British DJ’ing legend Greg Wilson, described by some as ‘The King of the Edit’, has uploaded ‘versions’ of many different songs dating back as far as 2005.
The first person to ever mix live on television when he played on Channel 4’s ‘The Tube’ in 1983, Wilson has been DJ’ing since the mid 70’s, taking a hiatus between 1984 and 2005. Around the time he decided to take a break from spinning tunes, Wilson worked on a slew of remixes as part of his involvement in the UK Electro scene, working on this project for around a decade before hitting a ‘rather fallow’ period before his return to mixing back in ’05. Now following 8 years of prolific work and a recent ‘spring clean’ of his hard drive, Wilson has decided to upload 38 tracks to Soundcloud-accounting for 5 hours worth of music.
Writing on his own blog, Wilson is keen to highlight that these tracks are ‘versions’, in that he worked with full stems of the original track when putting them together. Artists receiving the Wilson treatment include The XX, Simian Mobile Disco, Lovebirds, Groove Armada and Goldfrapp to name but a few, as he tried to approach what he described as ‘the creative zenith’ achieved in reworks by ‘Tee Scott, Shep Pettibone, Larry Levan, ‘Jellybean’ Benitez and François Kevorkian’ in the ‘early 80’s’.
This raft of versions is to precede a new phase of work from Wilson and his new production partner Derek Kaye, with the results of that union expected in the coming months. Meanwhile, you can check out the last 8 years versions below, whilst you can read an in depth explanation of the process behind their construction here.