Greg Wilson – The Jazz Place, Brighton
Friday 27th February 2009 from 10.30pm
The Legend Returns... Pioneer of the UK Electrofunk scene, Godfather of the edit, DJ extraordinaire. Greg Wilson has recently found himself back in the limelight, as both an International DJ & Producer. Last year saw him tour Europe, America, Japan, Brazil and Australia. That’s on top of multiple festival appearances, and UK club bookings.
2009 looks to be an even busier year for Greg, with bookings already flooding in. Not bad for a guy that retired from DJing in 1984!
We are very proud to bring Greg Wilson and his irresistibly funky sound to Brighton. His style has a universal appeal. Soul, Funk, Electrofunk and Disco are staple in Greg’s DJ sets.
Greg Wilson stamps his own personality into the mix, offering up audacious splices and atmospheric washes of sound played straight off his trusty REVOX reel to reel that sees him blur the boundary between mere DJ and live performer. If only other modern DJs, with their laptops and CD mixers, could spice a mix with such maverick personality. Little worry for Wilson, though – it simply means he still sounds like he's in a class of his own.
Artists that Greg Wilson has remixed and edited include Chaka Khan, Kool & the Gang, Yello, Human League, Chic, Talking Heads, Rockers Revenge, Brenda Taylor, Scritti Politti, Chicken Lips, Groove Armada and Grace Jones, to name but a few.
If you are familiar with Greg’s work or have had the pleasure of seeing him DJ, then we are sure you would love to join us from 10:30pm on Friday 27th February at The Jazz Place, Brighton.
Alternatively, if you haven’t already had the fortune of seeing the legend that is Greg Wilson, then why not come along and see the master at work. If you like an 80’s butt wiggling bass line and funky vocals then you’ll have a ball. If not we’ll give you your money back!!
Tickets are £5 in advance from Rounder Records.
For further info on Greg Wilson: www.electrofunkroots.co.uk
Classic tracks include: Richie Havens -Going back to my roots, Chaka Khan -I feel for you, Sharon Brown – I specialise in love, Stevie Wonder – Superstition, A Guy called Gerald -Voodoo Ray, D-Train – You’re the one for me, Patrice Rushen – Forget me nots , Brenda Taylor – You can’t have your cake and eat it too.