Stealth archives: 2016
Disco & Funk Special with Greg Wilson, StealthBack
- Friday 13th May 2016
- Supported by: Disco, Soul and Funk Party
We thought it was about time to throw a Disco & Funk Special - and who better to join us than the legendary Greg Wilson!
Friday 13th May, 2016.
Greg Wilson began DJing in 1975 and is regarded as one of the most important figures on the UK dance scene. He was a pioneer of mixing in the UK, and in the early 1980s enjoyed hugely popular residencies at some of the UK's finest clubs - including 'The Haçienda', 'Wigan Pier' and 'Legend'. Greg soon became known for breaking the new electronic, post-disco records coming out of New York, a sound he has dubbed ‘Electro-Funk’.
Greg was the first DJ to mix live on British TV (The Tube in 1983), putting together the first UK radio mixes of their type for Piccadilly 261 in Manchester (1982) and showed a certain Fatboy Slim, then a young aspiring DJ called Quentin, how to scratch (Dec ’83).
Having retired from DJ work at the end of 1983, Greg returned to spinning tunes two decades later, and has receiving plaudits for his red-hot appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, Garden Festival, Bestival, Space Ibiza, Lovebox, Electric Chair, Horse Meat Disco, Fabric, Back To Basics, Electric Elephant, Ministry Of Sound, Lost Village, Beat Herder, Festival No. 6, XOYO, Sub Club, Cirque Du Soul & Caramello.
In January 2009 Greg’s reputation was further enhanced when he recorded his BBC Essential Mix, which has since been selected by Radio 1 as one of 10 classic mixes in the show’s 17 year history!
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, and we look forward to welcoming Greg (along with his trusty old Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape machine) to Stealth on Friday 13th May for our Disco & Funk Special!
Greg Wilson live at Garden Festival, Croatia (05/07/13):
1st UK DJ to mix on live TV: Greg Wilson on 'The Tube':
Greg will be joined by our residents who will be playing the finest in Disco, Funk, Soul & Boogie.
Ltd £5 tickets on sale now: http://tinyurl.com/GregWilsonStealth