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DJ Gregory

DJ Gregory

DJ Gregory


In the early 90’s in France, House music was a little-known, controversial underground movement for which only a handful of “enlightened” people shared a secret passion. GREGORY was one of the very first to consecrate his talents to this very different music which in 1988 was already racing through England. But GREG’s vision reached further all the way to the ghettos on the Eastern coast of the Atlantic…In 1990, he took his first trip to New York. Read more on Last.fm
In the early 90’s in France, House music was a little-known, controversial underground movement for which only a handful of “enlightened” people shared a secret passion. GREGORY was one of the very first to consecrate his talents to this very different music which in 1988 was already racing through England. But GREG’s vision reached further all the way to the ghettos on the Eastern coast of the Atlantic…In 1990, he took his first trip to New York. This turned into an annual pilgrimage and later spurred his eventual move to the Big City to get to the roots of House, to discover how and why it was born, and to master the technique of playing and producing it. His vinyl bulimia and several contacts in New York led him to start a home-based distribution outfit.

This was the beginning of his musical politics: selling or exchanging rare vinyl and American imports to Parisian record shops. During his daily, fanatical record-hunting, he ran into DJ Deep, one of the precursors of the best American House music in Paris, and Alex Prat, who would soon take on the name of Alex from Tokyo. DJ Deep regularly invited his two acolytes onto the radio airwaves of FG. A (Alex) Deep G (GREGORY) groove was born.

This marked their official reign of the FG airwaves from 1994-95, everyday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. This radio show suddenly increased his popularity and GREGORY’s spinning talents started to be highly sought after in clubs. In 1995, DJ Deep hooked up with Nova, who had finally opened their doors to House music. Alex left Paris for Tokyo. GREGORY stayed on at FG.

He was left to his own devices from Wednesday to Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. At the same time, a lot of new opportunities began to open up. GREGORY became the indispensable DJ at the hype, outrageous club nights at Folies Pigalles at the side of Dimitri from Paris and Daft Punk. He was soon invited to the Transmusicales Music Festival in Rennes, France and the Rocklide Festival in Denmark. 1996 marked an important turning point for GREGORY.

He became the resident DJ of the TGV nights, which got off the ground at the Fouquets Club. He also released his first tracks: trial runs which showed the stroke of a master with his remix of Cheek’s “Sunshine People”, produced in collaboration with Julien Jabre under the name of Fantom. This became a big underground hit and came out on the Barclay label in 1998. With the video adding to the success, they sold 40,000 singles. GREGORY became a prominent figure in all of the Parisian clubs and was soon the cherished DJ of all the soulful dance floors of the capital.

TGV, the oldest of Parisian club nights, took its place as the trendy night par excellence. Beautiful people and Deep House are de rigueur with their posh eveningwear. Francky Knuckles, K. Carpenter, T.

Patterson, KOT, Boris Dlugosh, Mousse T., and Phil Asher, just to name a few, have joined in along the years at GREGORY’s side, first at Fouquets, then at the Palace, and finally at the Wagram Hall, where TGV now takes up residence. GREGORY is everywhere. This DJ-producer with his multiple identities shows enormous versatility, even in his choice of labels. His first volumes are almost a how-to guide for DJs: “Backshish” EP 1 and EP 2 came out in 1996 on Basenotic, produced this time by a certain Cheesy D.

The “Back-up” project, volumes 1 and 2, were also released on BNO in 1998. That same year, the “Headcore EP” came out on Versatile and revealed GREGORY’s dark, strange and radically underground side. He also left his mark on Yellow Productions, either under the pseudonym “G”, for the “intimate” project “The Raw” or under the name of Carinhoso Project in the company of Romatt and Adam Scott. As GREGORY this time, he also signed his name to the interlude of Bossa Très Jazz as well as a remix of Jazztronik’s “Ms. Loneliness”.

Source Lab, the Parisian showcase for electronic music, also called on GREGORY for the Source Lab 3 project. Working side by side with his musical twin, Julien Jabre, he produced “No pain without your love”. The party goes on: “Respect” at the Queen, “Legends” at the Rex (instigated by his old friend DJ Deep), and the “Warehouse” nights at the Palace. After one year in NYC, where his musical approach matured and his contacts were set even more firmly in place, GREGORY has just returned to Europe bursting with new ideas. He’s setting out to fine-tune his music to make it even better.

After his success with his Africanism idea he decided to found his own label named “Faya Combo”. One of the first releases is “Damelo” which becomes already more and more a club hit and gets played by all well-known djs. The faya combo label was set up to respond to DJ greg need of independence and originality. The 12” releases are all different from each other from Elle To Don’t know Msalendro. DJ greg is always searching for something new, or how how to regenerate himself.

The unprecendented success of Elle has given the label a significant boost. It is also on faya combo that greg has released praffay for a new hit and once more for a the research of a totally new vibe which was darker and more raw. Today after faultless progression DJ greg has found his way which is one of the best French house music producers who’s understanding of rhythm and perfectionism command respect worldwide. He has never bneen associated with the etiquette of the French touch sound but he has been able wiggle his way through that whole set up. With perserverence and by perfecting his art and by also staying true his loved music which is soulful and sexy away from the trends.

Which means by being stubborn and faithful to your boundless love for music this will end up paying dividends. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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