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 Biography
Chris Coco is a tastemaker, DJ, broadcaster, producer, music curator, musician and journalist.
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 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 Ilk EP from new band Haraket.
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 TheBedroom Bar 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. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Current projects and recent successes:
Melodica: Weekly radio show. Listen to the latest online at www.mixcloud.com/chriscoco/
Best Radio Show or Podcast at International Radio Festival 2013.
Nominated for Best Podcast in DJmag Best of British Awards 2013.
No 16 in Mixcloud Best Cloudcasters list 2013.
MelodicaRecordings: MelodicaRecordings website
Key career moments:
2014 – Release of Coco Steel & Lovebomb – The Chillout Album an kind of homage to 90s chillout rooms and festivals. Tours of Japan and USA. DJ residencies at Bedroom Bar and Disappearing Dining Club in London.
2013 – Melodica wins Best Internet Radio award at International Radio Festival.
Melodica nominated for Best Radio or Podcast in DJmag Best of British Awards.
Weekly mix for Klassik Radio, German national FM station.
2012 – nominated in Chillout category for second year in a row in Ibiza DJ Awards. Released LP Freedom Street.
2011 – started MelodicaRecordings record label.
2009 – started Melodica, new radio show; made Feel Free Live Good album for Big Chill Recordings.
2008 – started band – City Reverb, cult single releases Time Side On, Central Heating and City Of Lights and live appearances at festivals including Glastonbury and Green Man and a special show at Tate Britain preceded an album called Lost City Folk.
2008 – presented Live Work Music for Ministry of Sound Radio.
2005-2008 – presented Bank Holiday Chillout and music documentaries for BBC Radio 2.
2006 – DJ on Robbie Williams world tour at all 64 shows and DJ warm up sets at many dates including San Siro, Milan; Parc Des Princes, Paris and The Bowl, Milton Keynes.
2002-2006 – presented Blue Room on BBC Radio 1 legendary, much loved late night weekend show with Rob Da Bank.
1999 – the present – Freelance DJ and producer, DJing on every continent except Antarctica. Djing at all the major clubs in Ibiza; at many major festivals including Glastonbury, Roskilde, Big Chill, Bestival; on tours of Australia, Far East, USA and many other places. Over the years, making compilations including Real Ibiza series, Solar Spectrums series, Blue Balearic, Dub Club, Chillin’ at the Playboy Mansion, Ministry of Sound Sessions, The Big Freeze and Acoustic Chill.
1990s – Editor of DJ Magazine pioneering dance music bible covering the club scene in its heyday.
1980s – DJ in Brighton, England pioneering early acid house scene, resident at Coco Club at Zap Club.
2014 – Coco Steel & Lovebomb – The Chillout Album
2012 – Chris Coco – Freedom Street LP on Melodica Recordings.
2010 – Chris Coco – Feel Free Live Good LP on Big Chill Recordings.
2009 – City Reverb – Lost City Folk LP with band and several singles including successful Central Heating (Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith Remix).
2008 – Normalites – EP Including Pink Skyscraper, featuring on next Hotel Costes compilation.
2005 – Chris Coco – Heavy Mellow LP including Drifting featured in Toyota Prius European campaign.
2002 – Chris Coco – Next Wave LP including favourite Falling, featured on many TV shows including Nip Tuck, a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross feat Peter Green and a cover of Velvet Underground’s’ Sunday Morning feat Nick Cave.
2001 – CocoDaSilva – Saudade – One of a series of 12” singles on Kismet records, an ongoing collaboration with dance producer Rui DaSilva.
2000 – Coco & Stonebridge – The Beach Big room club tune collaboration with dance producer Stonebridge.
1999 – Coco Steel & Lovebomb – Yachts lounge favourite, featured on many TV shows and ads incl Sex & The City and Frexinet, Spain.
1994 – Coco Steel & Lovebomb – It LP for Warp Records including club classic Feel It.