DJ Bear Cole
Professional Event DJ – Peaks Pro Event Services Flagstaff, Arizona
Head DJ – The McMillan Flagstaff, Arizona
Record Selector – The Grab Bag Podcast
Many DJ’s specialize. They specialize in dance music or hip-hop, or some obscure form of synthesized noise that resembles music.
Bear Cole specializes in record selection. As a musician, producer, and professional dj spanning over two decades Bear Cole’s musical knowledge is the key to his greatness. He knows classic rock, soul, disco, funk, dance, electronic, country, hip-hop, twerk, trap, house, deep house, and how to rock a dance floor. He has knowledge of music spanning the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and a great understanding of modern music.
He specializes in music.
Bear began his career in music and audio as a Professional DJ. Starting professionally in 1998 he played over 20 clubs in the Southwest, with a spot as the House DJ at Martini Ranch and The Shaker Room in Scottsdale Arizona for over 6 years. He also spun at Insomnia, Polyesters, Sanctuary, Freedom, Next, and was a DJ for the infamous Peppermint Disco for sometime. He has mixed opening sets for Afrikaa Bambataa, DJ Keoki, Ice Cube, The Funkler, and many more. Being a professional DJ from 1998-2004 put him through school, and allowed him to open a Disc Jockey and Audio Engineering business that was successful enough to pay all the bills and support several employees as well.
However, he chose to explore other adventures after finishing his first degree in Audio Engineering and Studio Recording, and started to DJ mainly as a hobby.
After an extended break from professional DJ’ing DJ Bear Cole jumped back on the 1’s and 2’s. It took a bit of time to make the transition from vinyl and CD’s to Serato and Controllers, but DJ’ing is only partially about the technical skill. The most important skill a DJ can have is knowing how to read the crowd and adapt. Bear Cole has always been revered for his ability to read a crowd and also blend multiple genres and decades into a cohesive set.
Bear is now a Professional Event DJ for Peaks Pro Event Services in Flagstaff Arizona. In this role he lends his skills to professional events, weddings, and school functions.
Bear is also the Head DJ for The McMillan in Downtown Flagstaff where he offers up his musical knowledge and experience to create a one of a kind atmosphere at this beautifully constructed bar. Bear as always offers up a cohesive blending of Genres, Decades, and Hits that is guaranteed to keep dance floor patrons, bourbon drinkers, and true music fans of all ages entertained.
Bear Cole spent many years as a recording engineer and audio technician. As a graduate of The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences he is Pro-Tools and Waves certified, and a masterful user of Propellerhead’s Reason software. He spent over a year helping to design and build from the ground up the Saltmine Studio Complex in Mesa, AZ. He has mixed live sound for numerous bands, and pulled gear and worked as an audio technician for bands and acts such as The Rolling Stones, Kanye West, The Black Eyed Peas, Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Keith Urban, and many more. He has also spent time in the studio recording DMX, Bone Thugs and Harmony, Megadeath, and too many local and regional bands to list.
His DJ career eventually morphed into production, and his 12 years of experience behind the tables, became the catalyst for a new and exciting sound. He has produced for many projects, but his best work can be found in the instrumental projects for Soundtrack and Film he has created under the name Turntable Kachina, and his unique blend of hip-hop, electronic, and rock as Bear the Astronot. Visit His Podcast, The Grab Bag with Bear Cole to hear multiple mixes by Bear Cole in multiple genres. If you need beats, music, or soundscapes for you next album, project, film, or game make sure you check out BTA Beats and let Bear produce for your next big project.
Bear now runs his Podcast The Grab Bag, which allows him to be your very own Professional Record Selector.