Chris Coco

Whether he’s spinning a club set of classic and future house; getting weird in a back room or poolside with dub disco and Balearic; or masterfully soundtracking an Ibiza sunset, Chris Coco is the DJ with the music to make something beautiful happen.

In other decades Chris has been part of seminal house act Coco Steel & Lovebomb; editor / founder of DJ Magazine; co presenter of Radio 1’s late night show The Blue Room; tour DJ for Robbie Williams; and a prolific producer of chill out and Balearic albums which now keep streaming very nicely.

He started DJing in the acid house explosion of the late 80s before going Balearic after the inevitable hazy revelatory experience at Cafe Del Mar. In recent years he has become a sunset specialist spending the summers soundtracking sunsets in Ibiza and Italy; as well as keeping his many Mixcloud and international radio listeners hooked to his weekly, eclectic Melodica radio show. There are few DJs who have his breadth of musical knowledge and obsession with finding the perfect track to make every moment feel special.

Key moments:

2019 – Indigo artist album released in Europe and Japan. Soundtrack music for 90 Minutes and Born Balearic films.
2018 – Released Balearic Dub Plate Special, dub CD in Japan.
2018 – film soundtrack for movie Obey about the London riots
2018 – Released compilation for Music For Dreams
2017 – Released My Favourite Place (Before Sunset) in Japan and ROW, an album inspired by life in Ibiza.
2017 – Released Film Music 5, the fifth EP in a series including collaborations with Paul Hartnoll (Orbital) and Roger Eno.
2017 – Soundtrack music appears in The Hatton Garden Job movie.
2017 – Released Return To Good Karma, an album inspired by the culture and atmosphere of Bali
2016 – Releases new artist album How To Disappear Completely, continues expansion of Melodica Radio Show to Chill DAB London.
Summer residencies in Ibiza and Italy (Singita Miracle Beach, Hostal La Torre, Rooftop 9)
2015 – Begins new Balearic compilation series, compiles album for Marini’s in Kuala Lumpur with Afterlife.

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.

Key releases:

2019 – Chris Coco – Indigo
2018 – Various – Quiet Lodge Balearic Dub Plate Special
2017 – Chris Coco – My Favourite Place (Before Sunset)
2017 – Chris Coco – Return To Good Karma
2016 – Chris Coco – How To Disappear Completely
Balearic 2
2015 – Balearic – number one in a new compilation series
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.