The countdown to Space closing for the last time begins, and Radio One have featured Carl Cox's birthday as a tributary essential mix


Recorded live in Ibiza, it's two hours of Cox at his finest. He speaks to Pete Tong before going on to play his set, calling the Space wind down going out in "fine style".

You can listen to the mix here, but for now, check out five of the tracks that really caught our inspiration below.  


Noir & Olivier Giacomotto - "Reste" (Raxon Remix)

This blistering cut from Raxon’s remix pile gets special treatment, in that its allowed to languish over the speakers, as Cox masterfully builds and drops it onto an eager crowd. It’s spacious and threatening, played out to a crowd who’ve come to expand into every second of his set. Watch and marvel at him playing it over on Raxon’s Facebook.  


Adrian Hour - "Like This"

A figurehead of techno from the Toolroom Records family, Adrian Hour’s ‘Like This’ lands just as Cox hits the second quarter. A tech house nightmare from one of South America’s fundamental DJ’s right, ‘Like This’ turns a DJ set into an essential mix. Listen out for several more Adrian Hour tracks throughout the mix.


Deetron - "Photon"

Already a classic in the Carl Cox cannon despite its relative infancy, "Photon" has got a build-up made for superclubs. Its components - simple yet executed with painstaking precision - result in maximum pleasure for the ears.


Chus & Ceballos, Stefano Noferini - "Mamasitas:

Lightening the mood a touch and serving a pleasant reminder of Space’s Balearic surroundings, Cox uses the vocals and percussion of ‘Mamasitas’ as a perfect sandwich filler to two much denser tracks. Uplifting and joyous.


DJ Hyperactive - "Eyes Wide Open" (Len Faki DJ Edit)

Organ grinding and just the right type of sinister for a Carl Cox set, this Len Faki edit of DJ Hyperactive’s "Eyes Wide Open" takes the original down a peg or two, unfurling it for positioning at the end of a Space set.