Back in March I did a gig with a difference at the Queen Of Hoxton in London, promoted by Cosmic Boogie and Big In Japan. Apart from being booked to play an as per normal DJ slot, a few hours beforehand I’d been invited to present a ‘Soundtrack Set’, where I added a visual aspect to the music of my choice. This took place in a huge tepee on the roof, and the idea certainly caught the imagination with tickets selling out in advance. This was the second Soundtrack Set, the previous one hosted by the illustrious JD Twitch (from Glasgow’s Optimo) who’d played his own selection of music to accompany the screening of the visually stunning ‘Baraka – A World Beyond Words’ (1992), which took its cue from 1982’s eco-conscious cult-classic ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ and its sequel ‘Powaqqatsi’ (1988), its epic scale providing a broad canvas onto which Twitch would re-imagine its score.
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By Greg Wilson on May 21, 2012 in Articles, Black Culture, Books, DJ / Club Culture, DJ Appearances, Manchester, Photography, Read, Records, Remixes / Edits, The Eighties, The Nineties
One of the world’s most celebrated clubs, The Haçienda in Manchester, opened 30 years ago today, on Friday May 21st 1982. In June 2007, a little after the 25th anniversary, the inimitable Manchester-based writer / musician, John Robb, author of books including ‘The North Will Rise Again: Manchester Music City 1976-1996’ (2009), ‘The Stone Roses And The Resurrection Of British Pop’ (1996) and ‘Punk Rock: An Oral History’ (2006), did a short interview with me about the club’s legacy:
By Greg Wilson on September 26, 2011 in CD’s / Digital, Hear, Living To Music, Photography, Records, The Nineties
This Sunday (Oct 2nd), at 9pm, you’re invited to share a listening session with some likeminded souls, wherever you might be. This can be experienced either alone or communally, and you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home to participate. Full lowdown here:
By Greg Wilson on August 23, 2011 in Black Culture, DJ / Club Culture, DJ Appearances, Hear, Manchester, Records, The Eighties, Video
For my 100th blog post thought I’d flag up another personal anniversary this month.
By Greg Wilson on March 28, 2011 in CD’s / Digital, DJ / Club Culture, Film, Hear, Living To Music, Manchester, Read, Records, The Eighties, The Nineties
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This Sunday (April 3rd), at 9pm, you’re invited to share a listening session with some likeminded souls, wherever you might be. This can be experienced either alone or communally, and you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home to participate. Full lowdown here:
By Greg Wilson on October 21, 2010 in Black Culture, CD’s / Digital, Documentaries, Hear, Interviews, Manchester, Read, See, The Nineties
Last month I came across a thread titled ‘Where were you in 1990?’ on the DJ History forum. It wasn’t until I was typing out the comment below that I realised just how momentous a year it was for me – tinged with the bittersweet I should add. Here’s what I wrote:
By Greg Wilson on July 22, 2010 in Art & Design, Black Culture, CD’s / Digital, Hear, Manchester, Records, See, Video
This month marks a big anniversary for me – it’s exactly twenty years since the crew I worked so closely with for over five years, as producer, manager and all round collaborator, saw their debut LP, the ‘Killer Album’, released via EMI.