“Revisiting the underground black/dance music of the early-‘80s, initially played in the UK under the Jazz-Funk banner and, subsequently, following the emergence of Electro-Funk as the dominant direction on the black music scene, paving the way for the oncoming Hip Hop, House and Techno denominations, Greg Wilson’s two-hour monthly for Worldwide FM, ‘Early ‘80s Mixtape’, will consist of twelve interlocking parts, to culminate in a days-worth of quality classic and cult club tunes from 1980 through 1983.
Best-known during this period for his residencies at Legend in Manchester, Wigan Pier and later The Haçienda, Greg introduced a more electronic flavour to the existing black music scene, his regular mixes for Mike Shaft’s show on Piccadilly Radio, bringing this then underground music to the airwaves of Greater Manchester and beyond – his mixes spreading via cassette recordings of the show, copied and shared far and wide.”
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