Canyon Cody is a DJ, record producer and Fulbright scholar in Ethnomusicology.

aka El Canyonazo from the Subsuelo crew


Canyon Cody works as Red Bull Music Academy‘s Mr. X in Los Angeles. This set is from Canyon Cody’s performance at RBMA Bass Camp in SF 2014, opening for Lauryn Hill and Thundercat.

From 2003-2006, Canyon Cody hosted a radio program on WZBC 90.3 in Boston, and was later at KPFK 90.7 in Los Angeles, working with Radio Afrodicia and the Global Village

Listen to Canyon Cody’s interview at KCRW 88.9 with Anthony Valadez:

Canyon Cody has performed with Diplo, Quantic, Ziggy Marley, Devo, GZA, Toy Selectah, Nickodemus, Ana Tijoux, Nortec Collective, Freddie Gibbs, Fool’s Gold, Devin the Dude, Novalima, Los Rakas, Mexican Institute of Sound, Uproot Andy, Sabo and more.

Canyon Cody is the son of Cuban painter Carmen Abelleira and Scottish environmentalist David White. He is the great-great-grandson of Buffalo Bill Cody.

He was born in Los Angeles in 1984, grew up in Ojai, went to college in Boston and was a Fulbright scholar in Spain.

He currently lives in Los Angeles and works at Nacional Records.  He has worked previously at Topspin Media, Gnawledge Records and Flower Studios.


Listen to Canyon Cody interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered about his album Granada Doaba

Every Saturday night, Canyon Cody is the resident DJ at Planet Rock along with Chuck Wild aka Captain Planet.  90s hip-hop, 80s classics, 70s funk and retro-futuristic electronica … it all goes down at The Virgil in Silverlake (4519 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029) on Saturdays, 10pm-2am.  Free!


Canyon Cody started Subsuelo in 2011 as global bass party, celebrated every 3rd Wednesday at Eastside Luv in Boyle Heights (East LA).  Subsuelo features a live flamenco band and a collaborative crew of DJs, MCs, VJs, dancers, percussionists and photographers.

“Best Party in East LA … part hip-hop scene, part cumbia club”
LA Weekly

“LA’s most happening, eclectic, underground party.”
ABC / Univision (Fusion)

“A funky all-purpose rumpus room for late-generation bicultural Angelenos”
LA Times

“East L.A.’s finest global bass dance party”
NBC San Diego 

“Subsuelo, one of Los Angeles’ illest, underground parties, has garnered the reputation as the melting pot between cumbia, electro, tropical funk, moombahton, trap, hip hop, and all points in between”
URB Magazine

Listen to a live recording of Canyon Cody at Subsuelo:

Every Friday night, Canyon Cody is the resident DJ at Rumboso at Caña Rum Bar in downtown Los Angeles (714 W Olympic Blvd), a few blocks from the Staples Center.  The gourmet cocktail lounge boasts a delicious menu and outdoor cigar patio, while Canyon Cody plays global funk, salsa, soul, cumbia, reggae and son cubano.

… international mishmash of electronic bass music: cumbia, hip-hop, dubstep, funk caroica, salsa, drum & bass, kuduro and glitch.

“Los Tres Marks” was an experimental collaboration organized by Subsuelo, who brought together Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5), Money Mark (Beastie Boys), and Mark de Clive-Lowe for a party at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles in October 2013. Mochilla was in the house to capture the special improvised performance from three of L.A.’s most innovative beatmakers, who all happen to be named Mark! With an army of robots ranging from analog synths to ’80s drum machine, plus Nu-Mark’s infamous toys, “Los Tres Marks” wowed the crowd (with Z-Trip and Gaslamp Killer in watching in the front row) with electro-analog wizardry, circuit-bending, rhythm reimagining, sound-looping, ch-ch-ch-chopping, and general weirdness from three one-of-a-kind one-man-bands. Geniuses the lot of ‘em.

SUBSUELO presents “LOS TRES MARKS” ft. Nu-Mark + Money Mark + Mark de Clive-Lowe from MOCHILLA

Subsuelo is celebrating our 3rd anniversary on May 21st with special guests Uproot Andy (Que Bajo?!), Mexican Institute Of Sound (Nacional Records) and Toy Selectah (Mad Decent).

Limited  pre-order VIP tickets available.

RSVP @ Facebook

December 6th, 2013


See photos at FarahStop