Michael Gray (DJ)
|Origin||Dumbarton West Dunbartonshire|
|Genres||Dance, disco, club, house|
|Occupations||DJ, record producer|
|Instruments||music sequencer, samplers, drum machine|
|Labels||Altra Moda Music|
|Associated acts||Full Intention, Maria Lawson, Shelly Poole, Steve Edwards|
In 2004, Gray began issuing records under his own name, the first being "The Weekend", a worldwide hit in late that year. It peaked at #7 in the UK Singles Chart when licenced through UMTV on Eye Industries, and also notched up over 20,000 plays on the radio. In the United States, "The Weekend" was a Top 10 hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2005, where it was released on Ultra Records. It featured in a Honda commercial and also in the Ugly Betty episode, "Sofia's Choice", in 2007.
The follow-up to "The Weekend" was "Borderline" featuring vocals from Shelly Poole, formerly of Alisha's Attic, released on 24 July 2006. The track peaked at #3 on the ARIA Club Chart and at #12 on the UK Singles Chart. An album, Analog Is On, was released briefly only in Japan. A third single, "Somewhere Beyond", peaked at #5 on the Australian ARIA Club Chart.
Gray's other productions include: Full Intention's "I Believe In You" (2005), 'Hi Fashion' with Maria Lawson, "Whatcha Gonna Do" (2005). 'Miami Ice' "Better Than Perfect" (2005), 'Robot Man' "Ready for This" featuring Nanchang Nancy (2008). "Ready for This" was #5 on the UK Club Chart, and #1 on the UK Upfront Club Chart.
His most recent production include: Full Intention's "Once In A Lifetime" (2009), Michael Gray, Paul Harris, Kid Massive & Sam Obernik 'Home' (2010), Michael Gray, Paul Harris & Jon Pearn feat. Amanda Wilson "Caught up" (2010), Michael Gray, Jon Pearn, Rob Roar & Cassandra Fox 'Lights Down Low'. (2010). In 2010, Gray appeared at Belgrade Arena DJ-ing alongside David Guetta. He also played DJ sets in Poland, Germany, The Philippines, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Georgia. In 2011, Gray announced new singles and new remixes as solo artist and as one half of Full Intention.
- Analog Is On (2007) (Japan only)
|Year||Single||Peak chart positions||Album|
|2004||"Whatcha Gonna Do" (featuring Maria Lawson)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||193||Singles only|
|2006||"Borderline" (featuring Shelly Poole)||49||63||52||—||42||42||78||75||12|
|2007||"Somewhere Beyond" (featuring Steve Edwards)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008||"Ready for This" (featuring Nanchang Nancy)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011||"Piece of You" (featuring Laura Kidd)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012||"Can't Wait for the Weekend" (featuring Roll Deep)||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|