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Tomasz Podstawa | 10 July 2021

Dr. Feelx was born in Lagos, Nigeria The son of a former FAO diplomat, after attending John Cabot University in Rome, he graduated in economics and business. He then worked as a stuntman in three films, before opting for a career as a deejay.

He made his mark in the early eighties by performing as a rapper at the Histeria in Rome in the console with DJs Marco Trani and Corrado Rizza and often found himself singing a duet with Lorenzo Cherubini aka Jovanotti, who was also a DJ at the beginning of his career.

He made his recording debut in 1987 under the pseudonym Dr. Felix & MM Band. His first song was a remake of the song Billie Jean by his idol and legend Michael Jackson, in a rap version. This remix paved the way for other singles, including Self Control Rap, Party Time, Coming Back and Relax Your Body.

In 1989, Feelx released his first album, Different Style, under the pseudonym Dr. Felix. It consisted of eight songs, one of which was Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World in a reggae version.

Feelx then chose the Italian deejays Franco Moiraghi and Stefano Secchi for the remixes of Peace in Africa and Ghetto House. In 1991 he released his second album Vogue with the Cat, this time under the name D.F.X.

Subsequently and for four and a half years, Dr. Feelx was the official vocalist of a well-known club in Riccione.

During the 90s he worked as a presenter at Radio Dimensione Suono and became a producer for many dance artists including: Gem, Mc Geesus and Lady Gee.

In 2008 he collaborated with Cristian Marchi on Love Sex American Express. In the same year he produced, together with Dr.Shiver and Big Rapo, the single “bla bla bla”, which was subsequently launched by Zoo 105.

Together with Sam-Project, he produced a cover of Love Shine in 2009. Also in 2009, he created a new single entitled Love in Jamaica. From October 2009 until the end of 2013 he hosted the programme Disco 101 on R101.

In August 2010 he released, in collaboration with Samuele Sartini and Steve Di Carlo, a new album called Dancin’ & Movin’; among the tracks are Dock of the Bay, Africa in Africa and Parole Parole (House Version) remixed by Frenk DJ & Joe Maker, respectively covers of (Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay, Waka Waka and Parole parole. The release of this CD took place on 28 September 2010.

In January 2011 he made, again with Samuele Sartini and Steve Di Carlo, a remix of Jovanotti’s Tutto l’amore che ho entitled The Love I Got. In 2011 he also recorded the single Parole Parole by Mina with Éva Henger; the single was produced by Dr. Feelx with Steve Di Carlo and Massimiliano Caroletti.

In 2012 he collaborated with Sammy Love, Vicky Ace and Frank Silvera on the song Magic Destination, with Nicola Veneziani on Mosquito and with The House Tribe on So Strong.

He passed away in January 2017 at the age of 56 from a heart attack.


Written by Tomasz Podstawa


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