Music

Garth

Solar Village
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Music
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Solar Village
Bio

Co-founder of San Francisco's Wicked Sound System, Garth has spent three decades fanning the flames of conscious hell-raising in California.
His sound is a unique fusion of acid house, space disco and psych rock.

He has produced over 60 records, mostly on his own labels Grayhound, Wicked and Golden Goose. His remixes include everyone from Strafe, The Units, Tribe Called Quest, Faithless, Perry Farrell, Yabby You and Adam Freeland.

Moving from the UK to San Francisco in 1991, Garth brought UK sound system culture with him and ushered in an era of acid house hysteria that ripped through the west coast and spread into the heartland. At the same time, Wicked's legendary club nights showcased the cream of early house music luminaries, including the first ever west coast appearances of DJ Harvey, Francois K and others. For many years, Garth and crew toured the US in a customized 1947 Greyhound bus with an imported 15k Turbosound system, setting up in the early days of Burning Man and Reggae on the River Festivals.

In 2016, Time Out NY placed Garth and Wicked crew in a category of artistry alongside Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Masters at Work and Tony Humphries.

He stays true to the original art form playing all vinyl sets at clubs and festivals worldwide. And yes, he'll be bringing all that vinyl to Wonderfruit.

Co-founder of San Francisco's Wicked Sound System, Garth has spent three decades fanning the flames of conscious hell-raising in California.
His sound is a unique fusion of acid house, space disco and psych rock.

He has produced over 60 records, mostly on his own labels Grayhound, Wicked and Golden Goose. His remixes include everyone from Strafe, The Units, Tribe Called Quest, Faithless, Perry Farrell, Yabby You and Adam Freeland.

Moving from the UK to San Francisco in 1991, Garth brought UK sound system culture with him and ushered in an era of acid house hysteria that ripped through the west coast and spread into the heartland. At the same time, Wicked's legendary club nights showcased the cream of early house music luminaries, including the first ever west coast appearances of DJ Harvey, Francois K and others. For many years, Garth and crew toured the US in a customized 1947 Greyhound bus with an imported 15k Turbosound system, setting up in the early days of Burning Man and Reggae on the River Festivals.

In 2016, Time Out NY placed Garth and Wicked crew in a category of artistry alongside Frankie Knuckles, Ron Hardy, Masters at Work and Tony Humphries.

He stays true to the original art form playing all vinyl sets at clubs and festivals worldwide. And yes, he'll be bringing all that vinyl to Wonderfruit.