Michael Gray (DJ)

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Michael Gray
Born (1979-12-04) December 4, 1979 (age 34)
Origin Scotland Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Genres Dance, disco, club, house
Occupation(s) DJ, record producer
Instruments music sequencer, samplers, drum machine
Years active 2003–present
Labels Altra Moda Music
Associated acts Full Intention, Maria Lawson, Shelly Poole, Steve Edwards

Michael Gray (born December 4, 1979) is a British DJ and house music producer. He is also half of the dance music production and remixing duo Full Intention.[1]

Career[edit]

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[2] 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.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Analog Is On (2007) (Japan only)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
AUS AUT BEL
(Vl)
FIN GER IRE NED SWI UK
[2]
2004 "Whatcha Gonna Do" (featuring Maria Lawson) 193 Singles only
"The Weekend" 6 49 11 19 22 22 12 49 7
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMO Records. "Michael Gray Biography", IMO Records' Retrieved on 14 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 235. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.