San Francisco / Oakland
"San Francisco 1989, British ex-patriot FELIX "THE DOG" developed his unique DJ approach as he honed his skills, sourcing from all forms of turntable techniques. Quickly building a solid reputation as an energetic & exhilarating performer and a notoriously unconventional and relentless mixer. His uncompromising ear for quality music and dedication to the “ART OF PARTY” thru spontaneous and creative programming, ferocious old-school flair and a "genre-free" policy soon established him as a firm fixture and somewhat of an outlaw in the dance underground."
My knowledge of early dance music history, culture and legend is moderately extensive and i had remained in the nitelife limelight for over two decades. I remained a taste-maker and held down numerous music buying/journo and broadcasting gigs and had consulted on club decor and marketing, stage-management and booking. However, in 2003, I hung up my "BINS". Partially because i was becoming jaded by the burgeoning superstar/digi-dj scene and frustrated with a hard to shake “Breakbeat DJ” label*. But mainly, after twenty-plus years around dj culture in some form, it was time to make a lifestyle change..."easier said..."
2013, two amazing kids and a wonderful lady who helped me along a very long, difficult and beautiful road.
Quite ready to up the ante methinks..
A SELECTION OF ARTISTS FTD HAS SUPPORTED/OPENED FOR:
ADAM FREELAND: GILLES PETERSON: HARVEY: BARRY ASHWORTH: STEREO MC'S: BUSHWACKA: BLIM: BIZ MARKIE: BEN WATT: CARL COX: SACHA: DERICK CARTER: TIM LOVE LEE: CHEMICAL BROTHERS: MANTRONIK: ANDREW WEATHERALL: CRYSTAL METHOD: CASSIUS: LA FUNK MOB: DANMASS: DEEJAY PUNK ROC: GODFATHER: MAD PROFESSOR: MARK FARINA: PORNO FOR PYROS: N.I.N: UBERZONE: MEAT BEAT MANIFESTO: DJ SHADOW: CUT CHEMIST: WICKED CREW: DJ RAP: DIGWEED: JOSH WINK: FRANKIE BONES: THE ORB: IDJUT BOYS: DAFT PUNK: BASEMENT JAXX: DETROIT GRAND PUBAHS: JOEY BELTRAM: UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE DJS: HYPER: RENNIE PILGRIM: SOUL OF MAN: THE FREESTYLERS: JON TEJADA: INVISIBLE SCRATCH PICKLES: NUMEROUS NINJA TUNES ARTISTS:....
RESIDENCIES HAVE INCLUDED:
Boogie Buffet, Mushroom Jazz, Coolworld, Funky Techno Tribe, Stone Groove, Gardening Club (SF), Spundae, Nikita, Bulletproof Boat Parties, Come-unity, Laszlo@Foreign Cinema, Thump Radio, Cat Club, PsychoFunkoDiscoDelic, Black Diamond, Future Primitive Sound Session, 30khz UK, Hektic@Eklektic, Layover, Knuckle Sandwich, Discocide and Felix the Dog's Psychedelic Soul Bang and Familia SF w. Lee Coombs………