Greg Wilson, Luxxury, DJ M3, Anthony Mansfield, Jimmy B, Sharon Buck

Greg Wilson, Luxxury, DJ M3, Anthony Mansfield, Jimmy B, Sharon Buck

Fri Nov 17, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

$10.00 - $20.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson
Greg Wilson is a DJ and producer associated with both the early 80’s electro scene in Manchester, and the current disco / re-edit scene, for which he’s acquired a global following. He was born in Wallasey on Merseyside in 1960, and began his career as a club DJ at the age of 15 with a schoolfriend Derek Kelsey (later known as DJ Derek Kaye.) To begin with, Wilson was known for playing funk, soul and disco records with residencies in clubs in New Brighton between 1975 and 1980. At the start of the eighties, Wilson moved to a residency at the legendary Wigan Pier, making his mark as a jazz-funk specialist via their weekly Tuesday night session that would subsequently pick up the Blues & Soul award for the North’s best club (Wilson would also be named best DJ).
With his primary interest being black music, Wilson's nights at the Wigan Pier covered a spectrum of black music styles. But it was in his championing of the early electro records that he became known nationally - whilst working at Wigan Pier, he was offered an ailing Wednesday night residency at Legend in Manchester and was soon pulling in a predominantly black crowd to listen to the new electro-funk sound of groups like the Peech Boys, D-Train and Afrika Bambaataa. One of those in attendance was Mike Shaft, a DJ fronting a black music show on Manchester's Piccadilly Radio. Shaft wasn't a big fan of the new electro music, but he recognised its popularity and asked Wilson to record some mixes to play on the show. These mixes soon developed a popular following, and are still talked about as influential to this day.
In 1983, Wilson was invited to start a residency at the newly opened The Haçienda club in Manchester, starting the club's first weekly dance night. The night helped the club develop its later reputation as the home of cutting edge new music.
Other firsts for Greg include being the first DJ to mix live on British TV (The Tube on Channel Four in February 1983), putting together the first UK re-edit (Paul Haig ‘Heaven Sent’ 1983) and teaching Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim), then a young aspiring DJ called Quentin, how to scratch (December ’83).
Despite these successes, in 1984 Wilson retired from DJing to face a new challenge: he began producing records rather than playing them, and in 1984 was involved in all but one of the tracks on the Street Sounds ‘UK Electro’ album as co-writer / producer. This included ‘Style Of The Street’ a track from the influential Manchester breakdance crew [Broken Glass] (who he managed during 83/84), which 20 years later would be sampled for The Prodigy hit ‘Girls’.
Between 1987 -1991, Greg would manage / produce Manchester’s Ruthless Rap Assassins, which included former Broken Glass member Kermit (who’d later hook up with Shaun Ryder to form the successful band Black Grape). The Rap Assassins released 2 critically acclaimed albums via EMI, 1990’s ‘Killer Album’ and ‘Th!nk (It Ain’t Illegal Yet)’ in 1991. Their best known recording, ‘And It Wasn’t A Dream’, a minor chart hit in 1990, which focused on the plight of West Indian immigrants coming to the UK in the 50’s and 60’s, was named amongst Mojo (magazine)'s ‘50 Greatest British Tracks Ever’ in 2006.
In 2004 he re-visited his Electro-Funk past, compiling the ‘Classic Electro Mastercuts’ album, part of the influential ‘Classic Mastercuts’ series released by Beechwood in the UK, making a few rare DJ appearances during this period to promote the album.
The following decade would be something of a wilderness period for Wilson, but in 2003 he set up his own website to document the rise of electro. Returning to the DJ scene on 20 December 2003, the Music Is Better Night he played in Manchester proved to be a catalyst for Wilson. Before long he was picking up an ever increasing amount of bookings throughout the UK, and eventually Europe and the World, gaining a newfound legion of fans, many young enough to be his children. A major catalyst in this was the release of his acclaimed re-edits compilation Credit to the Edit in the summer of 2005 on the Tirk label, which included some original tape edits from the 80’s. The album helped establish him, once again, as a scene leader.
Apart from working as a DJ, Wilson also writes on various aspects of dance / black culure with articles published in magazines / webzines including Wax Poetics, Clash, Grand Slam, Strobelight Honey and Discopia.
Nominated in 2008 by DJ Magazine for outstanding contribution, and also named amongst their top twenty remixers of all-time, Wilson’s edits and mixes continue to feature on the playlists of DJ’s in every continent.
On 17 January 2009 Wilson’s reputation was further enhanced when his Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 became something of an instant classic, receiving almost universal acclaim and, in the process, providing the perfect way to mark the 5th anniversary of a remarkable renaissance.
Credit To The Edit Volume 2 was released in November 2009, and in April 2010, as part of their Essential Mix 500 special, Radio 1 selected Wilson’s Essential Mix as one of 10 classics than spanned the show’s near 17 year history.

