It’s been a big year for Future Classic and 2009 is shaping up to be even bigger. Come down and celebrate the year gone by with some of Future Classic’s finest and a very special UK guest…
A Guy Called Gerald is 20 years of dance music incarnate. From “Voodoo Ray” in 1988 to “In Ya Head” released on Germany’s respected Perlon label this year, this man is a self-written bible of dance music.
He is one of a few special producers who entered dance when it was jackin’ and has never let up. He was the first UK acid house producer and achieved the rare feat of having not one but two instrumental dance tracks in the UK charts at the same time. He formed 808 State with a drum machine, a 303, 2 Roland SH101s and two other humans.
Gerald has collaborated with everyone from Frankie Knuckles and Goldie through to Derrick May and Herbie Hancock. His remix credits are equally impressive with reworks in his back catalogue for David Bowie, Lamb, Stone Roses, Can, Tricky and Roman Flügel as well as having toured with the likes of New Order and Bebel Gilberto.
When you catch a list of his most recent gigs it is apparent that this eclectic appeal and versatility is still at the core of A Guy Called Gerald. Playing live is the mode Gerald prefers most and has seen him play many of the world’s most revered gigs including Fabric, Panaroma Bar, Watergate, Glastonbury and Hacienda.