Garth/King & Hound/Rocket/Crosstown Traffic Bio:

Garth has been an icon in San Francisco nightlife for twenty years, playing a key role in sustaining the flames of conscious hell raising that existed here 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 since 2005, his genre-defyng Acid Disco Back2Back jams with Jeno.

Bringing UK sound system culture to San Francisco's psychedelic climate, 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. The Wicked crew (DJs Garth, Jeno, Markie & Thomas Bullock) are credited widely with having revived the City's dance 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 with friends from Berkeley in a '47 Greyhound bus whose previous owners were a gospel choir. Wicked hit the road spreading their own gospel across the States and were the pioneering sound system at Burning Man in 1995.

Wicked went on to promote a series of Guest Sessions introducing the cream of House luminaries to San Francisco including Tony Humphries, DJ Harvey, Doc Martin, Louis Vega, Roger S, Robert Owens, DJ Pierre, Joe Claussel & Francois K.

Garth plays many of the world's best clubs including Fabric, The End, Gold, Yellow, Mago, Ten15, Endup, Twilo, Roxy, Rex, Zouk & Lux and has been voted amongst America's top DJs in Urb, XLR8R & DJ Magazines. For many years he pioneered all-night Dub and Downtempo 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 53 singles documenting an edgier West Coast sound. Artists include Wicked, Rocket, Perry Farrell, DJ Garth & ETI, DJ Harvey, The Glimmers & Ray Mang, Michoacan, DJ Rasoul, Nectar, Stranger, EBE. Many artists have debuted 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 more than 50 records under various pseudonyms working with Anthony Mansfield, Eric James (Rocket), Rob Doten (Crosstown Traffic) and Markie Mark or Jeno (Wicked). His remixes include The Units, Faithless, Halo Varga, Darryl Pandy, The Glimmers, Rob Rives, Dada Munchamonkey, Perry Farrell (Janes Addiction), Yabby You, Robbie Shakespeare and Tribe Called Quest.

He has compiled and mixed albums for Om, NRK, Thrive & Grayhound. His productions have been licensed to countless DJ mix CDs and his 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.

Ever the DJ's DJ, he has stayed true to the original art form playing all-vinyl sets out in Hawaii, Japan, Fiji, Korea, Spain, England, Greece, Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Singapore, even Indonesia & Malaysia, turning parties out upon request.

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