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There are two artists with this name:

(1) Nick Barber (born August 31, 1968), better known by the stage name Doof, is a London-based psychedelic trance musician.

(2) An early 80s project of Phillip Johnson.

(1) Doof’s first official release was in 1993 with NovaMute, the dance-label run by Mute Records, a 3-track EP titled “Disposable Hymns to the Infinite”.

It was through Novamute label-mates Juno Reactor and Ben Watkins that Doof was first introduced to producer Youth (Killing Joke/Brilliant), Simon Posford (Hallucinogen/Shpongle) and the Dragonfly Records label. Dragonfly became a focus for the newly-forming psy-trance scene in London in the mid-90s, debuting many seminal trance-artists including Martin Freeland (Man with No Name), Paul Jackson (Voodoo People) and Total Eclipse.

Doof went on to release “Double Dragons” as a 12” with Dragonfly in 1994, and to produce a series of tracks in partnership with Simon Posford, including “Let’s Turn On”, “Born Again” and “Angelic Particles”. It was through his friendship with Simon Posford that Doof was introduced to Raja Ram (Shpongle/The Infinity Project/Quintessence) who later that year would start the highly influential trance-label T.I.P Records. Doof’s “Let’s Turn On” (co-produced with Simon Posford) became the second ever T.I.P 12” release.


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  • fungi_telepathy

    Great artist, love his eccentric music ... if you like it ... i think you also like Will - a portal dedicated to downtempo n other similar styles.

    6 Nov 2:45pm Reply
  • rockopa53

    Doof find' ich gut !

    28 Jul 3:45pm Reply
  • MarkyHbomb

    Most excellent ,fantastic & fabulous tuneage , awesome beatz!! Keep up the good work Doof!!

    29 Mar 12:26am Reply
  • jump29

    Album "Let's Turn On" is great goa album! so cool!

    13 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Gehirne

    you need women!

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • onkellu

    der Name ist wohl Programm,die Musik ist eintönig,langweilig und stumpfsinnig,zum abgewöhnen....

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Limeni_Nos

    mars needs women (just 3 words mix) is mindblowingly amazing track full of building power and escalating awesomeness <3

    24 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Kaboomsk

    "doof" = dutch word for "deaf" :)

    27 Aug 2011 Reply
  • LloydBoult

    I Like....... am exactly same age too..!! goin on playlist.

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • Z_et

    let's turn on!!!

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • arvidsson51

    Star above Parvati was the first I heard from Doof in 1998. Time flows and his music stills sounds great!!

    13 Apr 2011 Reply
  • patjoswe

    Grantchester Meadows (Wabi mix), love it!

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Gabber-Gote

    "doof" = german word for "stupid" xD

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • wimenrose

    Let's Turn On is a classic.

    16 Jan 2011 Reply

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    9 Jan 2011 Reply
  • versehgi

    hey there, my friend! I passed here to praise your music but ended up spacing out in your groups... a lot of identification.... =) very trippy the music you produce! thanx for sharing these vibes with us. a hug full of good vibes!

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
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    8 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Kolyamarkov

    посмотреть бы в безстыжие глаза тому умнику кто присвоил тэг - амбиент

    6 May 2010 Reply
  • ybitiy

    Lets Turn On is a classic, and the song itself was produced by Posford as well as Doof.

    2 Mar 2010 Reply
  • PositiveTrance

    double dragons..genius

    16 Sep 2009 Reply
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