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A Guy Called Gerald – 10.12.2015

We invited Acid House Legend A Guy Called Gerald into the studios for a little chat followed by a 1 hour guest mix.

Few people can claim to have had the impact on a musical scene as Manchester’s A Guy Called Gerald. Starting out in the late eighties and inspired by the emerging Hacienda scene around him, one of his earliest releases literally changed the musical landscape: his ‘Voodoo Ray’ track with its gurgling bassline, reversed samples and otherworldly atmospheres came to define the new acid house sound and has remained a timeless classic to this day. What’s more, work as part of seminal group 808 State also spawned the similarly classic ‘Pacific State’ and introduced generations of party people to a whole new sound.

Hosted by Joanna Miles (GoJo).

Broadcast: 10.12.2015