Greg Wilson (UK)
Jad & The Ladyboy / Mitzi Dj's
Appearing for the second time in Brisbane, following on from his hugely successful Credit To The Edit tour in 2010, Greg will once again be gracing the decks at Bar Soma to deliver his signature 'Electro-Funk' sound. To think that Greg Wilson began this marvelous progression with a handful of simple residencies... These may have been simple in essence, but with these Greg found the most elusive of all entertainment desires, he became popular.
This is how popular. He was a pioneer of mixing and he became the first regular DJ at Manchester's legendary Hacienda Club. This is the club that broke Madonna, The Smiths with so many other name acts. Hacienda led the impact of the whole Rave and House scene. This means that when they throw the word seminal around, some of that word is owned by Greg Wilson.
It was he who dubbed the impossibly great term 'Electro-Funk'.
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. He was very much a part of an era called Madchester. He was a power component of it. This is a solid gold fact not meant to die. So, it will not.
If you love music of Black origin, be it Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco, Hip Hop, House or Techno, you have to be at this event. It's been 2 years since Greg was here last due to his hectic worldwide touring schedule, so make the most of him whilst he is here!
Supported by the best of Brisbane and the Gold Coast's premier like minded dj's, Kieron C, Youth, Jad & The Ladyboy/Mitzi dj's, Audun (Elsewhere) and Cosmo Cater outdoor in the courtyard with spectacular staging, this event will deliver. Don't. Miss. Out.
Come along and immerse yourself in the latest chapter of Greg's story, It is a truly inspiring journey.
Check out his blog/sites for taste whetting mixes, succinct opinion and insightful writing.