West End Edits: Greg Wilson

Various Artists

Double 12"

NYC's Disco powerhouse West End Records should need no intro. The home of too-numerous-to-list club classics for over 30+ years is still impacting today on what we know to be club culture. The label started by one Mel Cheren (RIP) with assistance from Larry Levan and more way back in 1976 is still held in such high regard today with it's catalogue constantly being played, rediscovered, reinterpreted and loved by waves and waves of new fans and admirers. One such admirer is one of the UK's longest serving DJ's and editors, a truly legendary Northern selector who's unique reel to reel DJ sets and reworks has gained him fans worldwide and continues to do so. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Greg Wilson's West End versions, 4 tracks of unparalleled funk touched by the man himself who has also kindly supplied some choice words about this special release:

"West End has a particular place in my heart. Along with Prelude, it was my main go-to label during the early ‘80s, an underground New York powerhouse issuing a relentless run of now classic and cult-classic club cuts during the time I was DJing at Legend in Manchester. For me personally, the label is forever connected with this then futuristic venue, West End’s progressive approach to dance music, incorporating electronic elements to play a key role in ushering in the Electro-Funk era, finding its perfect environment at Legend, with tracks by Stone, and especially the Peech Boys’ hugely influential ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’, providing major stepping stones. This is a project that holds a deeper resonance for me, given my personal relationship with the label, and I’m so happy to contribute the series; the 4 favourites tracks I selected for this release illustrating West End’s best qualities – serious grooves and soulful vocals.

West End Edits: Greg Wilson Various Artists
  • 1.B.T. (Brenda Taylor) - You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too (Greg Wilson Edit)
  • 2.Forrrce - Keep On Dubbin' (Greg Wilson Edit)
  • 3.Raw Silk - Do It To The Music (Greg Wilson Edit)
  • 4.Shirley Lites - Heat You Up (Melt Down Mix) (Greg Wilson Edit)

Cat no: WEBMG8
Info correct on: 29/10/2018