Neo1, also known as Neo Davis or Totally, is a very unique DJ that has been rocking out speed garage since the Summer of 1999. He has been working on his potential producing his own tracks over the past few years, with releases on labels such as Atomic Zoo Recordings and Breakz R Boss Records in Calgary, Backzide Records in San Francisco, Bass Bong Records, Vancouver and Bass Hound Records in Seattle.
Not only does Neo specialize in warping dirty basslines, he is also fond of breaks, funky house, 4×4 and bassline house. It was love at first sight, when DJ Neo1 fell in love with speed garage, with its warping bassline driven beats. It was a night back in 1998 when he witnessed Dave Armstrong and Norrie Taylor (Prime & Seven) play a tag set at Northern and totally destroy the dance floor with basslines, dirty grooves, time stretched vocals and shuffley beats keeping everyone begging for more. He knew at that moment that he wanted to be a part of the scene on the other side of the turntables, packing dance floors, interacting and hyping up the crowd into frenzy.
Most of DJ Neo’s first gigs were playing up n down Vancouver Island at raves, house parties and nightclubs such as Hush, Sweetwaters and The Press Room to name a few. In late ‘99 Neo met his best friend, d-Set (Brent Kral) and you can regularly catch the 2 ripping it up together playing tag sets and occasionally the rare 2×4 set. This duo can now be found in the Bassline Laboratory producing under the alias Funk’n Ruff. For several years (00-03) he was throwing renegade parties and the occasional club night under the names Vintage Prod. and DavisHouse Prod.
Also, DJ Neo has played alongside artistes such as Czech, Dig-Dug, Hirshee, Christian Alvarez, Dave Armstrong, Malcolm Charles, Nudlez, Minifunk as well as many other Island favorites.