We close the Modulations Podcast room with a back-to-back set from special guests Gez Varley (LFO / G-Man) and Edzy (Unique 3) – The Originators – masters of the underground electronic music scene, with a career spanning over 30 years – inspiring subsequent generations of producers around the world.
Gez Varley first came to prominence in 1990 as one half (together with Mark Bell) of the ground breaking leeds based duo LFO.
After their split in 96, Gez produced some real classics under his G-Man Alias like the G-Man Ep and the track Quo Vadis. The project developed organicly over the year, where an album and live work became part of a natural flow of events, resulting in ’96 with release of the CD album kushti.
At the beginning of ’99, Gez moved to Germany. He began to play more gigs in the Netherlands and Germany. Since G-Man moved to Germany he has started a new record label with his girlfriend. the first released on GMR was in October 2000, with the volume one of the Knight Trax. He also released the amazing album Bayous Paradis on Force Inc and did two remixes for the Belgian duo BNG, included on the atv2 album.
From 2005-2008 a bunch of new tracks came out on WIR, i220 and his own imprint GMR.
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Edzy (Unique 3)
Unique 3 has been cited by such luminaries as The Chemical Brothers, Coldcut, Goldie & LFO as inspiration, Unique 3‘s early 80’s ‘Bleep House‘ creating the start point for House Music as we know it today & the thousands of House Records that followed & imitated it.
Unique 3‘s ground breaking early UK Hip-Hop bridged the gap from US Hip-Hop into a vibrant new sound that was to change music forever: ‘Activity‘ by Unique 3 was the first dance track to sample the AMEN break & went on to become one of the most sampled records ever whilst being cited as one of the very few original ‘break-beat’ tracks which later spawned ‘Jungle’ then ‘Drum & Bass’ & paved the way for Nu-Skool Breaks.
The inclusion of Unique 3‘s – ‘The Theme‘ on both The Chemical Brothers album of tracks that inspired them to make music: ‘Brothers Gonna Work It Out‘ & on Warp Records collection of early House tracks that inspired them to set up their world famous label, an album aptly titled: ‘Inspirations‘, stands testament to this. – Virgin/10 Records Press Department
Unique 3 were recently reminded of their major role in the creation of early House Music scene when ‘The Theme‘ was voted the number 1 track played at the The Hacienda in the ’90s, voted number one by the world famous Deejay team who played there!
Unique 3 broke the national top 20 with their left-field UK Hip-Hop track- ‘Musical Melody‘ (not an easy feat back then) & enjoyed 4 top 5 club chart hits & 2 club no.1’s.
Unique 3‘s Deejay sets are legendary, switching from jackin’ electro house to breaks to rollin drum & bass.
Source: Resident Advisor