Greg Wilson started out as a DJ in the 1970s playing soul, funk and disco. In the early 1980s he moved on to the Manchester electro scene, becoming a resident at the legendary Hacienda club. He pioneered the style of mash-ups, blending the acapella of Rockers Revenge - Walking On Sunshine with New Order - Confused Beat. The mash-up appears in this mix from 1983.
Greg Wilson - Freak A Zoids mix
Freak-A-Zoids - Mixed By Greg Wilson For Piccadilly Radio Manchester 1983 by Greg Wilson on Mixcloud
During the last decade, Wilson has released a series of high quality re-edits of 80s style dance floor jams. He also has his own electrofunkroots website tracking the rise of this 80s underground movement in the UK.