From bars to clubs, from halls to dives, to million dolllar complexes to holes in the the wall, Dougie Boom has seen and played the gamut of venues in Toronto and abroad during in his 15 year dj career. The result is a versatile dj who is conscious of where he is playing and whom he is playing to.
Dougie started collecting records from an early age and started djing when he was 18 (once he moved to the city of Toronto). His first “official” gig was on King St. when he was underage. But before that it was just rocking house parties, expanding his love and knowledge of music and developing his skills. Throughout his career Dougie has held residencies at Club 56 (in Kensington), The Boat (in Kensington), Sneaky Dee’s, Wrongbar (in Parkdale), Amber (in Yorkville), Levack Block (on Ossington), Drake One Fifty & the Drake Hotel.
Dougie has played on the same bill with such talents as Arthur Baker, Caps & Jones, Chromeo, Cosmo Baker, Cousin Cole, Crystal Castles, Dave Nada, Disco D, DJ Ayres, DJ Craze, DJ Godfather, DJ Sega, Drop The Lime, Duchess Says, Egyptian Lover, Egyptrixx, Eli Escobar, Flosstradamus, Holy Fuck, In Flagranti, Jimmy Edgar, Jokers Of The Scene, Kyle Hall, Low Budget, Mark Ronson, Maseo (Tribe Called Quest), Mount Kimbie, MU, Newcleus, Peanut Butter Wolf, Skratch Bastid, Thunderheist, Tittsworth, TTC, etc. As well as a whole slew of locals.
Currently, Dougie still resides in Toronto and plays throughout the city at places like The Broadview Hotel and The Drake Hotel but also enjoys playing one-off parties, weddings and private functions. In 2011, he helped form a Toronto dj/artist collective Neighbourhood Watch, which focuses on local talent both established and up-and-coming.