Monday, May 18, 2009
Back To House with Michael Gray (21-5-2009 Thursday, 15h) @ Urban Beat Radio
Michael Gray is one of the most respected and in-demand artists currently on the global dance music scene. The accomplished Producer, DJ and remixer has enjoyed extensive success alongside Jon Pearn as world renowned production and remix duo Full Intention; more recently however, it has been his solo productions, remixes and DJing that have had dance floors rammed around the world.
As a solo artist, Michael enjoyed worldwide success on the back of his massive 2004 single, 'The Weekend'. Featuring the vocals of UK vocalist Shena, 'The Weekend' was heavily championed by Pete Tong and UK radio, reaching number 7 in the UK charts. The single exploded at a rapid rate, possessing a feel-good vibe that proved infectious. It took the number 1 spot on the Australi an ARIA club charts and enjoyed similar chart success around the world. The single's crossover appeal was cemented when it was used in a number of television commercials, including Honda Cars, the BBC's Football Focus commercials and just recently in "Ugly Betty". Appearances on dozens of compilation releases were the icing on the cake for one of 2004's biggest tunes.
Michael has not rested on his success since then, with his second single 'Borderline' (released July 2006) being embraced by both clubland and daytime radio, reaching number 12 in the UK charts, the weeks highest new entry. His debut album "Analog is on" will be released late 2007 - He has also produced and co written an album for Luciana (Portobella) on Island Records and is finishing producing and co writing for new act 'Koolwah' with his first single "Fashion" on Toolroom Records and went to no.1 in the beatport chart. It is now being used by 'The Times' newspaper on TV and Radio adverts. He has also written and produced for 'new girl on the block' Laura Kidd with her first single "Automatic" released on Eye Industries. Michael also has his own record label - Neon wave with a forthcoming EP Michael Gray presents People from Mars "Just can't sleep"/ "Tubetracker". Remix wise he has just remixed 'The Priors' "What you need" and finished his new single "You got me Twisted" forthcoming on Eye Industries. At the moment Michael is collaborating with Richard Dinsdale, Paul Harris, and the Shapeshifters. He is working with Jon Pearn on a new Full Intention track in about 5 years! Due for summer release is his collaboration with Danism & Lisa Millet called "Say Yes".