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J-Gib Promotions Nanaimo, BC.
PumpHouse Productions Duncan, BC.
DavisHouse Productions Victoria, BC.
Atomic Zoo Recordings Calgary, Alberta
BackZide Records San Francisco, California
Neil Davis aka Neo¹ or Totally, is a rare breed of DJ that has been rockin out speed garage since the Summer of 1999. Within the past few years Neo has been growing his potential producing his own tracks. 2010 presented Neo with the opportunity for his Premier release “Destination EP” on Atomic Zoo recordings (Calgary, Alberta). Now with 3 remixes for Atomic Zoo and one remix for BackZide Records (San Francisco) slated for release in March/April, 2011 is already starting to shape up quite nicely. Not only does Neo specialize in warping basslines, he is also fond to breaks, garage, 2-step, funky house, 4×4,bassline house, dnb and dubstep. Neo is also one half of “Funk’n Ruff”, the other half being none other than Brent ‘d-Set’ Kral. Together producing mostly speed garage, bassline house and bassline breaks.
The night that Neo fell in love with speed garage with its pounding beats and warping and dirty basslines was a night back in 1998 when he witnessed Dave Armstrong and Norrie Taylor (Prime & Seven) play a tag set of speed garage totally destroying the dancefloor with basslines, keeping everyone begging for more. Neo knew at that moment that he wanted to be a part of the scene on the other side of the turntables, packing dancefloors, interacting and hyping up the crowd into a frenzy.
Neo has also been sparked by the diverse styles from many European and North American artists such as DJ Rid, Armand Van Helden, 187 Lockdown, Jeremy Sylvester, DJ Pooch, Sol Brothers and Tony de Vit and is more recently influenced by artists such as The Wideboys, Gigi Barocco, Heavyfeet, AC. Slater, Black Noise, Kelevra, Hirshee, Agent X and the list goes on and on.. Neo has had the pleasure of playing alongside many great artists including Czech, Dig-Dug, Christian Alvarez, Hirshee, Malcolm Charles, Nudlez, Minifunk as well as many Island and Vancouver favorites.
Most of Neo¹s first gigs were playing in Victoria, Nanaimo and Shawnigan Lake at outdoor raves, house parties and nightclubs such as Hush, Sweetwaters and The Press Room to name a few. For several years (2000-2003) Neo played a role in throwing outdoor renegade parties and the occasional club nights under the names Vintage Productions and DavisHouse Productions. Now with 11 years of bassline knowledge behind him, come out and witness Neo with his extreme energy and stage presence animating dancefloors all across Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, the Okanagan and hopefully this year will push to new boundaries! He’s sure to make you move your body all night long to his bass heavy sets tuned to the funky sounds of house, breaks and garage and the dirty whompy bassline driven beats of speed garage, bassline and 4×4.