Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Greg Wilson in NZ!

Legendary UK DJ Greg Wilson is coming to NZ for the first time, playing show in Auckland on March 2 at the Nathan Club, 51 Galway St, in Britomart. Via the British Council's site...

"Being known as significant, is in itself significant.Greg Wilson is respected as an influence in the music industry for pioneering work over the last few decades. Beginning as the first regular DJ in Manchester's famous Hacienda club, he went on to a career of tastemaking, mixing, remixing & writing (it was he who dubbed the impossibly great term 'Electro-Funk') & was the first UK DJ to mix live on TV.

Greg was instrumental in breaking the new electronic, post-Disco records that defined the whole New York era. He lit up the wonderful nights of pure importance at Wigan Pier as a Jazz Funk specialist and at Manchester's super-influential Legend, and he also taught aspiring Norman Cook (Fatboy Slim) to scratch. He was very much a part of an era called Madchester. He was a power component of it. He still is.

Come and see Greg Wilson perform in Auckland, and thanks to BCNZ, come to Conch Records on Feb 28th at 6pm, to hear the man speak about the DJ universe, and show a demonstration of reel-to-reel DJ mixing."

His bio mentions that " 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 way back when. Greg still uses his trusty old Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape machine when DJing out." Hope he brings his reel to reel machine!

Greg Wilson's bio, from his site. And he has a ton of cool DJ mixes and edits for download on Soundcloud. Here's  a swag, check his Chakachas -Jungle Fever edit....

Edits, Mash-Ups & Remixes by gregwilson

Pre-Recorded DJ Mixes by gregwilson

BONUS: Greg Wilson 12x12 from Wax Poetics magazine - some of his fave 12-inch singles. First one he ever got was Jaws done by Lalo Schifrin (Mission impossible, Enter the dragon).

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