Greg Wilson

The Glastonbury festival this year proved to be another massive success for for organisers and music fans alike. Taking to the stage on the Friday nite was one of our favourite DJ's Mr Greg Wilson. 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 to document this crucial era in the evolution of dance culture and, having retired from DJ work at the end of 1983, Greg returned to spinning tunes two decades later, receiving plaudits for his red-hot appearances at renowned nights including Electric Chair, Horse Meat Disco, Fabric, Back To Basics, Ministry Of Sound, Asylum, Melting Pot and the Sub Club, to name but a few. Before long he was picking up an ever increasing amount of bookings throughout Europe and, more recently, worldwide.

Moving forward Greg has been 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. He has went on to record an Essential Mix for BBC's Radio 1 which ranked in there top 10 over the shows 17 year history. He continues to tour worlwide and release consistenty good music on a regular basis. He is part of our soundtrack for the day over here at Fat Buddha Store. This is his great 2 hour set from Glastonbury. Click on the right hand arrow pointing down to download. Enjoy....


GLASTONBURY WOW! 24.06.11 (greg wilson live mix) by gregwilson


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