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    Greyboy Biography

    The follow up to 1993's ground-breaking Freestylin' release. "Land Of The Lost" matches Greyboy's street-smart production skills with live jazz musicians. Featuring guest artists: Karl Denson (tenor, soprano, flute ), Harold Todd (tenor, flute), Elgin Park (bass), Steve Haney (percussion ) and Robert Walker (Keys). After much DJ touring, Greyboy has built up a respectible following of hip hoppers, trip hoppers, jazz-heads, snowboarders, skaters and everyone in between.
    "Greyboy came to public attention in 1989 after winning an international DJ competition. His transformation from DJ to recording artist was shaped by a trip to England later that year. At the infamous Dingwall"s club in London, rare groove was at its height and it was here that he heard the roots, breaks and beats behind the hip-hop records he played back home.

    Returning to America, Greyboy began searching for old soul jazz records and crossed paths with Mike and Jody McFadin, owners of San Francisco"s Groove Merchant record store and the newly formed Ubiquity label. After he played them the "Greybreaks" record he had produced in late 1992, they asked him to a make a couple of tracks for the "Home Cookin" compilation which surfaced early the following year. The results were "Unwind Your Mind" and "Grey"s Groove"--the former becoming a hit in jazz dance clubs worldwide. Those tunes were followed up by "Freestylin" also in 1993. Combining samples form records with live musicians, the album displays Greyboy"s innovative style as DJ-turned-producer and set a precedence for the time. At the end of 1995 he delivered his sophomore release on Ubiquity, "Land of the Lost".

    "It"s a continuation of "Freestylin"," explains Grey, "the ingredients are all the same, and the approach, but the mood is different. Overall it has a darker feel but it"s not dark in a bad way. I chose the title because it describes my record collection, that"s where I get my inspiration from. A group of lost artists and music never really recognized for being as good as they were."

    --Bernadette Edgar

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