BIOGRAPHY

In 1983, while working as a journalist for NPR and its Chicago affiliate, Felix began a two-year project gathering hundreds of hours of interviews with R&B artists around the U.S.  Some of the interview material was used for his 13-part radio show Harlem Hit Parade, which was syndicated to 70 NPR stations in the mid-80's including WBGO-FM in Newark/New York.

 

In 1986, Felix introduced his first live classic soul show Rhythm Revue on WBGO.  The show is now in its 26th consecutive year on New York radio, having found homes at KISS-FM, and from 1999-2002 on Jammin' 105.

 

In 1991, Felix DJ’d his first Rhythm Revue Dance Party at Tramps in New York City.  The party quickly outgrew Tramps and moved to the Roseland Ballroom, where it's been held continuously since 1992.  Felix's mix of classic soul, disco and funk consistently draws a crowd of 2,500 to 3,500 dancers at least eight times a year.

 

In addition to his regular dance party series, Felix hosts a series of free dances at various parks in New York City during the summer months.  These events are free and open to the public, and are sponsored by the City Parks Foundation.

 

Felix was also associated with Sirius/XM from 1999-2003, where he programmed the classic soul and 60s oldies channels.

 

Felix has dedicated much of his time to fundraising events, most recently a dance to raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief.  The Rhythm Revue Scholarship Fund will present its first merit scholarship awards in 2012.

 

Felix lives in New York City with his wife and children.  He's a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.  His parents met at a dance.

 

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