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Avicii & Carl Cox

Carl Cox and Danny Howard talk Ibiza, Avicii mental health

BBC Radio 1 host Danny Howard recently spoke to Carl Cox, and the 20-minute condensed interview went over Space Ibiza, mental health and the recent Avicii tragedy. Opening the interview Danny Howard and Carl Cox talk Ibiza, and the now famished club, Space. The venue which opened its doors in 1986 and closed its doors in 2016 held a near and dear place in the South London influential’s heart, as his 15-year residency also came to an unfortunate close. The super club was awarded several awards its best included the “Best Global Club” award presented by the “International Dance Music Awards” in years 2005, 2006, 2012, and 2013 leading up to its eventual closure.

Cox goes on to describe the island and answer several questions about the islands best hangouts, clubs, bars and activities. He names a couple of his favorite beaches, cafes, activities and sunset spots on the island including Salines as his favorite beach, and Benirràs as his favorite destination to watch a gorgeous Ibiza sunset. Who knew Carl was such a romantic?

The deeper part of the interview from Howard goes deep into the issues behind mental health, and the everyday pressures of the craft. In the opening of the question Howard sets the scene in light of Avicii’s tragic death and asks his personal opinions on the tragedy. Cox responded saying,

“Well I was very sad about it, very very sad, because I could see he was going through the motions of non-control of himself and he was very much in control of others who didn’t understand what he was crying out for – what was to be understood.”

He then goes on to discuss his track ‘Wake Me Up‘ and its influence and it’s now haunting message of help that Tim was trying to portray. In light of the dance scenes tragic loss, Cox talks more about Avicii’s rise to fame, and gives a message to all DJ’s who are going through mental lapse. Listen to the full Danny Howard interview here.