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Ruff Edits represents the UK based music label launched in 2008 and which serves as the home platform for Greg Wilson’s releases.

Greg began DJing in 1975 and is regarded as one of the most important figures on the UK dance scene. He enjoyed hugely popular residencies in the early eighties at Wigan Pier and Manchester's majorly influential Legend. He was a pioneer of mixing in the UK and in 1983 he became the first ‘dance music’ DJ hired for a regular weekly session at Manchester's now legendary Hacienda club. Greg was instrumental in breaking the new electronic, post-disco records coming out of New York, a sound he has dubbed ‘Electro-Funk’.

Nominated by DJ magazine for outstanding contribution, and also named amongst their top twenty remixers of all-time, Greg’s edits and mixes continue to feature on the playlists of DJ’s in every continent.

Credit To The Edit Volume 2 was released in November 2009. With tour dates throughout the following months in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and the US to promote the release.

In August 2010 he co-curated (with Jack Hemingway) the Warehouse and Roller Disco areas at the inaugural Vintage Festival at Goodwood, which proved to be an overwhelming success, being named 'Best New Festival' at the UK Festival Awards (Greg also being nominated in the 'Best Feel Good Act Of The Summer' category).

Ruff Edits are DJ friendly versions of tracks put together by GW for his own personal use. It is these 'edits' which have made his DJ sets so distinctive and unique over the years, resulting in him becoming one of the most influential DJs in the UK dance scene. Done originally using record decks and a Revox reel to reel tape machine, the tradition continues and thrives in the present day with the whole new generation of laptop DJing and their fasciantion with 'edit culture'. GW would now like to share these 'ruff edits' with the wider DJ community.

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