His blog, Being A DJ, was launched in June 2010. Wilson describes it as "not a DJ blog as such, but more a blog by someone who happens to be a DJ".
LUXXURY (aka Los Angeles-based producer, songwriter and DJ Blake Robin) heavily steeps his sound in classic West Coast sunshine vintage disco vibes: think LCD Soundsystem dipped in the Bee Gees and then remixed by Todd Terje. First making waves in 2014 with his controversial LUXXURY edits series of dubby, slow disco remixes highlighting buried gold in the original multitracks of classic songs, LUXXURY quickly enjoyed support from DJ Harvey, Greg Wilson, Psychemagik, In Flagranti and hundreds more. His controversial "Hotel California" edit attracted half a million Soundcloud streams and press from Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Vice and many more.

Luxxury kicked off 2016 with a slate of new original smooth-yet-dance-able vintage disco/funk songs co-written with keyboardist/collaborator Billy Caruso (Laco$te, Corridor). Sounding like LCD Soundsystem, Poolside and Jungle dipped in Bee Gees and remixed by Todd Terje, the new songs are heavily steeped in classic West Coast sunshine vintage disco vibes. With guidance from Executive producer Josh “Goldroom” Legg, the new Luxxury sound doubles down on '78 California: all shimmering Rhodes, dusty disco beats and funky bass lines peppered with blue eyed falsetto vocals provided by Robin himself. The first singles were straight up disco bangers “Take it Slow” and “Hold On” on Brooklyn’s Deep&Disco (Escort), including remixes of both songs by the esteemed Greg Wilson; “Breathe” on the Belgian dance aficionado label Eskimo’s (and later reissued on Robin’s own Nolita Records) and the slow existential funk of “What Do Ya Really Want” on Plant Music. 2017 saw the release of “Feel The Night”, featured on compilations such as HedKandi’s “Beach House" and Toolroom’s "Poolside Ibiza” alongside fellow new disco friends Aeroplane, Gigamesh, Oliver Nelson, Eli Escobar and more.

Live, LUXXURY debuted a 4 piece band on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly and have opened for Giorgio Moroder, Kraak n Smaak, Escort, The Juan Maclean and many more disco icons. For his solo DJ aka "Live Remix" sets, LUXXURY remixes his collection of multitrack stems on the fly using Ableton Live and his trusty Akai APC40 Mk2, resulting in a one-time-only experience of mostly unreleased and totally exclusive LUXXURY edits. He has toured extensively in the US, Mexico, and Europe.
DJ M3 aka Makes Me Move
DJ M3 aka Makes Me Move
MAKES ME MOVE aka dj M3 , is a respected and highly-experienced San Francisco Bay Area DJ, promoter and venue owner. He started out in 1994 with an infectious downtempo style of playing and over time honed it into a fluid, uptempo approach that is composed of house, techno and disco. This characteristically Bay Area method of DJing was carefully and thoughtfully developed by moving and delighting dance floors at his own Green Gorilla Lounge party, an event that he hosted at club and underground spaces all over San Francisco with Anthony Masnfield and starting the Disco Knights camp at BRC. In fact, Green Gorilla Lounge stands out as mythical in the city’s rich history of dance music clubs and parties.

