Seattle, United States
You might not be familiar with the name Doza, but if you're any fan of deep House music you've likely heard his work. Doza a.k.a. Carlos Mendoza has been contributing to the American underground House sound since 2001 as half of LawnChair Generals, one of the most respected House music duos in the U.S. Although LCG is known for a decade's worth of funky dancefloor fillers, Doza has been remixing for the same length of time, and that style has been darker, more textured, content in after-hours sets which diverges somewhat from what an audience may expect from LCG. The first Doza remix was of Hanna's "Time" on Viva Recordings in 2002, notably more spacey and brooding than the dubby funk of LCG's first hit "Sweet Nothing" on the same label. Still, rhythm seems to always be in the forefront. Having been born to Venezuelan parents and being a percussionist and keyboardist from childhood his sets and tracks remain supremely danceable, both of which are now falling on a new set of ears.