Greg Downey is one of the shining stars of the UK Trance scene right now. His consistent, high quality production really stands out when you hear it in a club and his skills on the decks make him a truly versatile DJ who will always deliver regardless of which slot he is allocated.
Belfast-born Greg began DJing over six years ago, shortly before he decided to pack up and move to Ibiza for the summer with his records. While playing at a dingy San Antonio after-party, he was spotted by the promoter of Gatecrasher, who was so impressed he asked him to play the following week at Space. Since then, Greg has worked hard to establish himself firmly among the best young DJs in the UK.
Greg developed a taste for tougher electronic dance music from a young age and this is reflected in his unique style, which combines underground and uplifting trance with elements of techno. This is all rolled into an explosive performance, which sees him using 3 CDJs, Serato Scratch Live, Pioneer DJM 800 and EFX 1000 to devastating effect.
In 2006, Greg joined the PF Agency, and is going from strength to strength, spinning to packed crowds at Lush, Godskitchen, Slinky, Inside Out, Goodgreef, Passion, Gatecrasher, The Gallery and a host of others including dates around the world in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Shanghai, Poland and Indonesia.
In 2007, Greg attracted the attention of John Digweed with his remix of ‘Heaven Scent’, which featured on the massive Cream’s Ibiza 2007 compilation and championed by Eddie Halliwell on his Radio 1 show. Greg has also appeared twice on Eddie’s show in the last twelve months, most recently in September, where he delivered an ingenious Full Fire Mix.
Greg has enjoyed huge success with his own track, ‘Vivid Intent’ last year, which Armin Van Buuren picked as his ‘tune of the week’ on his award-winning State Of Trance radio show!
2007 has also seen Greg record his first Live As album on Discover. Recorded live from this years mega Planet Love Festival in Northern Ireland, the album is due for release early next year and has already been topped as ‘Album of the month’ in the January issue of Mixmag!
Supported regularly by the likes of Paul van Dyk, Tiesto ,Armin, Ferry Corsten, Eddie Halliwell, Judge Jules, Sander van Doorn Above and Beyond and many more, Greg also has the release of his new track ‘Once Again’ to look forward to. Played 5 weeks in the row on Radio One, this along with the release of his album in January is going to be a fantastic start of 2008!
Most recently Greg has been snapped up by Paul van Dyk for his label Vandit. The forthcoming Greg Downey EP includes two tracks , Stadium and Alpha and will be one of biggest of 2008, mark our words!
Predicted by Matt Hardwick as the break through DJ for 2008 and at only 24 years old, Greg’s many achievements, alongside his outstanding technical ability and passion to succeed will make him a household name.
Digital Society Discover 'Live As' recording Friday 14th November myhouse nightclub leeds
Main room : Digital Society
ACTIVA (Live as recording)
Room 2 : Blank
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