Legendary for his role in the birth of the electronic music scene in the Baltimore/Washington DC area, Charles Feelgood has built a reputation as a DJ in the international dance community through his ingenious remix skills and a dynamic brand of funky disco,electro,techno and hard house.
"I used to stay up late listening to my dad play records and decided that was what I wanted to do," says Feelgood.
An Integral part of the Baltimore/DC scene,Charles if often credited with helping put the scene on the house music map. In 1992 he joined forces with fellow DJ Scott Henry to launch Fever, a club event that introduced the sounds of electronic music to his hometown. The first event of its kind in that region, the night exploded in popularity almost immediately, attracting upwards of 2,500 people. Featuring such top-notch, internationally renowned talent as Paul Van Dyk and Carl Cox, the biweekly event ran through May 2001.
Following a successful mixed CD release in 2000 on Warner Bros. offshoot F-111, Feelgood joined forces with North America's premier electronic music label in 2001 to release the well-received "Can You Feel It," followed later that year by an installment in the djmixed.com series.In 2002 Charles released"Across America" on the System imprint and in 2004 released all original tracks and remixes on Topaz entitled "House Music".
In 2001 Charles opened a bar/lounge in Baltimore called Shortys where local dj's spin 7 nights a week."I wanted to have a spot where local dj's could get a start and be heard". "I remember how hard it was to get started so I just wanted to open a place where the up and coming could play". We are now into 2008 and Shortys is still serving the novice dj and listener alike!
Constantly in demand all over the world for his ability to light up dance floors with his sets of funk,acid and electro drenched house, Feelgood has received numerous accolades in his fifteen-year career. These include being named Baltimore's Best DJ several years, and being included in Bpm magazines top 100 Dj's several years running. Playing gigs from as far away as Russia for the Audi Car Company to working the crowd at 2007's Cochella Festival-Charles will be busy behind the decks for the rest of the 2008 year!
Feelgood notes "I definitely try and take the listeners on a musical journey - I like to start out slow and funky and push for a harder ending, a continuous rise". "I'm far from a purist," he adds. "I incorporate many styles into a single set. I play everything from disco-influenced house to acapella tracks and tech house, and I especially love bootlegs and electro influenced tracks".
The consummated dance floor rocker, Feelgood sums up his musical mission in one sentence: "I just want to do what the name implies, to make people have a good time and go home with a great feeling".