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Before a recent move to Los Angeles where he has been immersed in film acting, Garth spent two decades in San Francisco fanning the flames of conscious hell raising that existed there in generations past. Parties with his stamp include a coveted ten year residency at Come Unity, thirteen legendary years with the Wicked Sound System and more recently Back2Back, with right hand man Jeno. His sound is a radical fusion of Acid House, Space Disco & Psyche Rock. His solo All Night Long Loft parties in San Francisco continue to inspire dancers and critics alike.
The Wicked crew reformed in 2011 for a thirteen city Twenty Years of Disco Glory Tour of the States & Japan. Garth spent seven weeks of 2010/2011 touring extensively with DJ Harvey in Australia and Japan.
Bringing UK sound system culture to San Francisco in 1991, Wicked's lawless full moon beach parties ushered in an era of Acid House hysteria that ripped through the west coast and spread into the heartland. Wicked are credited widely with kick-starting the City's Acid House scene in the early 90's, cementing its reputation as the red headed step child of Disco.
Scoring a Tony Andrews designed Turbosound rig, they toured in a '47 Greyhound bus whose previous owners were a gospel choir hitting the road to spread their own gospel across the States. Wicked was the pioneering sound system at Burning Man in 1995.
Wicked Presents brought the cream of House luminaries to San Francisco including Tony Humphries, DJ Harvey, Doc Martin, Louis Vega, Roger S, Robert Owens, DJ Pierre, K Alexi, Chez Damier, Stacey Pullen, Alton M, Agent X, Kenny Hawkes, Three, Joe Claussel & Francois K.
Garth holds court at many of the world's best nightclubs including Eleven, Mago, Gold, Yellow, Townsend, 1015, The Roxy, Twilo, Fabric, The End, Horsemeat Disco, Sublevel, Thirtynine Hotel, Rex, Room, Lux & Zouk. He has been voted amongst America's top DJs in Urb, XLR8R and DJ Magazines. For many years he pioneered all night Dub sets on the only renegade system permitted at Reggae on the River where Jamaican legends Mikey Dread and Junior Reid stopped by the bus to rock the mic.
The same bus provided inspiration for a record label. Since '98 Grayhound has released 50+ singles documenting an edgier West Coast sound. Artists include Wicked (Garth, Markie, Jeno & Thomas), Rocket, Perry Farrell, ETI, DJ Harvey, The Glimmers & Ray Mang, Darryl Pandy, Michoacan, DJ Rasoul, Nectar, Stranger, Steve Kotey & EBE. Many recording artists launched their careers on the label.
His breakout anthem with E.T.I. 'Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory' shook things up internationally, praised by Muzik Magazine as one of the best dance singles of '96. Since then he has produced 60 records under various pseudonyms working with Anthony Mansfield, Eric James (Rocket), Rob Doten (Crosstown Traffic) and Markie Mark or Jeno (Wicked). His remixes include Freeland, The Units, Faithless, Halo Varga, The Glimmers, Rob Rives, Dada Munchamonkey, Perry Farrell (Janes Addiction), Yabby You, Mutabaruka and Tribe Called Quest.
He has compiled and mixed albums for Om, NRK, Thrive & Grayhound, Sex + Design Magazine & Farmers Daughter Hotel. Grayhound productions have been licensed to countless DJ mix CDs and Garth's music can be found in two films - SF rave flick 'Groove' and Gus Van Sant's 'Speedway Junky'.
Since 2007 he and collector/dealer James Glass have been waving the flag for Golden Goose re-edits, raiding their record collections & respectfully placing Disco/Rock obscurities under the knife as King & Hound.
Remaining true to the original art form, he can be found playing all-vinyl sets out in Hawaii, Japan, Fiji, Korea, Spain, England, Greece, Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, even Indonesia and Malaysia, turning parties out upon request.
