Spin Saturdays Presents
Special Main Room Closing Set By
Manzone & Strong
Toronto-based producer and DJ Greg Gow, has long been a crowd favorite in Toronto’s electronic music scene. As the founder of Restructured (www.restructured.net). Greg has fast become an ambassador for Canadian electronic music internationally. His rhythmical sensibility and technical talent has led Greg to join the ranks of premiere Canadian artists such as; DJ Preach, Misstress Barbara, John Acquaviva, Algorithm, Mateo Murphy and Richie Hawtin.
Early in his career Greg was exposed to various styles of music having attended warehouse events in Toronto and Detroit. Initially, he collected hip hop records in the early nineties; but quickly gained recognition as a house music DJ on CHRY 105.5 FM York University radio. While Greg had established himself as a high-profile DJ in the Toronto house music circuit, his sound was rapidly evolving. In 1996, influenced by the harder Detroit and German technological sounds, Greg traded his smooth house sound for dark atmospheric, intense and danceable techno.
In 1997 the rave scene was exploding across Toronto, and it quickly became the ideal environment for Greg to display his hard rhythmic tones and technical brilliance. Yet it was a fresh up-start techno production company, Phryl, where Greg’s stature of one of the top techno Djs in Canada was solidified. Playing packed warehouses alongside international headliners such as; Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, Gaetano Parisio, Derrick May and Stacey Pullen. His Phryl sets were regarded as brilliant and often overshadowed the top-billed acts he was playing with. Greg was now a major player in the dance music scene in Toronto, and while the scene was shifting from warehouses to the more intimate club settings, he remained a staple in an ever-changing culture.
Greg Gow has enjoyed equal success as a promoter, DJ and Label Manager. Greg’s event production company Mono, was established in 2002 and is credited with bringing in some of the biggest names in Techno to Toronto. Working with John Lickrish of Blue Bookings, Greg’s highly successful Mono events were hosted at various respected venues (System Soundbar, the Opera House and the Guvernment to name a few), bringing in talent such as; Richie Hawtin, Madga, Thomas Krome, Steve Bug and Speedy J.
Greg’s DJ career was brought to the next level, when he signed with Blue Bookings. This led to Greg’s well deserved association with other high caliber internationally touring DJs on the roster such as Marco Corola and Steve Bug. He also had the opportunity to join Mauro Picotto on a mini tour, opening for him at Avalon (formerly Limelight) in New York City and closing for Picotto in Toronto at the highly recognized Guvernment Nightclub, where Greg is frequently booked. Presently, Greg holds down residencies at Toronto’s premiere electronic dance music destinations, The Guvernment, Footwork, Comfort Zone, and Paaeez.