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Olivier Lemaire, aka DJ Goodka, is a French DJ, born in 1968 in Cholet.
His artist name was coined in 1984 and comes from a phonetical misunderstanding : he mismatched Goodka and « Good God », the shout from James Brown or Zapp.
In 1981, he discovered funk and rap musics through early French radio shows.
Influenced by the 1984 French TV show H.I.P. H.O.P., he started to Breakdance at age 16 with some Radio Cassette tunes.
Member of the Universal Zulu Nation, he’s famous for being the first French DJ to have play in 2000 in the USA for a Breakdance battle broadcated and commercialized : the Mighty 4 in San Francisco.
Then, he went on deejaying for prestigious events : Battle Of The Year France, Freestyle Session Suisse, Mighty 4 Pologne, Total Session France, Hip Hop Connection Italy, Summer Session France.
Renowned record collector and digger, he opened an independent record-shop in Grenoble in 2002.
He contributed to the famous internet database discogs by adding hundreds of references.
At the end of 2009, he released his first record Groovology with DJ Moar.
Today, he’s known by a wider audience thanks to his dancefloor DJ mixes including soul, funk, house music & electro as well as brazilian, latin and afrobeat music