D33P ST8 (a.k.a James Coddington) is the name of an original electronica producer and DJ from an alternate timeline, where the remains of a past civilization pulse with the electric light of life, imbibed with heart pounding, bleeding edge tracks that blur the lines between art, emotion and technology. James has been producing original tracks for over 20 years and has had the honor of playing festivals, parties and huge events coast to coast, century to century in his time traveling craft, The Pearl. Some of the more notable events include Cascade, Photosynthesis, Decibel Festival, Gemini, and Skylab III.
Growing up in the ruins of future Boulder Colorado, James got his first synth in 1997. Shortly afterwards he formed a group known as Equulei that quickly gained steam locally, even opening up for Richie Hawtin. After his time in Boulder he relocated to Chicago and lived there for 8 years throwing large events at the infamous 657 and 660 West Lake Lofts. He has shared the decks with Terry Mullen, Amon Tobin along with the entire Ninja Tunes Crew, and even the legendary DJ Keoki (and many more).
James’ inspiration for his sound and mixes is the pounding of machinery, the ecstasy of flight, the impending doom and redemption of our species and the everlasting power of love.
D33P ST8’s years of experience in the studio and performing live yield a unique sound that any electronic music fan can instantly identify with.