Stevie Cox: The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix
There’s nothing like being sent into a trance during a DJ set.
Head down, eyes closed, no signs of making any bee line for the toilet or the bar, and suddenly hours have passed… That’s the effect Stevie Cox has when she’s playing.
Originally hailing from Manchester, Stevie has now found herself settled in Glasgow where she’s been making a real impact over the last few years.
A regular at Sub Club, one of the UK’s most heralded clubs, you’ll find her propping up the booth alongside fellow residents Harri & Dom and Telford. Last month she was made an official resident and a permanent fixture at the club’s Saturday night party Subculture, and for good reason, Stevie’s ability to have a crowd hanging on her every move is second to none.
Moving into production was the natural next step for Stevie. Her first official outing sees her team up with London-based producer Fossil Archive, alongside Kiara Scuro’s ZaaZaa, for a four-track EP on Hammer’s Remmah imprint, plus we hear there’s plenty more collabs and her first solo release on the horizon too…
As you may have gathered, when it comes to hypnotising listeners this isn’t Stevie’s first rodeo. Over an effortlessly fluid hour of acid, house, techno and garage she shows us exactly why she’s a regular fixture at the revered Glasgow institution…
Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you
Ello Ransom Note. My name’s Stevie Cox, and I’m currently in Glasgow at the moment where I am a resident deeeejay at the Sub Club. Outside of music, I enjoy proper good hugs, most things cinnamon flavoured and quoting one of the very small number of films I’ve actually seen. Life is good, the sun is shining, the tank is clean.
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
In mine and Lili’s extremely zen and green lounge in the south of Glasgow. I literally just finished recording it for you minutes before the deadline in true SC fashion, and I hope you enjoy it.
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
Somewhere ye can play it real loud.
What should we be wearing?
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Errrr somewhere sunny, during the golden hour outside in nature, with loadsa pals faces in the crowd. Or B2B with Domenic on a Saturday night in Subby.
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
A mother couldn’t possibly choose between her children, Ransom Note…. (Outcome123 by Charles Green on IDA’s 10/10 Savy imprint. Also big big shout out to Charles for an absolutely amazing set at Freerotation last weekend).
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
One that jumps to mind right away as one I’ve rinsed non stop is Oberman’s amazing Nous’klaer MNMT Podcast. SO good.
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
Eek, hard one, I often prefer a b2b when the vibe’s right over playing solo (DC if you’re reading this I am looking at u, forever grateful for our synergy). So there’s a verrrrry long list of people i’d love to do one with. Number one right now though has gotta be Manfredas. Why you ask? Because he’s one of the GOATS and I have a feeling it would be lit.
I’ve got so many amazingly talented friends who I’m itching to do one with as well… an all night long with Wednesday, Mor Elian and a b3b with Tony Neptune and Katiusha are more things I really, really, really want to do at some point. I reckon that last combo would actually be nasty and summon the final rave ghost of Gary The Deepest.
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
A demo version of Traktor on my laptop with a wee keyboard cover with all the shortcuts on it. Now it’s a DJM850 and 4 XDJ 700s.
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
It depends when I’m playing. If there’s no one before me, then the last, I always like to bring it down at the end. But if I’m on after someone else, the start. How I takeover from the person before is really important to me. If Ste is solo for the evening thennnnnn the end tune ^_^
What were the first and last records you bought?
First was Instructions by Mickey Pearce on Swamp81 and the most recent was Far Out Radio Systems vol. 02 on Tanzbar Records.
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
A slice of Papa John’s Cinnapie. Hot doughy oaty cinnamon sugary goodness. It was a very sad day when they stopped making these, though my teeth rejoiced.
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
When there’s a will there’s a way, honey.
Upcoming in the world of Stevie Cox …
Lots of sweet gigs inc. a rooftop party with the full Subculture squad (YUM) in Glasgow next weekend, a B2B with my all time number one favourite DJ Telford at Otherlands Festival in a few weeks, and a lovely wee 250 cap festival called Goodfootin’ on the Scottish borders – shout out to Peach Fuzz! Production wise, baby’s first solo release, some more collabs with my nearest and dearest aka the techno boyband aka Fossil Archive and ZaaZaa, some collabs with the amazing Petrichor and as much time spent outside as possible.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Giving thanks to Mother Earth, shopping locally as much as possible, being kind to yourself, looking after yourself and those around you, The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer being a book that is really worth reading, and, most importantly, how much of a banger ‘Come Around Me’ by Justin Bieber is.