Chanel Cochrane's raw talent and passion for music spans over two decades, playing guitar from the young age of 11. But the last 11 years she has been in demand as an international DJ, musician, writer and producer.
Her expertise ranges from London residencies to crowds of thousands in her native South Africa, as well as DJing at the UK's most sought-after clubs including Ministry of Sound, Pacha and Brixton Academy.
As DJ Chen, she first took to the decks on a pair of belt-driven turntables back in 2003, but soon won a residency in London's Oxford Circus before evolving to large and famed venues.
In 2008 she made her Ibiza debut for Dirty Dubbin promotions and a year later played alongside South Africa's finest DJs at dance festival H20, as well as headlining numerous times at superclub Truth.
Now she's returned to her roots, Chanel Cochrane, using musicianship and passion to create melodies and take her audience on a musical journey.
Over a seven-year period Chanel launched and ran the highly-successful Hiz n' Herz night in London, featuring crowd-drawing names including Gavin Mitchell, Filth & Splendor, Hoxton Whores, Guy Herman, Inland Knights, Louis Hughes, Craig Hamilton, Sexual Chocolate(Chicago/WMC), Lady Lea and DJ Morgan.She has also played alongside some of the biggest and best names in the industry such as Armin van Buuren, Fedde Le Grand, Judge Jules, Mark Knight, Mauro Picotto, Fergie, Gavyn Mytchel, Lee Haslam, Hilton Caswell, Dave Spoon, Paul van Dyk, Defected in da House (Ministry of Sound), Camouflage, Lawnchair Generals, Kinky Movement, Sound Diggers and many more.In 2010 Chanel co-founded new label Spinning Quickly with Hilton Caswell, using cutting-edge sounds and addictive beats to release more than 15 tracks on all major portals including Beatport.
Combining DJing and production, Chanel is a living, breathing, head-bopping example of entertainment by passionate engagement, with her work featured on radio stations including Passion FM, Select UK and South Africa's famous 5FM.
Chanel is currently signed with Wildlife, SQ Music, Deep Water Recording and Downsouth-Music, producing House on the deeper side of things.