11:15 - 12:00
Regarded as one of the most important figures on the UK dance scene. Greg was the first DJ to mix live on British TV (The Tube in 1983). He put together the first UK radio mixes of their type for Piccadilly 261 in Manchester (beginning 1982) and showed a certain Norman Cook (later Fatboy Slim), then a young aspiring DJ called Quentin, how to scratch (Dec ’83).
He also writes for magazines / webzines including Wax Poetics, Clash, Grand Slam and Discopia. In 2015 he was awarded DJ Magazine’s Industry Icon award.
Greg Wilson will be chatting alongside author of 'Life and Death on the New York Dancefloor 1980 - 1983' Tim Lawrence about the revolution of dance music, and the impact this holds on electronic music today.