KING & HOUND - STRANGER IN THE CITY/MIDNIGHT GIRL (GOLDEN GOOSE 2007)
KING & HOUND - WESSEN DAS?/KUNDALINI (GOLDEN GOOSE 2007)
KING & HOUND - BURNIN' UP/HIGH PRESSURE DAYS (GOLDEN GOOSE 2007)
KING & HOUND - LIFE IN TOKYO/TWICE AS NICE (GOLDEN GOOSE 2008)
KING & HOUND - GOLDEN TEARS/THE HORSEMAN (GOLDEN GOOSE 2009)
KING & HOUND - A SPECTACLE/ELEMENTS OF VOGUE (GOLDEN GOOSE 2010)
KING & HOUND - LOVE BUZZ/CAN'T GET ENOUGH (GOLDEN GOOSE 2010)
KING & HOUND - TUBULAR BELLS/MY TIME YOUR TIME (GOLDEN GOOSE 2011
DJ GARTH & ETI - 20 MINUTES OF DISCO GLORY (WICKED 1996)
CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC - NOW DIG THIS (WICKED 1997)
CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC - UNDERSTAND (WICKED 1997)
ROCKET - BETWEEN THE LINES (GRAYHOUND 1998)
CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC - OPEN SESAME (GRAYHOUND 1998)
DJ GARTH & ETI - TWENTY MINUTES OF DISCO GLORY REMIXES (GRAYHOUND 1998)
ROCKET - CISCO SYSTEM (GRAYHOUND 1998)
CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC - TWILIGHT TRILOGY (GRAYHOUND 1999)
ROCKET - PEOPLE EP (GRAYHOUND 1999)
ROCKET - SERPENT FIRE (GRAYHOUND 2000)
ROCKET - STANDBY (WORSHIP 1999)
ROCKET - VOICES OF FREEDOM (GRAYHOUND 2000)
ROCKET - PEOPLE REMIXES (GRAYHOUND 2000)
ROCKET - REVOLUTION EP (GRAYHOUND 2001)
ROCKET - EZ EP (GRAYHOUND 2002)
ROCKET - OUT WITH THE TIDE REMIXES (GRAYHOUND 2002)
DJ GARTHMARKIE MARK - ANTHEM #1 (GRAYHOUND 2002)
ROCKET - PEOPLE W/ROB MELLO REMIX (NRK 2002)
DJ GARTH & ETI - 20 MINUTES OF DISCO GLORY WICKED REMIXES PT1 & 2 (GRAYHOUND 2003)
DJ GARTH & MARKIE MARK - THE PRICE (GRAYHOUND 2003)
ROCKET - PEOPLE W/CHICKEN LIPS REMIX (NRK 2003)
ROCKET VS PERETZ - 2 SOULS ALONE (GRAYHOUND 2005)
GARTH & MRK FEATURING SAGE - 7 DAYS WITHOUT KYAN (OM, REBOOT 2005)
GARTH & ANTHONY MANSFIELD - PANCHO'S REVENGE (HECTOR WORKS 2012)
JACOB LONDON - HYDROGENATED FUNK, GARTH REMIX (EAT KNOWLEDGE 1998)
ROB PAINE - NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE, ROCKET REMIX (GRAYHOUND 1999)
A TRIBE CALLED QUEST - GET A HOLD, ROCKET REMIX (JIVE ELECTRO 2000)
DADAMUNCHA MONKEY - THE OPERATOR, ROCKET REMIX (EXIST DANCE 2000)
KENNETH GRAHAM - NOTHING TO PROVE, ROCKET REMIX (TERRAFORM 2000)
ERIC SPIRE & B. MCCARTHY - UNTOUCHABLE, ROCKET REMIX (SILVER PEARL 2000)
JASON BLAKEMORE - ECHO ECHO, ROCKET REMIX (LIFE 2000)
ANIMATED - CONTAINER #2, ROCKET REMIX (DEVIANT 2001)
PERRY FARRELL - SEEDS, ROCKET REMIX (VIRGIN 2001)
FAITHLESS - WE COME ONE, JENO/GARTH/ERIC JAMES REMIX (CHEEKY 2001)
NICK HOLDER - LOVE EM, LEAVE EM, ROCKET REMIX (NRK 2001)
YABBY YOU - KING PHAROAH’S PLAGUE, DJ GARTH & MARKIE MARK REMIX (TWISTED ROOTS 2003)
ROB RIVES - STANDING ALONE, DJ GARTH & MARKIE MARK REMIX (HONCHOS 2003)
MUTUBARUKA - TIME UNLIMITED, DJ GARTH & MARKIE MARK REMIX (EQ 2004)
THE GLIMMERS - APE OR NOT?, DJ GARTH REMIX (DISKIMO 2007)
HALO VARGA - FUTURE, DJ GARTH & ANTHONY MANSFIELD REMIX (SIESTA 2011)
FREELAND - SILENT SPEAKING, DJ GARTH & ANTHONY MANSFIELD REMIX (MARINE PARADE 2011)
GARTH - NO REST FOR THE WICKED (TWITCH 1993)
GARTH - THE BLACK ALBUM (DELETED 1996)
GARTH - LIVE ON HAIGHT (HOUSEWARES 1997)
GARTH - U.S. UNDERGROUND VOL 1 (THRIVE 1998)
GARTH - THE CISCO SYSTEM (GRAYHOUND 2000)
GARTH - SAN FRANCISCO SESSIONS 3 (OM 2000)
GARTH - NITE LIFE 007 (NRK 2001)
GARTH - REVOLUTIONS IN SOUND (GRAYHOUND 2003)
GARTH - SOUND OF LIFE #12 (JAPAN ONLY 2004)
GARTH - UNLEASH THE HOUND (GRAYHOUND 2006)