Greg Wilson will need no introduction to those who know their dance music history. A pioneer of the Electro-Funk movement that crystallised in the North-West of England, during the early 1980s and the first dance resident of the now legendary Hacienda, Wilson describes Electro, as it became known, as "...the missing link of Dance music...". Acknowledging, and championing, the role that the underground scene, with its largely black audience, had in forming the basis of UK Techno and House. Who better then to provide the Headlining DJ slot at Nottingham Contemporary's opening party, for an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Jean Genet, author of controversial play "The Blacks" among other notable works.
The 'Summer Party' will also feature Devon Daley's tribute to the great rap poet of protest Gil Scott-Heron, and a performance by local singer/songwriter Harleighblu. Wilson's headline slot will see him mixing live in the gallery's cavernous performance area. Attendance is by pre-register only, but is free, so don't miss your chance to attend this unique event. Wilson was Nominated by DJ magazine for his outstanding contribution, and was also named amongst their top twenty remixers of all-time. With his Northern Soul background Wilson's CV also includes residencies at Wigan Pier and Manchester's Legend in the early 80s. Returning to the DJ scene recently, he has enjoyed highly acclaimed appearances including Ministry Of Sound and Fabric to name just a few. See Wilson at work in this video from his recent Glastonbury set (below). For more information and to register for the event visit www.nottinghamcontemporary.org/event/summer-party Read more about Greg Wilson's blog "Being A DJ" here www.gregwilson.co.uk