Point G, aka DJ Gregory (Darsa) has been one of the greatest influencers in the French House music scene.
With a career spanning two decades, Gregory Darsa has long since earned his place within the canon of French electronic music originators alongside Daft Punk, Laurent Garnier, Air, St Germain, et al. An ability to stay ahead of the curve, testament to his aesthetic and an uncompromising musical vision, is the reason for both the level of demand for his recordings and the long queues for his shows at Fabric, DC10, Panorama Bar, Bloop, and beyond.
After a long hiatus, Point G announced he was coming back, re-releasing some of his classic material through the new generation. Gregory resurrected his Point G guise in 2013; his early Point G tracks such as ‘Chicken Coma’, ‘Underwater’, and ‘Hands’ from the late 1990s having achieved cult status during the 2000s (during which time he was busy defining a second era of French house music with his collaborative Africanism project and then his own Faya Combo imprint). The likes of Loco Dice, D’Julz, and Dan Ghenacia, had asked him repeatedly about bringing back the alias, as the original Point G tracks had rarely left their sets.
After one such party in Amsterdam, Ghenacia asked Gregory if he could re-issue ‘Underwater’ as the first release on the new Apollonia imprint, and Darsa agreed. The reaction amongst DJs (and sales for the release), were immense. Point G was reborn. Since then, anything bearing the Point G moniker has been eagerly snapped up by record shop selectors and vinyl purists, and hammered in the club by the likes of Apollonia, Ricardo Villalobos, Jamie Jones, and many more.
The French stalwart is now set to release ‘The Point G Experience’; a full DJ mix and an unmixed collection, and contains his much sought after vinyl-only EPs alongside new material. ‘The Point G Experience’ – both mixed and unmixed – is an opportunity to hear Darsa’s works in ‘long-form’ for the first time. The intricate arrangements and continuity between the individual tracks make this a superlative listening experience, something to be treasured by fans and anyone who’s slept on the EP series.
‘The Point G Experience’ tracklist:
1. Try To Fight
2. Chicken Coma
3. Sous Pression
6. The Call