08-04-2013 | 14.09
If house is a nation, I wanna be president". Obviously. If you haven’t heard Mr. G’s Boiler Room set yet, you better do it right know. For more than two decades, Colin McBean has been an icon in the scene, though he is never predictable. This man does whatever he wants, without following trends. “I don’t play pretty music”, I once read in an interview. I don’t know if I agree with that, but it’s clear that this is a DJ who doesn't do things by the book.
The moniker ‘Mr. G’ was originally meant as a reference to Spiderman’s Green Goblin, after he quit as one half of The Advent duo. The idea was that in his logo he would be throwing record bombs instead of pumpkin bombs. Copyright holder Marvel made sure that wouldn’t happen, but I think you could say that he did dropped some record bombs. Daily Prayer for instance, to just name a favorite of mine. Last year he released his second – really great – album ‘a State of Flux’ on Radio Slave’s label Rekids. This is his last album so far. On this album, you can recognize his typical analogue, warm and funky style. Besides two albums, he also released dozens of solo tracks by several monikers, among others on his own label Phoenix G.
On Saturday the 20th of April, he will do a live set as Mr. G in the company of Late Night Society residents William Kouam Djoko and Boris Werner. If only he will be grooving half as much as he did on his Boiler Room set, this will be a very special night.
Text: Fleur Reuser