Hometown: Baltimore, soon to be Los Angeles
Current members: Charles Fields, turntables
Founded in: 1993
Influenced by: Derrick Carter, Misstress Barbara, Scott Henry
Notable: Feelgood's new album, Charm City Hustle, is an ode to his hometown. It's a double CD -- one disc is filled with funky, soulful jams, and the other has harder house, electro and techno. Feelgood, who tours globally, is in the process of moving to Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Quotable: "I find when I travel, people come up to me and say, 'Are you going to play harder tonight, or are you going to play funky?'" Fields says. "A lot of people are known for playing the same style, but I go all over the place -- I always have. I figured I'd [make] a CD for people who like the funky stuff and people who like the harder stuff."
The band: charlesfeelgood.com.