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Greg Wilson @ DARK HORSE SESSIONS on Friday 19th October 2018
The Dark Horse Sessions return with another evening of shenanigans, we have one of the true UK Pioneers - the legendary GREG WILSON joining resident G-Force DJs. I’m sure you all know about Mr. Wilson and his significance in UK dance music culture, but for anyone that has had their head in the sand…. Greg began DJing in 1975 and is regarded as one of the most important figures on the UK dance scene. He enjoyed hugely popular residencies in the early eighties at Wigan Pier and Manchester’s majorly influential Legend. He was a pioneer of mixing in the UK and in 1983 he became the first ‘dance music’ DJ hired for a regular weekly session at Manchester’s now legendary Hacienda club. Greg was instrumental in breaking the new electronic, post-disco records coming out of New York, a sound he has dubbed ‘Electro-Funk’. In 2003 he set up his own website electrofunkroots to document this crucial era in the evolution of dance culture. After retiring from DJ work at the end of 1983, Greg returned to spinning records 2 decades later to massive acclaim, with red-hot appearances at renowned nights including Electric Chair, Horse Meat Disco, Fabric, Back To Basics, Asylum, Melting Pot and the Sub Club, to name but a few. He’s also appeared in the US, Australia and various European countries during recent years, plus a number of major festivals in the UK and Ireland. In 2005 Tirk Records released ‘Credit to the Edit’, a compilation of re-edits spanning Greg’s entire career, some even original tape edits from back in the day (Greg still uses his trusty old Revox reel-to-reel tape machine when DJing out). This wasn’t Greg’s first compilation either, having collaborated on most of the tracks to appear on the Street Sounds UK Electro LP in 1984, as well as being the selector behind the ‘Classic Electro Mastercuts’ LP in 1994. Other firsts for Greg include being the first DJ to mix live on British TV (the Tube in 1983), putting together the first UK radio mixes of their type for Piccadilly 261 in Manchester (beginning 1982) and showing a certain Norman Cook how to scratch (Dec 1983). Nominated by DJ magazine for outstanding contribution, and also named amongst their top twenty remixers of all-time, Greg’s edits and mixes continue to feature on the playlists of DJ’s in every continent. In January 2009 Greg’s reputation was further enhanced when his Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 became something of an instant classic, receiving almost universal acclaim and, in the process, providing the perfect way to commemorate the 5th anniversary of a remarkable renaissance. Credit To The Edit Volume 2 was released in November 2009. With tour dates throughout the following months, in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and the US, to promote the release. In April 2010, as part of their Essential Mix 500 special, Radio 1 selected Greg’s Essential Mix as one of 10 classics that spanned the show’s near 17 year history. Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJGregWilson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/djgregwilson?lang=en Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gregwilson Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/gregwilson/ Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/greg-wilson/15287 Website: http://gregwilson.co.uk/ So together with G-Force at the helm, you know you are into a fabulous night and what's more, it is FREE to attend! It will be great to see the family again. Leamington, you've never had it so good.
Music Genres: Breaks, Disco, Electronic, Hip Hop, House
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