The 5-Minute Interview: Carl Cox, Radio DJ

'Riding motorbikes has been my fetish'
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Cox, 44, hosts a radio show, Carl Cox Global, which broadcasts on Kiss. Cox, who is also an artist and producer, will be appearing today at Industrial Resolution, a multimedia event at Manchester Central.

If I weren't talking to you right now I'd be ...

In bed! I got to sleep at 3am this morning.

A phrase I use far too often ...

I say "yeah, for sure" a lot.

I wish people would take more notice of ...

Other people. There are so many misunderstandings. Whether it's wars or negotiating, communicating with one another helps the world go round.

The most surprising thing that happened to me was...

Being where I am today. At Glastonbury I was up against bands such as The Who and Chemical Brothers, but 10,000 people came to see me.

A common misperception of me is...

People usually meet me and have a good time. But everyone has issues, and I have down times too.

I am not a politician but if I were I would change ...

The congestion charge and speed cameras. And more important issues: famine, war and poverty.

I'm very good at ...

Riding motorbikes. It's been my fetish for years.

I'm very bad at ...

Maths! My admin sucks.

The ideal night out is ...

Going to a restaurant with friends. I love food. Japanese, Italian, Spanish and Thai are my favourites.

In moments of weakness I ...

Order an Indian or pizza!

You know me as a DJ but in truer life I'd have been ...

I used to be a scaffolder.

The best age to be is ...

College years. We were living for the moment.

In a nutshell my philosophy is...

Be as positive as possible.

James Elliott

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