British DJ-producer Carl Cox hardly needs an introduction anywhere that people get down to electronic beats, lazers, and glowsticks. A child of the late-'80s acid house boom and "Second Summer of Love," Cox cut his teeth spinning for the rave generation at seminal UK hotpots like the Haçienda, Fantazia, and Amnesia House.
In the '90s, he expanded his sonic reach as a regular on Kiss FM and Radio One's Essential Mix, introducing his trademark big-room techno and hard-house stylings to an international audience that would eventually vote him the very first winner of DJ Magazine's prestigious Top 100 DJs poll in 1997.
Today, Cox remains among the world's most famous DJs with a perennial summer residency at Space Ibiza and regular global tours, including performances at the Ultra Music Festival each year. But considering he hasn't played Miami outside of Ultra in almost eight years, his upcoming Halloween performance is surely one of the most highly anticipated bookings of 2010.
Plus, Cox released a Global Underground mix compilation earlier this year and right now he's working on a new album, so Mansion patrons can no doubt expect some superfresh material in addition to the big Brit's usual rave-tastic beats.
Carl Cox with Yousef. Sunday, October 31. Mansion. 1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Doors open at 11 p.m. and tickets cost $50 in advance via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-695-8411 or visit mansionmiami.com.