New York’s own Doug Gomez started his musical career in 1987 as a DJ, honing his skills with the explosions of Hip Hop, Freestyle and House Music genres dominating NYC at the time.
As a true New Yorker of Colombian roots, his love for drums and sophisticated melodies led him to be embrace the path from Deejaying to production and business. He worked for ZYX Music & Waako Records from 1994 to 2005 as A&R/promotions director. A label that released such artists such as Kings of Tomorrow (Sandy Rivera), Lenny Fontana, StoneBridge, Jeremias Santiago, Kenny Carpenter, Mood II Swing & Louie “Balo” Guzman to name a few.
In 2007, he teamed up with a friend to create the nudisco sound under the alias Drrtyhaze. This venture got them signed and remixes on labels like Gomma (Germany), TIRK (UK), and Nang amongst others. After the release of a Drrtyhaze album, 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 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 on MoBlack, Cabana Recordings, Offering recordings, Sole Channel, United Music Records, Tambor Music, King Street Sounds, Plastik People, Global Diplomacy and many more. All of which led him to be nominated # 9 on the traxsource.com, top afrohouse producers of 2016.
2017-2018 saw the start of his own label Merecumbe Recordings, as an outlet not just for his own music, but from current hot and upcoming producers. A label dedicated to the “Soul and Sabor “ of latinafro sounds with such producers and remixers as N’Dinga Gaba, Mark Francis, Cee ElAssaad, Inaky Garcia, Jeremias Santiago, Pietro Nicosia, Aris Kokou, George Lesley, Coflo, Soultronixx, Max Marinacci and many more. With an onslaught of remixes and productions including on NYC staple, Shelter Records, Doug was nominated the #6 top afrohouse artist of 2017, by traxsource.com.
With more original works on the way, Doug sees no chance of slowing down for 2018 and beyond.