House & Techno
DJ Coda is one of the leading techno DJs in New Zealand. He has played with many of the world’s best DJs and had a career that has spanned from creating some of the largest warehouse raves in the country to sets and parties at some of it’s best clubs.
London-born DJ Coda grew up in Wellington and developed quickly as a DJ in the early years of Wellington’s rave scene. He co-hosted the infamous Headstong show on Radio Active and established some of Wellington most legendary dance parties with the Eden and S-ence brands.
He has hosted and supported some of the best DJs in the world including Derek May, Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, Jeff Mills, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, The Advent, Alex Paterson (The Orb), and Optimo to name a few.
As well as playing events around New Zealand, he has also maintained a ground roots presence in the local scene with residencies and sets at notorious venues like Tatou, Studio Nine, Sandwiches and the White Room. And recently at Emergence, Surface,121 and Taniwha’s Den.
He has a reputation of delivering unique sets, tailored to the crowd, environment and situation, crafting a blend of the most up-front tracks of today with crowd-pleasing classics. With years of experience and a rich dancefloor background, Coda's sets are epic journeys. His tight groove driven tech missions, highlighted by long-haul transitions and expert mixer control, creating an ideal soundscape for large format parties.
DJ Coda is looking forward to being back behind the decks in the Suite Gallery Courtyard, easily one of the best little dancefloors of the festival.
In the lead up to Cuba Dupa, you can catch him hosting the landmark radioshow The Floor (Thurs 7-9pm) on Radio Active.FM.