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Carl Cox Radio 1 Drum & Bass Special


DJ legend Carl Cox aired a drum & bass special on his BBC Radio 1 Residency show this week. Broadcasting from his studio in Melbourne, Australia, this one hour show saw Carl Cox celebrating the pioneers of the drum and bass scene with music from the likes of LTJ Bukem, Roni Size, Micky Finn & Aphrodite, Ray Keith, Goldie, DJ Rap & more.

90’s Rave Pioneer

Carl Cox is no stranger to the drum & bass sound. He was of course a pioneer of the rave scene in the UK, regularly performing alongside dance music luminaries Fabio & Grooverider, Micky Finn, Jumpin’ Jack Frost, Top Buzz, DJ Ratty & the likes throughout the early 90’s.

Over the past years he’s dipped his toe into the D&B pool a couple of times on the Eats Everything ‘Edible Beats’ show, and then again performing an all vinyl Hospital Records Showcase on his own Cabin Fever live streams.

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Rave Flyer from 1992

He professes his love for the drum and bass sound during the show saying, “This music is so important to me because of its pioneering nature of breakbeat & basslines“.

He went on to give a very brief history lesson of the sound expressing that, “It all started off with breakbeat coming from America, but the UK adopted a drum & bass London sound.

You couldn’t get away from how powerful this sound was!

Radio 1’s Residency

The Radio 1 Residency is a show where the biggest names in dance music take over the station for a special hour-long show.

They share deep cuts from their personal record collection, tip the most exciting new acts, and give us a glimpse into their world.


Carl Cox is just one of the selectors on the Radio 1 Residency line up. Other DJ’s include Disclosure, Joy Orbison, Amelie Len, & representing for the drum & bass / jungle sound is Sherelle whos show has seen her showcase cutting-edge dance music to a mainstream audience.

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