As a teenager in the late 80’s in Denver Colorado, Greg Eversoul grew up listening to new wave, hip-hop and rock music. In 1991 after hearing local DJs like Hani and John Chamie drop records such as Inner City’s “Good Life” and Soul 2 Soul’s “Back 2 Life,” he was inspired to begin a journey that would lead him into underground music. He started attending Denver’s early warehouse parties and taking weekend trips to Los Angeles to experience the parties in bigger cities. On one such trip, Greg heard a set by west coast legend Doc Martin and it forever changed his concept of electronic music.
Greg started his DJ career in 1992 at Denver’s Fab Afterhours parties alongside DJ Hipp-e, who is a major influence on his sound to this day. It did not take long before Greg was playing at raves and club events across the US. His dynamic techy house sets landed him sets along side Ritchie Hawtin, Louie Vega, Sasha, The Chemical Brothers, and many others. Rocking dance floors from Seoul to Montreal, Riga to Miami, and from New York to Paris, Greg finally planted down in San Francisco where he held residencies at 1015 Folsom, Ruby Skye and The End Up.
In 2010 Greg returned to Denver to join forces with long time friend and fellow DJ/Producer Hipp-e as part of the ROOTS Collective. Their collaboration has lead to the release of tracks like ‘To Be Free’ on Tenampa and ‘Truth In Depth’ on 5 and Dime. In 2015 he had the guest mix on John Digweed’s Transitions radio show, one of the world’s most successful dance music shows, broadcast across 45 countries to a staggering weekly audience of 14 million. The future sees more remixes on FADE and a new solo EP on Mr.C’s Superfreq label coming early 2017. Greg has quickly become known for his unique sounds in the studio and as a DJ, he continues to deliver amazing sets to the masses.
Greg has played along side the best Dj’s in the world including: Richie Hawtin Sasha, John Digweed, Steve Lawler, Lee Burridge, Pete Heller, Terry Francis, Clive Henry, Jan Krueger, Josh Wink, Hipp-E, Murk, Josh Wink, The Orb, Chemical Brothers, Mr.C, Dj Dan, Mark Farina, Doc Martin, Jeno, Halo, Little Louie Vega, Dj Pierre And many, many more..
We caught up with Eversoul as he prepares for his debut at West Coast Weekender.
What made you want to DJ?
I’ve always been super into music from a young age and I wasn’t a musician but wanted to find a way to express myself and play music.
What was the first track you bought specifically to DJ with?
No idea. Early ones are Gat Decor Passion, The Bouncer ‘Kicks Like a Mule’ come to mind as well as Swing Kids on Nervous
Everybody wants to be a DJ these days. What ignites your passion to continue, despite the competitiveness within club culture?
It’s a shame it’s become so easy and affordable to do but… now more people know what I do. it’s the funnest thing ever.
If you could go back in time and be involved in the club scene of any era, when would this be and why?
It would have been amazing to experience the Paradise Garage and also the early days in Ibiza
If you could go B2B with any DJ on the planet, who would it be and where?
Laurent Garnier, the Rex in Paris.
What was the last tune that was stuck in your head before this interview?
David Bowie ‘Lady Stardust’
If you could have made any of the the records you have played which one would it be and why?
Nervous Acid.. The best acid track of time
What’s your musical guilty pleasure? – Don’t be shy.
hmmm… It's all good stuff, in it’s own place and time.