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Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson is a DJ, record producer and sometimes writer on dance music culture, focusing primarily of the 70’s / early 80’s and its influence on subsequent events. His website documents the pivotal 80’s underground movement which would sow the seeds of the UK dance revolution.

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David Mancuso And The Art Of Deejaying Without Deejaying

Retrospective by Greg Wilson,, 2003

CLUB CULTURE is a nowadays a global business, dance music transcending language, translating via rhythm rather than words. Inter-city has become inter-continental where the top ...

Malcolm McLaren: Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Bronx: On The Unlikely Origins Of The UK Hip Hop Movement

Retrospective by Greg Wilson,, 2003

THEY SAY THAT lightening doesn't strike twice, but where there's a rule there's always the exception. Case-in-point concerns that maverick maestro of musical mayhem, Mr ...

Fatboy Slim, Norman Cook: A Conversation With Norman Cook

Interview by Greg Wilson,, 1 September 2003

EARLIER THIS YEAR I e-mailed Norman Cook via Skint Records, telling him about the electrofunkroots project and my intention to document the early 80's period ...

Electro-Funk – What Did It All Mean?: Dance Culture's Missing Link

Retrospective by Greg Wilson,, November 2003

ELECTRO-FUNK IS undoubtedly the most misunderstood of all UK Dance genres, yet probably the most vital with regards to its overall influence. ...

Afrika Bambaataa, Terry Farley, Larry Levan, David Mancuso: How Clubbing Changed The World

Essay by Greg Wilson, Rock's Backpages, 14 September 2012

LAST MONTH I was over in Chicago chilling out in my hotel room ahead of my first gig in the city, at Smart Bar, a ...

Jimmy Savile: DJ Originator Or More Smoke And Mirrors?

Comment by Greg Wilson, Rock's Backpages, November 2012

JUST OVER 12 MONTHS AGO, on October 29th 2011, the TV and radio personality Sir Jimmy Savile died two days before his 85th birthday (he ...

Kudos To Morgan Khan

Retrospective by Greg Wilson,, 9 November 2012

DURING THE 1980s Morgan Khan was viewed as a "dance music mogul", a true instigator who enriched British culture via his unyielding efforts, driven by "an ...

Daft Punk: Disco Now Disco Then

Retrospective by Greg Wilson,, April 2013

DAFT PUNK ARE sitting pretty at the top of the UK singles chart for the first time. The track in question, 'Get Lucky', taken from ...

Daft Punk, Giorgio Moroder: Daft Punk: Random Access Moroder

Comment by Greg Wilson, Rock's Backpages, 20 May 2013

THE MOST talked about album in many years, Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, is released in the UK today, and it's all set to blitz ...

Cymande, The Equals, Eddy Grant, Hot Chocolate, Osibisa, Ruthless Rap Assassins: Lloyd Bradley: Sounds Like London

Book Review by Greg Wilson,, 9 October 2013

JUST FINISHED a captivating and, to my mind, long-overdue book, which covers the history of black music in the capital spanning (almost) 100 years, the ...

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