Doug Gomez

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  • Show Times: MERECUMBE SOUL RADIO

    TUESDAY 00:00 - 02:00

New York's own Doug Gomez started his career in 1987
and as a true New Yorker of Colombian roots, his love for
afro latin drums and sophisticated melodies led him to be
embrace the path of Deejaying.

In 1994, Doug was hired as an intern by Tedd Patterson,
who was the A&R for Waako Records and previously head
of promotions for emotive records. After Tedd’s departure,
Doug took over promotions at Waako Records and
ultimately running the independent record label from A&R
to promotions to contracts and label management.
Doug quickly learned all the facets of running a record
label and navigating the record industry. He worked with
such artists as Kings of Tomorrow (Sandy Rivera), Lenny
Fontana, StoneBridge, Jeremias Santiago, Kenny Carpenter,
Mood II Swing & Louie "Balo" Guzman to name a few.

In 1998, Doug became the promotions manager for the USA
office of the German Power house, ZYX Music ‘till
his departure in 2005 to work on the next step, music
production and his own parties.

In 2007, he teamed up with a friend and formed the
nudisco outfit, DRRTYHAZE. This new musical venture got
them signed on such renowned labels like Gomma
(Germany), TIRK (UK), and Nang amongst others.
After a slew of remixes and singles, the release of a
Drrtyhaze album on Nang records was the next logical
step. Distributed world wide on CD and vinyl, the album is
still praised to this day.

In 2016 Doug decided to go solo and express his true
inner self with the more organic, soulful house,
combined with afro latin rhythms. A sound he was
deeply immersed into all his life in NYC as a DJ and a
club goer at such parties as Shelter, Body & Soul and
many more.

Doug's love for what he affectionately calls
"That New York sound" was evident on his 2016
releases and remixes on MoBlack Records,
Offering recordings (Boddhi Satva), Sole Channel
(MR. V), United Music, Tambor Music (Stan Zeff),
King Street Sounds, Plastik People, Global Diplomacy
(N’Dinga Gaba) and many more.

With numerous top tens in the afrohouse sales chart, it
led him to be nominated the # 9 afrohouse producer of
2016 by traxsource.com, the highly coveted online
record shop.

2017 saw the start of Doug’s own record label
Merecumbe Recordings, an outlet not just for his own
music, but from current and upcoming producers. A
label dedicated to the soul and sound of afro latin
rhythms with releases & remixes already from renowned
artists such as Mark Francis (Shelter Records), N’Dinga
Gaba, Cee ElAssaad, FNX, Iñaky Garcia, Vanco,
Jihad Muhammad, Stones & Bones, Jackie Queens,
Jaidene Veda and many more.

In 2018, he was named #2 afrohouse artist and #19 overall
(all genres) by Traxsource.com