Gary D.

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Gerald Malke
Also known as Azimuth, Bazztard, Daywalker, Dub Daddy, Gerald Malke, Kinetic Crew
Born 1963
Origin Germany
Died 1 September 2016 (aged 52)
Genres Trance, Hard Trance, Acid, Techno, Hardstyle
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ
Years active 1980–2016
Labels D.Traxx, Tunnel Records, Bonzai Records
Website http://www.garyd.de/

Gerald Malke (5 December 1963 – 1 September 2016),[1] known professionally as Gary D, was a German trance/hardstyle producer and DJ, known for the trance compilations "D.Trance".

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Gary D. started out playing as a DJ at the age of 16 in 1980. In his first years, he mostly played Black Music. It wasn't until 1988 when Gary D. started to get more involved with electronic such as, Techno and House, which in the same year he released his first single "Ecstasy" under alias "Acid Syndrome". As a DJ, Gary D. performed quite often at a club called 'Unit Club' from 1988 up until its closure in 1994. He later moved to another club called 'Tunnel', which hosted most of the German and International events like, Mayday, Love Parade, and Energy.[1]

As a trance producer and DJ[edit]

In 1991, Gary D. released his first trance EP, "Identity E.P." with five singles it and was released on Container Records, which he released many singles on the label before being switching to Tunnel & Bonzai Records. Under Bonzai, Gary released two well known Hard Trance anthems, "Kinetic Pressure" and "Overload".

In late 1995, he and two others from PIAS Recordings Germany came up with an idea to create a trance compilation, which came out to be "D.Trance", which grew into a big success. Gary D. released more than 40 D.Trance compilations as of 2009. Gary added a third disc, which compiled all the tracks from the first discs into one mix. From 1996 to 2016, he also released five solo albums. In 2000, he created "D. Techno" a harder style compilation.

Shift to hardstyle[edit]

In 2001, Gary took a different direction with his career, and started to release more techno, and adopted hardstyle kind of music to his DJ sets. From 2003-2005 he played in many gigs in the Netherlands and played in large venues with up to 25,000 people.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • WORKS, 1995, CONTAINER RECORDS, GARY D. PROJECT SAMPLER
  • BANG!, 1997, DJ`S PRESENT
  • D.SIGNALS, 1999, DJ`S PRESENT
  • STRIKE!!!, 2001, DJ`S PRESENT
  • FOUR, 2004, EDM

12" singles[edit]

  • IDENTITTY E.P., 1991, CONTAINER RECORDS
  • 93 E.P., 1993, CONTAINER RECORDS
  • OH JA BITTE, 1993, CONTAINER RECORDS
  • SLAMMIN`, 1994, CONTAINER RECORDS
  • SLAMMIN`(REMIXES), 1994, CONTAINER RECORDS
  • ANAL INTRUDER E.P., 1994, RADIKAL RECORDS – US RELEASE
  • LOVE IS AN OCEAN, 1995, CONTAINER RECORDS PROMO ONLY RELEASE
  • ANAL INTRUDER, 1995, EVOLVER RECORDS
  • ICE MACHINE HEAD, 1995, EVOLVER RECORDS
  • KINETIC PRESSURE, 1996, BONZAI RECORDS, BELGIUM
  • TIMEWARP, 1996, BONZAI RECORDS, BELGIUM
  • D.TRANCE ANTHEM, 1996, DJ`S PRESENT
  • CAN`T DO WITHOUT IT, 1997, DJ`S PRESENT
  • TAKE CONTROL, 1997, DJ`S PRESENT
  • PARADISE E.P., 1997, BIT MUSIC, SPAIN
  • DONNERGOTT, 1999, DJ`S PRESENT
  • STEP FORWARD, 1999, DJ`S PRESENT
  • DIE HERDPLATTE 2000°, 2000, DJ`S PRESENT
  • SPRINGWORLD 2001, 2000, DJ`S PRESENT
  • MY HOUZZE, 2001, DJ`S PRESENT
  • ELEVATE YOUR MIND, 2002, DJ`S PRESENT
  • D.TRANCE ANTHEM 2002, 2002, DJ`S PRESENT
  • B.A.S.S. KICK DOWN, 2003, EDM
  • RAISE YOUR HANDS, 2004, EDM
  • FOUR IZ THE NUMBER, 2004, EDM
  • STUPID MUTHAFUCKAZ, 2006, DTRAXX RECORDINGS
  • GOOD SHIT, 2007, DTRAXX RECORDINGS
  • HARDSTYLEBASS, 2007, DTRAXX RECORDINGS
  • HIGHER STATE OF HAPPINESS, 2008, TUNNEL RECORDS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Die deutsche DJ-Legende ist gestorben". www.gala.de. 2016-09-04. Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  2. ^ "Gary D. - D.Trance 45 (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2016-09-04.