Green Gorilla Lounge soon became well-known as an event where clubbers and music enthusiasts could hear legendary and soon-to-be legendary local and out-of-town talent. Many years of hosting and playing at these always exhuberant events allowed DJ M3 to become one of the San Francisco DJs who truly defined the sound of the city in the 1990s and into the next two decades. The parties also helped him develop his craft further and provided a platform from which he launched his Green Gorilla Lounge record label. His collaborations with Phil ‘Rene’ Collis of Bachelors of Science led to their further alliance as Sleight of Hands and to releases on Green Gorilla Lounge and other respected imprints such as, Smoke ’N’ Mirrors, Om, Sirenum, and Chillin’ Records. As Sleight of Hands they performed together at Outsidelands and Coachella in 2013 and at the San Francisco Treasure Island Music Festival in 2014.

DJ M3 moved onto other ambitious projects like the Tweakin'/Black Pancake record store and Triple Crown nightclub and has kept moving forward with his passion for music. He is now co-owner, along with Chris Smith of Om Records, of one of San Francisco’s best clubs, a central, downtown named Monarch and Great Northern in the design district. When he is not in the studio crafting future dance floor classics, he can be found rocking clubs, bars and underground parties all over the city with his signature DJ sound. With a colorful past behind him and a creative and future ahead there is no doubt that he will continue with his lifelong love of being behind the turntables and making music.

Anthony Mansfield
Anthony Mansfield
Anthony Mansfield has been on a 20-year journey through the world of
psychedelic dance music ever since attending the now-legendary full moon massives of
San Francisco’ s Wicked Crew in the early 90’ s. Anthony spent the rest of the decade
in New York, spreading the gospel of deep house across the Empire State with a late-
night radio show, his 8-year-running weekly, and the countless underground parties
that gave birth to his own crew, HectorWorks Soundsystem. After an exhausting and
debaucherous 2-year run as GM, talent booker, and resident DJ at upstate’ s largest live
music venue, The Odyssey, Anthony was ready to return to San Francisco.
Anthony hit the West Coast running in 2002, joining his old friend DJ M3 as
resident DJ and co-promoter of the infamous Green Gorilla Lounge in a string of
successful weekly club nights, true seat-of-your-pants underground parties, and blown-
out monthly events across the Bay Area, with some of the city’ s and world’ s best names
in dance music. Anthony has left his mark on Burning Man for the last decade as well,
at the Space Lounge, Green Gorilla, and Disco Knights sound camps, with a trail of
exhausted dancers and party people in the wake of his many epic sets on the playa.
Anthony has been producing his own particular brand of dance music since his
first release on Rong Records in ’ 04 with Ben Cook as “ Barfly” . Quickly moving to
found his own label, Hector Works, in 2005 with NYC deep-house production wizard
Nick Chacona, Anthony has worked with Garth, Tal M. Klein, Sneak-E Pete, M3, and
others in the last five years, releasing tracks on Gomma, Moodmusic, Aniligital , and
Om Records. His tunes have received nods (and plays) from some of the world’ s top
DJs, including Dimitri from Paris, Harvey, Greg Wilson, Doc Martin, Idjut Boys, Ivan
Smaggle, and Playgroup. Camped out in his room at Moulton Studios, Anthony is
currently hard at work on the 16th release for Hector Works, and looking forward to
taking a break for the Treasure Island Music Festival!
Jimmy B
Jimmy B
Jimmy B has been a strong supporter of the SF Bay Underground scene for years. His events and dj sets have been catching ears since his humble beginnings in Santa Cruz, California. Later he moved to SF where he became apart of the widely known underground dj crew "Green Gorilla Lounge", and also co-founded System, and his own VOX party, it's no secret that Jimmy has his finger on the pulse of SF underground dance music.
Sharon Buck
Sharon Buck
Green Gorilla / Housespitality
"I play music made by people that moves them. In return it moves me & I transmit that groove to you in my own way. Recently I started making my own music. I have a few releases out, but am only getting started on the production side of things. Music for me is an emotional journey and I enjoy every moment of it." -Buck
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