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DJ Gregory

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In the early 90’s in France, House music was a little-known, controversial underground movement for which only a handful of “enlightened” people shared a secret passion. GREGORY was one of the very first to consecrate his talents to this very different music which in 1988 was already racing through England. But GREG’s vision reached further all the way to the ghettos on the Eastern coast of the Atlantic…In 1990, he took his first trip to New York. This turned into an annual pilgrimage and later spurred his eventual move to the Big City to get to the roots of House, to discover how and why it was born, and to master the technique of playing and producing it.

His vinyl bulimia and several contacts in New York led him to start a home-based distribution outfit. This was the beginning of his musical politics: selling or exchanging rare vinyl and American imports to Parisian record shops. During his daily, fanatical record-hunting, he ran into DJ Deep, one of the precursors of the best American House music in Paris, and Alex Prat, who would soon take on the name of Alex from Tokyo. DJ Deep regularly invited his two acolytes onto the radio airwaves of FG. A (Alex) Deep G (GREGORY) groove was born. This marked their official reign of the FG airwaves from 1994-95, everyday from 12 noon to 2 p.m. This radio show suddenly increased his popularity and GREGORY’s spinning talents started to be highly sought after in clubs.

In 1995, DJ Deep hooked up with Nova, who had finally opened their doors to House music. Alex left Paris for Tokyo. GREGORY stayed on at FG. He was left to his own devices from Wednesday to Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. At the same time, a lot of new opportunities began to open up. GREGORY became the indispensable DJ at the hype, outrageous club nights at Folies Pigalles at the side of Dimitri from Paris and Daft Punk. He was soon invited to the Transmusicales Music Festival in Rennes, France and the Rocklide Festival in Denmark.

1996 marked an important turning point for GREGORY. He became the resident DJ of the TGV nights, which got off the ground at the Fouquets Club. He also released his first tracks: trial runs which showed the stroke of a master with his remix of Cheek’s “Sunshine People”, produced in collaboration with Julien Jabre under the name of Fantom. This became a big underground hit and came out on the Barclay label in 1998. With the video adding to the success, they sold 40,000 singles.

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  • stijnm_

    Great DJ!

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • Aboulahabiste

    Great Dj, au passage le morceau Elle ça défonce, putin ça fait un bail que j'ai pas écouté

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • enjoymusiclife

    Elle c'est belle.

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
  • anasko

    This Man + ITH = Magic. ♥

    7 Dec 2007 Reply
  • Stoffenl

    DJ Gregory - the man behind such club classics as Tropical Soundclash, Damelo, Don't Know Malendro, S2 and Elle - shows that you don't have to use the latest upgrade and state-in-the-art software to make bangin' dance tracks in the 21th century.

    12 Apr 2007 Reply
  • pienicolas

    What the hell are you doing?? Everyone (well, everyone I know at least) is looking forward to your next gig in Paris.

    6 May 2006 Reply

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