Cody Cordova was born and raised in East Sacramento before deciding to move to Los Angeles to live out his passion of becoming an electronic dance music artist. At just 9 years old, Cody began getting involved in music through being a classically trained violinist and played for the Sacramento Youth Symphony. Although violin was not Cody’s true passion, it allowed him to develop an appreciation and love for music. A couple of years later when Cody was 14, his older brother introduced him to FL Studio and taught him how to make hip-hop beats. After Cody began producing hip-hop beats, he began focusing on dubstep and other forms of electronic dance music. When Cody moved to Los Angeles after college his best friend became his manager and began introducing him to the full spectrum of electronic dance music.
Cody’s manager and best friend began introducing him to late-night warehouse parties that typically played tech-house and techno all night long. Even though Cody was primarily a dubstep producer at the time, his love for tech-house began to grow. Cody has never backed down from experimenting between genres, which has allowed him to dip his foot into the genre of tech-house by releasing his debut tech-house release, ‘Kitty City.’ With the release of ‘Kitty City,’ the former dubstep producer has effortlessly transitioned into the world of tech-house. This is how Cody described his transition from dubstep to tech-house,
“For me, there’s no better feeling in the world then seeing others dance to my music. It gives me the type of joy I imagine a father feels when seeing their child walk for the first time. Thus birthing the rebrand of “CODY CORDOVA” from heavy dubstep to groovy tech house. While the transition took some time, I am now confident I understand the genre because of the research I did into its history, and by meeting other inspiring tastemakers currently driving their own tech house movements and learning from them.”
Cody Cordova was able to premiere the release of ‘Kitty City‘ via Insomniac TV’s ‘We Love House,’ powered by EDM Maniac on Thursday, May 13 alongside performances from Mary Droppinz & No Pants Party. This will not be the only time that Cody Cordova will be able to rinse his debut tech-house tune within the next couple of weeks, as the same lineup for the Insomniac TV and EDM Maniac ‘We Love House’ event will also be featured at EDM Maniac’s event, ‘Midnight Frequencies’ at the W Hollywood hotel on Friday, May 14. Following ‘Midnight Frequencies,’ Cody will get to play ‘Kitty City‘ live once more in Cabo, Mexico before closing out the massive release at the end of the month.
We were able to catch up with Cody this past weekend to discuss his career, inspiration, and more before he embarked to Cabo to further promote his recent tech-house release, ‘Kitty City,’ which can be viewed below.