DJ Cocheze, better known as Cody Smith, got the chance of a lifetime to rock one show with KRS-One on February 18th 2005 at the age of 20, where he was chosen to be his personal tour DJ for the next 4 years. He has performed hundreds of shows with KRS-One in over 20 countries including, Japan, Africa, Spain, France, England and the United States. Not only has Cocheze shared the stage with stellar artists such as Guru, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Tribe Called Quest, Rhazel, Method Man, & MC Lyte, but has also dominated the turntabilist battle scene. He completed a degree in Recording Engineering at FullSail Real World Education in Orlando FL, which fine-tuned his battle skills and helped him win multiple Hip Hop Elements Battles, as well as, many Southeast Regional Guitar Center Battles in the Florida area. In 2012 Cocheze became the Denver DMC Champion and earned himself a spot in the 2012 DMC US Finals where he competed with 11 of the top DJs in the Country.

     

      Cocheze resides in San Francisco, California, where the opportunity to collaborate with some of the world’s most talented artists/DJ’s and rock some of the biggest parties the Bay has to offer, has become his reality. Even though he has a background in Hip Hop, this talented artist from Steamboat Springs Colorado can assure any client they will be well taken care of in many genres throughout the night. His time in SF has been well spent broadening his musical aptness to include other genres of music such as Funk, Soul, 80′s, Motown, House and Electro, and he continues to build his arsenal as a musician, not just a DJ. Cocheze sets himself apart from your ordinary DJ’s by delivering an open format style of mixing, including his extreme technical abilities as a conditioned turntablist. The Sky is the limit for this young DJ, after sharing the stage with some of the worlds biggest artists we can now see Cocheze rising to the top.

 

      “I like to keep the party moving and keep the client interested in what Im playing. When I play for people its about making everyone happy with a variety of music and showing off some of my skills throughout the night. When you book me for a party you’re not just getting a DJ, you get a LIVE SHOW!!!”  

                    - DJ Cocheze

 

 

    Venues / Clubs :

 

  • Kohl Mansion 

  • Brazillian Room

  • Ruby Skye

  • Westin St. Francis

  • City Club SF

  • Vessel

  • Mezzanine

  • 1015 Folsom

  • ROE

  • The Filmore

  • The Independant

  • 111 Minna

   +  More 

Companies:

 

  • Macy's 

  • Bloomingdales

  • King.com

  • Guild

  • Cliff Bar

  • Industrial Light and Magic

  • Nordstrom

  • Victoria's Secret

  • Tesla 

  • Redbull 

  • Scion

  • Threadflip