The Agrupació Astronòmica d'Eivissa/Ibiza (AAE), has won NASA’s APOD (Astronomical Picture Of the Day) for this image authored by member Alberto Prats Rodríguez, and depicting NGC 1333, a reflection nebula visible in the constellation Perseus. More in our feature article inside.
Space; The Final Cox Year Cox Talks Frankly of Reasons Behind Decision to Quit
Ibiza’s rumour mill went into overdrive following Carl Cox’s unexpected announcement that he would end his 15-year residency at Space. Cox, who earned his reputation in the days of vinyl with his famous sets on the Space terrace playing 3 decks simultaneously, has spoken out frankly about his reasons for taking the decision to quit. Speaking to Inthe-
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mix, Carl is quoted as saying “It’s not that I’m walking away from the club. Pepe’s (Rosello— , the owner of Space) contract is up at the club. He’s going to be 80 years old and will officially be out. It gets handed over to Ushuaïa Group across the road and its manager Jan will be given the keys to run Space. And once that happens, everything changes. So I have no desire to stay in that club for any reason.” Cox then talks of the Ushuaïa takeover stating that they wanted him to continue for financial reasons. Speaking with a directness that has been applauded and criticised by commentators, he said he feared that Space would become a “models & bottles” venue, and that working for no other motivation than money was “horrifying”. “…My heart tells me I will not ever do that – because if Pepe’s not there, I am not there. We grew up together, we’ve been all the way through this together, and we’re going to finish together. And I’m quite happy about that, because it means we leave the legacy of a club that made a difference. We can walk away with that – the legendary status of what
used to happen at Space when we were there – because no one else can emulate that, it’s not possible.” Meanwhile Cox’s representatives Safehouse Management have issued a press release confirming the decision. Opening with the comment “The cat’s out the bag” they confirm that “ after a phenomenal 15 consecutive years at Space Ibiza, Carl Cox officially confirms that 2016 will be Carl’s final residency at the club.” The release, published Wednesday, says that he intends to go out in style over the 15 weeks that will make it his longest season ever. Running from June 14th to what they say is “sure to be an emotional final closing party on 20th September”. Due to what they feel will be huge demand they are putting pre-registration in place to the 26th November. Safehouse promise that they are “working hard to make sure they have the best line ups on the island, with lots of surprises, and no doubt a few tears. Carl will take a nostalgic look back on his history at the club, bringing back selected DJs from all previous 14 seasons.”
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Spirit of Ibiza Found Inside Pork Crackling The hunt for Ibiza’s long missing spirit can be called off according a sharp eyed Ibizan reader who claims to have found it living inside a shard of Pork Crackling served with his Sunday Roast. See Page 3
Published on Nov 12, 2015
Issue 809. Space, the final Cox year, Carl Cox on why he quit. Space Ibiza, alternate dimension, the observatory. Space between ears, spirit...