Bryan Gee is recognised around the world as the label boss of legendary drum & bass imprint V Recordings and the international DJ with the trademark wide grin who has a genuine love for his job.
Bryan caught the DJ bug at an early age, growing up in Cheltenham as part of a tight Jamaican community immersed in sound system culture. Reggae was his first love and by his early teenage years he’d begun to get involved with local sound system Challenger and his natural knack for the music led to him being asked to act as the system’s selector.
By the early ‘80s Bryan’s love for music had led him to Brixton, London but after some initial difficulty Bryan found himself on the wrong side of the law, spending two years in jail. During that time however he became close friends with another DJ who was interested in jazz-funk and popular music and Bryan’s love for different types of music began to grow.
After leaving prison Bryan decided it was time to start up his own sound system again. He called the sound system Kleer FM and he thrust himself right in the mix as he started to play wherever he could get a gig. Soon he found himself DJing at parties all around the area and on pirate radio too.
It was while DJing at a regular local pub gig that Bryan met Jumping Jack Frost and they forged a partnership that led to them DJing together on pirate station Quest FM before moving onto their own Brixton based station, Passion.
Playing together they made a huge name for themselves around the area and after a chance encounter with a new form of dance music house at a party near London Bridge, Bryan and Frost began to introduce acid house to their radio shows and DJ sets.
Thanks to his knowledge of the scene Bryan landed himself a job at Rhythm King offshoot Outer Rhythm, and soon he was helping to kick start the careers of artists like Leftfield and Moby.
After leaving his job Bryan decided it was time to follow his heart and start a label of his own. V Recordings was born with Bryan bringing through some more fresh talent now well known to the world as Roni Size, Krust and Die.
Meanwhile Bryan’s reputation as a DJ has spread far and wide, not only through the hundreds of high profile bookings he receives each year, but also thanks to his own V Recordings and Movement branded events.
Thanks to his tireless effort and his endless love for music, Bryan G is still one of the most recognisable faces on the international DJ circuit and with V Recordings still very much at the forefront of the drum & bass scene he can claim to have achieved far more than most.
Now over two decades since acid house changed his musical tastes forever Bryan G is still pushing the boundaries and loving what he does no wonder he always has that trademark grin.
Catch Bryan Gee playing live on Ministry of Sound radio on Tuesday nights!
Bryan G news
Planet V @ Cable, London
The mighty Planet V returns to London this October... touching down at Cable for what is set to be one of the biggest night's of the year...
The date for your diary is Saturday 29th October 2011... and it's a Halloween Special!!!
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V RETROSPECT VOL 2 - COMPILED BY BRYAN G - OUT NOW
Retrospect Vol 2 The follow up in the successful series that will both delight V fans and appeal to those who have only recently been introduced to the sounds of drum & bass. With 12 tracks including the dance floor classic “Its Jazzy (Felix rd mix)” with its funk fulled bassline to, Artificial Intelligence's "No Return" with its oscillating ...more >
For one week in September the best party island is taken over by the Sunbeatz Drum and Bass party week. Started in 2010 it is now back bigger and better for 2011. Taking place between 7th & 14th September.
Get ready for:
+A week of sunshine on the word's biggest party island
+Over 50 DNB artists
+Big club parties at the world ...
V AT SUNBEATZ, IBIZA
It's very nearly time for V Recordings to touch down again the the worlds biggest party island, Ibiza, at the legendary Es Paradis alongside the Sunbeatz crew for an unforgettable night of D&B mayhem.
Repping V Recordings on the night it's heavyweight names all the way who'll be digging deep into the archives and ...more >
V RECORDINGS PODCAST 005
The latest instalment of the V Recordings podcast has arrived - taken from the long standing V Recordings show on Ministry of Sound radio Bryan Gee packs in two hours of the freshest, upfront beats that have become his trademark. New music from Serum, Savege Rehab, more >
BIG, BAD & HEAVY @ FIRE - SAT 17TH MARCH
It’s the big one. Big Bad & Heavy is here, Saturday 17th March (St Patrick’s Day) at Fire London. V Recordings’ two sister labels Chronic and Liquid V are celebrating the launches of very special two albums. One of V Recordings hottest, new artists Eveson, drops his debut album ‘The Last Summer of Love’ on ...more >
Big Bad and Heavy Part 3 out now!
Over the past few years, the Big, Bad and Heavy series has become a synonymous with the biggest dancefloor tracks around. Packing together a quality laden mix of aggressive to soulful tracks from some of the scene's brightest talents, the Big, Bad and Heavy series has rightly become a no brainer for any self respecting DJ.
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