MC Magic: Thunderstrike and Cotton Candy Are the Valley's Youngest DJ Tag Team
I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Cody and Chloe, who are quite possibly the Valley's youngest-ever DJ tag team! When I first heard the names DJ Thunderstrike and DJ Cotton Candy, I was curious to hear one of their sets and find out just what inspired their movement.
After moving to the Valley from Tennessee, 7-year-old Cody was eager to show the world his musical passion and told his father, Mike, he wanted to DJ. That's when Dad sought out the skills and expertise of veteran DJ NC Slim who has mentored the kids, giving them weekly jam sessions and tips on how to tighten up their skills on the turntables. Almost immediately, the super-kid DJs went to work keeping the dance floor hype at the local Avondale Sportsplex. It didn't take long before the word got around and Thunderstrike and Cotton Candy started booking parties, events, and even a high school prom.
Magic: How did you come up with your DJ name?
Cotton Candy: At first I was confused not knowing what DJ name to choose, so I sat back and thought about my favorite colors, which are pink and blue, just like cotton candy.
Thunderstrike: My DJ name just popped into my head, because I knew even before I started that when I start giving the people my music it'll be like a thunderstrike hitting the dance floor.
How far do you plan to go as a DJ?
Cotton Candy: I plan to take it all the way! Maybe even become a DJ for a famous artist and tour the world rocking huge crowds.
Thunderstrike: I haven't decided how far I will take it but for now I'm just enjoying the excitement of being behind the music when the party gets jumpin'.
Every DJ has a secret weapon song. What's yours?