DJ Garth is a pioneering House music DJ who is largely credited with both defining and capturing the sound of San Francisco house music in the mid-1990s. As a recording artist, his production is featured on several San Francisco club anthems such as “Twenty Minutes of Disco Glory”. He co-founded the Wicked Sound System and established a series of memorable underground parties which were important in putting San Francisco on the club/rave map.
Born and raised in England, Garth moved to San Francisco in 1990 and became a key player in the city’s exploding dance scene. He organized the Full Moon events that led to increased underground interest in rave culture, and in 1991, he led the Wicked Sound System venture with friends and fellow DJs Jenö, Thomas Bullock and Markie. By 1994 the team had saved enough money to buy a custom Tony Andrews-designed Turbosound system, teaming up with a 1947 Greyhound bus which allowed the Wicked act to tour the States.
This annual tour along with early appearances at Burning Man & Reggae on the River Festivals gave them the credibility to produce their own music and start their own record label. Wicked Records’ first (and most successful) release was DJ Garth’s 1996 collaboration with E.T.I., “20 Minutes of Disco Glory,” which remains a popular House track. It was featured in the soundtrack for the movie Groove.
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