at Space next week for the superclub’s stacked closing party, where he’ll be joined by friends like Maceo Plex, Eats Everything, Josh Wink, Sasha, Tale of Us and more – but if you don’t already have tickets, you can forget about getting in.
Space as we know it won’t be back in 2017 – the keys to the club are being handed to the Ushuaïa Group, who are expected to make big changes to the nightlife institution.