18. Carl Cox
Style: Funky, pumping and emotional.
Best known for: I hope it's good music, a big smile and great times.
Gig of 2009: Exit Festival in Serbia. I did a double team with Green Velvet in front of 30,000 people, that was pretty amazing.
Tune of 2009: Cirez D 'On Off' (Mouseville)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: Alan Fitzpatrick
The track that changed your life: Chip E 'Time To Jack', an acid-house record that sounded alien when it was released.
What makes a good DJ great: Having a good attitude to the position that you're in. That has to remain the same throughout your career.
Most underrated DJ: Nicole Moudaber. I've been following her career for the last three years - her productions and DJing. She's amazing.
Biggest challenge this year: Getting to all the parties on time, based on my schedule. And I managed to do that!
Top tech toy: Native Instruments' Maschine. It's changed the face of my DJing.
When it comes to rocking down the house, few do so with the panache of party techno supremo Carl Cox. One of the architects of dance music, this DJ's DJ has continued to blaze a trail through the years, innovating and pushing the movement forward, without sacrificing one iota of his passionate beliefs.
The latest example is his new concept, Join Our Revolution - a club night that saw Coxy corral Space Ibiza throughout the 2009 summer season, with a smorgasbord of the world's freshest DJs invited along for the ride. Carl's happy to report that it's been a roaring success, and that it's only just the beginning of his new musical revolution.
"The closing was just phenomenal, with Danny Tenaglia playing in one area, and me playing from beginning to end in one room. The job was done, we got the point across and we're looking forward to more Join Our Revolution nights in the future," Cox smiles.
Presently in Australia finishing his third artist album with super producer Josh Abrahams, Cox also has another ace up his sleeve - his first ever mix for Global Underground, inspired by his times at insane desert festival Burning Man. It's bound to be another defining moment for the techno titan.