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Greg Wilson – Weird Substance

As an addendum to last years Q&A with Greg Wilson on his new ventures with Blind Arcade, we’ll now cast our gaze on something only briefly discussed last time around: namely Mr Wilson’s new label Super Weird Substance.

Before we delve in to the substance of the label it will come of no surprise to keen Wilson fans that the label name owes part of its conception to Greg’s voracious appetite for culture. We thought it apt to include the quotation from sci-fi graphic novelist Alan Moore that served as the source of inspiration to Greg….

“Science started out as an offshoot of magic. The two became completely divorced from each other and bitter enemies. Although I tend to think that at the present moment the two are growing back together again. I was reading recently that people at the cutting edge of quantum physics believe that information is a “super weird substance” to quote the actual phraseology, which underlies everything in the universe, which is more fundamental than gravity or electromagnetism or the two nuclear forces.

This would tend to suggest that our entire physical universe is the secondary by-product of a primal information. Or to put it in more magical acceptable terms: “In the beginning, there was the word.”

Source: (The Mindscape of Alan Moore 2003)

A multi-media label in the truest sense of the word, Super Weird Substance deals primarily with music that, to borrow Greg’s own descriptive umbrella, can be termed “balearicpsychedelicdubdisco”. In a live setting the label has and will continue to host sixties styled ‘Happenings’ that include talks, art, bands and DJs.

Having amassed a posse of crack musicians and singers, SWS now boasts the sassy swagger of Sweet Tooth T, the gruff gravitas of The Reverend Cleve Freckleton & The Sinners and the manic magic of Kermit Leveridge & The Super Weird Society, not to mention the vocal force of nature that is The Reynolds.

Eight singles in all will be released during the summer, the label setting out its stall ahead of albums in late 2015 and 2016. Feedback has been universally positive with an eclectic range of DJs including Ralph Lawson, Fatboy Slim and Balearic Mike all praising the first four singles.

In September a showcase all-day Happening at Festival No.6 in Portmeirion takes SWS’s live ambitions to a new level with similar festival Happenings throughout the UK and eventually Europe and beyond the objective.

 

“The substance that has the most effect upon our culture and upon our lives is completely invisible. We can only see its effects. This substance is information.”

 

Here are some links to what the label is up to.

Blind Arcade Meets Super Weird Substance In The Morphogenetic Field:

SWS YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcCzWOPsggoEFsqotXPv45w

SWS Website:

http://www.superweirdsubstance.com/

 

Plus a couple of press pieces that’ll give you an idea of the philosophy behind the label:

 

http://www.theransomnote.co.uk/music/articles/greg-wilsons-inspirations/

 

http://www.oxjamliverpool.org/features/super-weird-substance-greg-wilson-interview/

 

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This Weekend in London

Couple of big shows this weekend…

Greg Wilson appears at Howard Marks & Friends, tonight at Kentish Town Forum:

Howard Marks – Guardian Piece Jan 2015

While tomorrow Todd Terje drops his all conquering live show on Elephant & Castle, for Rinse FM at Ministry of Sound

Greg Wilson – Australian Tour

Greg Wilson heads down under shortly for a series of shows in later December/early January, don’t miss if you’re in the area!

 

 

Garden Festival 2014

Just back from Tisno, another absolutely belting installment of the Garden Festival..  Huge thanks as ever to Nick, Eddie, Charlotte, Gail, Petra, Damo, Dave and all the festival family who made it such a great few days.

Also great music from Greg & Marco, Tom & Bonar & Justin V, plus:  high fives to Rob, Cecilia, Scandinavian/NYC rave squad, Ben UFO, Dan, Matt & R$N steppers, Duncan, Tiago, team Paqua, the sound guys, the dancers and everyone we met, hugged, tripped over along the way!

Greg Wilson Summer Schedule – 2014

Greg’s busy summer kicks off this weekend, catch him at a spot near you over the coming months..

Garden Festival 2014 – All Aboard

The Garden Festival is back in 2014, with a typically heavyweight line-up.  The Boat party tickets go on sale next Monday (March 17th) at Midday, so if you want to get on board with our voyage, be very prompt!

Lineup this year is: GREG WILSON, YOUNG MARCO & POOL DJ’s 

Thursday 3rd July 2014 

2pm

Ticket Link – Garden & RA

 

 

 

Greg Wilson : 10 yrs back in the game

So, its a bit of a special one for Greg this weekend, marking as it does the tenth anniversary of his return to DJ’ing.

To celebrate, Ralph Lawson, who was at that night in Manchester a decade back, talked to Greg about his return:

Ralph Lawson – Greg Wilson – When the Legend Returned

Also check out Greg’s take on it at the time below…

and more recently on his blog – 10th Anniversary Flashback

And so tonight to complete the circle, Greg returns to the scene of the crime with fellow killer selectors and all round nice guys; Danny Webb & Solid State.

So if you’re in Manchester get down there and enjoy what’s sure to be a big fun night .

Big up Greg and enjoy the party!

If you can’t make that, then catch Greg at one of the below shows over the festive period & check out a live mix from Berghain in Berlin from last week…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We Love, Future Disco, ADE

A meeting of minds from ADE a few weeks back. Props to We Love, Future Disco, ADE, AIR club, PBR Streetgang and Greg Wilson for this reminder of how it all went down…

Also check out Greg’s personal account of his time at ADE over on his blog – Amsterdam Dance Event

 

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SHOOM

Greg Wilson headlines the opening night of the Shoom weekender this weekend, looks like a good one to get to if you can…

 

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Greg Wilson – Glastonbury Mixes

Check out Greg’s thoughts on his shows at Glastonbury recently, and both mixes up on Soundcloud for your pleasure…

The Greatest Show on Earth

 

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