Another one for the books! We are delighted to welcome the legendary French DJ/Producer Gregory for the first time in Phuket on Saturday, November 11th.
𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗘𝗡𝗧𝗥𝗬 𝗔𝗟𝗟 𝗗𝗔𝗬 & 𝗡𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧
Limited tables are available, reserve now to secure your sweet spot.
*This event is restricted to aged 21 and above.
DJ Gregory, born Gregory Darsa, grew up in Paris and forged his musical education in the gushing 80’s. His first nights out at Roger Boîte Funk or Le Palace had already set a background when he first heard Mr Fingers and Todd Terry in 1988 and got converted to the energy of House. But it’s during a stay in New York a few years later, when DJ Gregory could finally listen to the sets of Tony Humphries or Junior Vasquez, that he will deeply encompass the shape of this exalted and transcendent music and form a love story with the city and its Soulful vibe.
Back in France DJ Gregory will have a truly compulsive activity, being resident from Paris’ finest House party TGV, set- ting up a radio show with DJ Deep and Alex From Tokyo as A Deep Groove and starting to work behind the production desk as Cheesy D. And things will take another turn with the release of his remix for Cheek « Venus (Party People) », for DJ Gilb’R’s newborn label Versatile. First production to be released as DJ Gregory, the track becomes a hit during the WMC of 1996 and propels him up the charts. Starting to work and live between Paris and New York, walking alongside his idols such as Sandy Riviera, Daniel Wang, Tommy Musto, Louie Vega, Michael Watford or Mood II Swing, he’s gaining respect on both sides of the Atlantic. DJ Gregory will then bring together collaborations with Julien Jabre (Soha, Fantom…), Next Evidence, Shazz amongst other key artists from the exploding French Touch and will also start African- ism with Bob Sinclar, a project dedicated to an innovative interpretation of House that is adding Carribean, African and Latin influences to the sound of the era. Quickly withdrawing from the project as Bob Sinclair will be tying it to a more commercial approach, DJ Gregory will finally set up his own Faya Combo Records, where he would be able to unfold a slew of releases with a tribal resonance and some remarked tracks like « Tropical Soundclash » or « Elle ».
On the other side of DJ Gregory stands Point G. An alias with a rougher approach to House music, which first releases « The Raw » and « On The Raw Again » in 1997 were already supported by artists like Joe Claussell, Dego or King Britt. Point G gained the upper hand in DJ Gregory’s musical vision to his own surprise, a decade after these underground successes. In 2012, pressed by a passionate demand from cutting edge and established artists, he will repress some of the original tracks, start an homonym label, and hit the road with a brand new percussive Point G live set. After 12 EPs and an album between 2013 and 2017, that have also made him reached newer generations, it’s now time to open up some space again for DJ Gregory and return to his roots, whether it’s Soulful House, Disco or different kinds of Ethnic and World mu- sic. In parallel to Point G and its stripped down sounds, the desire to express again a wide part of its broad musical culture is very strong.
Above all, DJ Gregory is definitely part of a distinctive genre. Having reached the top of the charts alongside the greatest artists, worked with House legends, drifted around the French Touch bubble without ever really blending into the mould, and conquered new audiences by performing a bold artistic u-turn with the recent return of Point G, DJ Gregory belongs to this rare kind of artists who, thanks to a huge talent, was able to develop a rich and complex discography, and which has never failed to surprise us.