For our Saturday night DJ slot we're very happy to welcome Greg Wilson, a DJ who I have admired for many years and also had the pleasure of working with at The Big Chill on more than one occasion. In terms of DJs with a wide knowledge of music and a passion for many styles, it's hard to beat Greg and that's the main reason I invited him into the first Campfire slot. Born in Wallasey, Greg is an English DJ and producer associated with both the early 80s electro scene in Manchester and the current disco / re-edit movement. He's also a respected commentator on dance music and popular culture.
There are many highlights to check out online..his marathon northern soul mix 'Soul Food : The Broad Church of Northern Soul' clocks in at 3 hours 21 minutes and has been one of my most played mixes of recent times and can be heard heard on this podcast www.gregwilson.co.uk/2013/11/northern-renaissance/
Greg is also recognised as one of a new breed of DJ who likes to engage in wider culture and political discussion - the world needs to change as we dance, after all. His website features his erudite writing about all kinds of stuff - from comics to black culture, design to film, Merseyside to psychedelia. His interest in counter-culture provided a talking point as we were discussing the Campfire weekend and as a result of that, I'm happy that Greg has agreed to talk on a Sunday panel on protest, counter-culture and the role go satire, which I'm looking forward to.
We also share a passion for the music of David Bowie and a pretty similar playlist of favourites from the early 70s era
Oh, and it's interesting to note that he was the first DJ to mix live on TV... Check this classic clip from The Tube in 1983