Carl Cox is a dance music titan. For the best part of 30 years, the UK DJ has been one of the most recognisable figures in house and techno, as famous for his big personality as his blistering sets. He’s popular the world over, but nowhere more so than the Spanish island of Ibiza, where he put on a wildly popular party every summer for the past 15 years.
That all came to an end recently, when Space, the club that was home to Music Is Revolution, shut for good. The closure marked the end of an era for Cox, but also for Ibiza, which lost one of its best-loved venues at a time when VIP culture looms ever larger over the scene.Carl Cox: Space Is The Place, a collaboration between Resident Advisor and Channel 4, follows Cox across the 2016 season in Ibiza, from the Music Is Revolution opening in June, through to the closing in September. The film offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on a significant moment in clubbing history, and a clear window into Cox’s life inside and outside the DJ booth. It’s also the story of an iconic figure coming to terms with the next phase of his career, and of an island facing up to an uncertain future.