Cox was born in Manchester in 1962, to parents originally from Barbados. Cox began DJ'ing at family get-togethers at the age of eight, selecting records from his parents' stack of soul 45's. He was buying his own records soon after, and owned his first pair of turntables at the age of 15 cox had followed the musical trends from disco to rare groove on to hip hop during the late 70s and early 80's but the introduction of house into Britain during the middle part of the decade convinced him that he had found his niche. After moving to Brighton in 1986, his reputation bloomed during the acid house explosion of 1988 -1989. He is now seen as a perennial favourite and one of the best DJs in the world according to fans as well as Major mixing magazines.