Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Recently, I've had the privilege becoming acquainted with Greg Wilson, prolific DJ and music writer, who had brought electro-funk to the UK and made it a hugely successful scene. I'd also like to point out that as I was beginning to explore and research as a budding DJ, Wilson's Essential Beats 82/83 (a list of 100 of the biggest tunes played at Legend in Manchester and Wigan Pier during 1982 and 1983) served as a one of my main reference points, and learned a lot of great tracks as a result. So I present him as a significant inspiration of mine.

This week, Mr. Wilson is not only my featured DJ but I also want to feature a number of his mixes:

ELECTRO RETROSPECTIVE (82/83)
THE BEST OF 83
MUSIC IS BETTER (mix #1106) at Deep House Page
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUST YOUR RADIO
DJ HISTORY JAZZ-FUNK / FUSION
UK ELECTRO / ICA - SUMMER 84
MONASTIC MIX

In addition, there are live mixes:
FIRST TIME IN NYC: http://deephousepage.com/mixes.php (mix #1302)
ELECTRIC CHAIR: http://www.electriks.co.uk/mixes.php
WHISTLEBUMP: http://www.whistlebump.co.uk/mixes.html
SOLESCIENCE: http://www.solescience.co.uk/music.htm
SUONO: http://www.rawpromotions.co.uk/live_mixes.html
STYLUS: http://www.lovestylus.com/mixes.htm
JIGSAW: http://www.jigsawmusic.net/livemix.htm
X CENTRAL: http://www.universalvibes.com/fattuesday/index.htm
NOMANSLAND: http://www.milkaudio.com/web/live_gregwilson.php
CREME: http://www.latenightaudio.com/listen.htm

Greg Wilson also has a monthly online radio show, courtesy of Samurai.fm:
TIME CAPSULE

Lastly, here are a list of biographies on the man, including one from one of my favorite resource sites Jahsonic
Biography:
http://www.andwedanced.com/djs/wilson.htm
http://www.tirk.co.uk/artists_gregwilson.html
http://www.kumomusic.com/Greg_Wilson.html
http://www.jahsonic.com/GregWilson.html

1 Comments:

Blogger Michael F Gill said...

I've had the pleasure of being in contact with him too recently. His mixes are amazing/inspiring and have been on constant play all year.

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