Chris Coco has been working as a DJ since the acid house explosion of the late 80s.
He has edited DJ magazine, worked for BBC Radio 1 on the after hours show The Blue Room. He has made artist albums for Warp and Distinctive Records. He has made compilations for Playboy, Ministry of Sound, EMI Classical and Trojan Records. His music has appeared on many compilations including the big ones, Cafe Del Mar and Hotel Costes. His music has been featured Sex And The City, Nip Tuck, House and many other TV shows.
He currently broadcasts and syndicates a weekly electronic music radio show called Melodica and runs his label, Melodica Recordings, out of his studio/office in London.
His music style has developed from those original house beginnings and draws on those years of experience. His club/festival/party sets are mainly proper house featuring the best of the current releases and a selection of classics with a little slo mo disco and a few eclectic surprises thrown in. His sunset/beach sets are more laid back and eclectic, and are also something special.
Chris Coco is a tastemaker, DJ, broadcaster, producer, music curator, musician and journalist. He is currently promoting his artist album Freedom Street on his label MelodicaRecordings and working on a DJ mix CD for Gecko Beach bar in Formentera. His radio show, Melodica, is growing from it’s online home on Mixcloud to include broadcasts in cities from Melbourne to Istanbul to Chicago. The Guardian called it “the hazy, lazy sound of the summer”. Listen to weekly shows at HYPERLINK “http://www.mixcloud.com/chriscoco” www.mixcloud.com/chriscoco. The radio show is now a record label too. MelodicaRecordings has been operating since mid 2011. Top release so far is probably the Balearic hit Summer Breezin’ by 3 Balearos.
With a monthly residency at the noted East London dinner dance Disappearing Dining Club; plus regular gigs at big festivals Bestival, Glastonbury and Stop Making Sense; at cool venues like Concrete and The Gowlett in London, Big Chill Bar in Bristol and international shows from Space in Ibiza to KuDeTa in Bali, Chris is a busy live DJ too.