Born and raised in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Douglas first musical references were from the Escola de Samba Inconfidência Mineira.
Member of Olodum from 1993 to 1999, recorded 5 albuns and toured the world, performing in more than 80 countries, sharing the stage with bands and artists such as Ziggy Marley, Inner Circle, Luke Dube, Big Mountain,: Sadao Watanabe , Carlos Toshiki , Bjork, Isaac Hayes and Maxi Priest, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, Gal Costa, Daniela Mercury, Ivete Sangalo, Chiclete com Banana, Sandra de Sá, Jorge Ben Jor, Paralamas do Sucesso, Barão Vermelho, Chico Sciencie and Nação Zumbi.
In 1999 Douglas Felipe toured the show “Omelete Man” as a keyboardist for Carlinhos Brown, with whom he wrote the song “Vai Rolar” included in the successful album “Bahia no Mundo – Mito e Verdade, from 2001. Based in Los Angeles since 2001, has performed with such artists as Bomshaka, Pato Banton and Elajah Rock. Douglas Felipe attended the Los Angeles Record Workshop, when he wrote new world music compositions.