Born and raised in Streatham South London to a Spanish Mother and Italian father (Who studied music at La Scala Grand Opera House Milano), Debby found her love for music early in life going to Ibiza for the first time at just aged 13 with her mother and moving there when she was 18 for 3 years. These were the years she truly fell in love with Music!
This is partly why her music although tends to stay under the Underground House Umbrella focusing on Techno House/Tech House and Deep House is also very diverse. Don’t be surprised to hear the occasional classic house/disco/80’s/90’s or even hip hop sample and some garage vocals during one of her sets…
Debby Coda is a new name to the DJ world but not to the music industry!
First stepped into the industry running the doors at underground garage raves for Upfront FM a 90’s pirate radio station and then onto Twice as Nice which at the time was the leading garage party in London. Expanding the party to Europe, they sent Debby Coda at age 18 to start and run the party very successfully in her second home Ibiza.
She then went on to become the management rep for the UK’s first breakthrough urban/garage group called the So Solid Crew, who’s first album went double platinum.
She was then headhunted by 50 Cent’s management company Violator Management and became the European rep for them until they relocated her to New York to become a full time manager for them, traveling all around the world representing artists such as 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Macy Grey, Soulja Boy and Puff Daddy. During her time in NY her voice also featured on Busta Rhymes album on a song called Respect My Conglomerate featuring Lil Wayne and Jadakiss. She did a feature for Lil Wayne on The Carter 4 album on a song called Up Up and Away. Her voice was also the official count down on the Angie Martinez show on Hot97 for several years.
Following the death of her boss Chris Lighty which was during a time where she felt disconnected and lost her passion for the music, she relocated to Miami to work as branding and marketing ambassador for Puff daddy focusing on his Vodka brand Ciroc.
This lead to Debby reentering to nightlife world due to her creating the Ciroc Girls which became very impactful in the U.S nightlife market. Ciroc at the time was leading in all Urban markets and nightclubs which was her area of expertise at the time. Wanting to expand and push the brand in other markets that is when Debby began to explore the House music clubs… This head her to walking into Space one Saturday night/Sunday morning where she heard after hours/Underground house music for the first time in many years taking her back to years in Ibiza as a teenager and so she finally got her passion back fell and fell in love with Music again!
After a couple of years of learning the music and the industry she decided to take a chance and learn how to DJ herself. In a way she feels that music always finds its way back to you and will save you if you let it.
Learning as she was playing Debby started her own weekly Ladies night called Bounce and Bass at a bar/club on south beach. a few months later a big local DJ Lou Flores asked her to perform her first show at a Techno Nightclub Treehouse. After that performance she landed her first Space show during WMC. She then landed a show for July 4th weekend at Nikki Beach and then Heart Night Club.
She was then given her first show outside of Miami at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles closing for Oscar G. From there she continued to play at all the house clubs in Miami and started her own Sunday afterhours with Lindsey Bell the owner of the MeCasa warehouse in Wynwood Miami. Both earning themselves reputations as Marathon DJs. The following WMC she opened for Locodice and was given the opportunity to play in Ibiza that summer at Hyte in Amnesia.
Europe also being a much bigger market and a bigger variation of styles of underground house music, Debby decided it was time back to go back home, back to SOUTH LONDON!!!
Only being back a few months Debby’s first season in Ibiza has included performances at Pacha and several performances at Hyte Amnesia. During London’s recent fashion week Debby performed a techno/tech house set at Harvey Nichols for Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Launch Party.
Although Debby has already had a lot of life and music experience, she believes that it was to get her ready for what’s next…