G-Man

Gez first came to prominence in 1990 as one half (with Mark Bell) of ground breaking leeds based duo LFO. With a sound the referenced early house, B.Boy aesthetic (they met as members of rival breakdance crews), northern bleep & their own distinctive sub-bass. LFO not only had a considerable influence over the developing electronic underground (you?d be hard put to find anyone from the genre who doesn?t regard LFO as an influence) but also enjoyed chart success, their debut single (LFO) reaching no.10 in the national charts and earing them the ultima accolade of being described as "the most annoying record (he?d) ever heard" by radio 1 DJ Simon Mayo.

1991 saw the duo touring throughout europe and putting together tracks for their debut album "Frequencies" which was preceeded by the "we are back" single. Later that year they made their USA debut at the new music seminar & collaborated with Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk).

On some tracks which due to record company wranglings never saw the light of day in their intended from.

By 1992-1993 the duo had a considerable number of gigs under their belts, including the first large scale rave in Paris, and were much in demand as remixers, having remixed Africa Bambaata, Art of Noise & YMO and this set a seal on their acceptance into the historical tradition of electronic music. Canadian DJ/musician Richie Hawtin had been considerably influenced by the duo and they collaborated on a 12" (LFO V FUSE) originally on the warp "quick one" imprint later released on Hawtin?s label Plus8.

By ?94 the strains of lot of touring were beginning to show and they began to want to spend more time at home. Recorded output from the duo (disregarding the collaborations) during this period had consisted only of 1 single (what is house) in 1992. The pair?s response was to start to work on their own material, Mark Bell?s "Speed jack" and Gez?s "g-man" both have there roots in this period and once the 2nd LFO album "Advance" was released we saw the end of an era.

Gez?s pre-disposition has always been for live playing and for music which can move the floor in a club setting.

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