Doomsday Dan AKA DOOMZ of Nothing But Groove (NBG) - Fresno California
Tech House, Progressive House, Techno, Acid House, Tribal House, Breakbeat, Deep House
In 1992 he stumbled upon his first Rave/Underground event and was drawn by the unity of the crowd and the deep bass lines... Not known what he had come across at the time Dan began a mission to find that strange and new sound. He eventually met DJ Dizzi in Madera California. DJ Dizzi introduced him to Nothing But Groove (NBG) and soon he was on his way into the underground. He first worked as a street promoter, then sound support, once doing sound support he gained access to the DJs and that is where he studied and watched underground djs such as DJ ALI, DJ Jordan, Koo Kane, Karazima, Marcutz, Chach, Mitch, Hutch.
In 1995 he met Josh Wink in a parking lot in SF and thanked him for his music. He told Josh he was an inspiring dj and Mr. Wink told him to keep at it and thanks for buying his tracks. That same night he saw DJ Dan and The Crystal Method live and that was it. He knew he had to step his game up and drop that funky break sound that DJ Dan and Method played. Dan was on a mission.
Dan made his appearance in 1996 as DJ Dan-E and performed at numerous raves/underground in the Fresno area. In late 1997 a friend suggested he change his name to Doomsday Dan because he played sets as though the end of the world was coming. At that time Dan’s sound was dark and scary and featured deep rolling bass lines that shook the room. Doomsday Dan was born and he performed from 1997 - 2004 from San Jose California down to the Mojave Desert. Doomsday Dan performed for numerous events. He has performed with such djs as DJ Enrie, DJ Irene, DJ D (who is now DJ Denise), DJ Doran, Thomas Trouble, Barry Weaver, DJ Thee-O, Tony Gamboa, DJ Morgan, Koo Kane, Gaurachandra, DJ Light (who is now DJ Willy of Electronicrosis) and many many more...
In 2000 Dan began to mix mainstream top 40. He had the mixing skills and soon became a scene favorite. As time went on Dan began to get booked more and more for Mainstream Top 40 events and clubs and then DJ Danny Salas was born. Around 2004 Dan decided to retired from the underground scene. It was too hard focusing on two completely different music worlds and trying to support a family at the same time. During his 11 year tenner as a Mainstream Club DJ, Dan learned how to perfect his mixes, read a crowd, program a set and he also picked up a little scratch technic.
Itching to return to his underground roots Doomsday Dan returned in 2010 and played a hand full of events under the names Doomsday Dan and Doomz. In 2011 he performed his last set at the event WET ELECTRIC in Fresno California. After the Wet Electric event he decided to take a break once again due to personal problems and the scene being too trendy. So Doomz stayed home but continued to record mixes that feature his freeform style.
2012 The Return of Nothing But Groove…
The beginning of 2012 brought Doomz back into the scene but this time around he decided to revive Nothing But Groove along with his partner in crime DJ Aldo Plaza.
”NBG meant a lot to me and my generation. We all had fucked up lives. We all had shitty jobs. Music and dance was a way for us to forget about our shitty lives, even if it were for just 6- 8 hours. We still lived it up during those hours and didn’t have a care in the world. I decided to bring NBG back because the scene needed something different. People began to forget about the music and began caring about the money. Our scene wasn’t based on the money, it was based on unity, friendship, and in some scene being a different person for one night. You could be whatever and whomever you wanted to be during an event night. Why not live a little. Come Monday we all had to return to the “real world” of sheep’s and robots. The scene needed a reminder on why we do this and so NBG had to comeback for one more round”. - Doomz
Doomsday Dan of NBG’s tracks