Grant Nelson

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Grant Nelson
Also known asWishdokta
BornApril 1971 (1971-04) (age 51)
London, England
OriginLondon, England
GenresHouse, UK garage, drum and bass, breakbeat hardcore, happy hardcore
Years active1986–present
LabelsSwing City Records, Nice 'N' Ripe

Grant Nelson (born April 1971 in London),[1] also known as Wishdokta, Bump & Flex and N'n'G, is an English DJ, remixer and record producer.[2] In the 1990s, inspired by producers such as Masters at Work, MK and Eddie Perez, he played an important role in the development of the UK garage genre, being heralded as the "Godfather of UK Garage".[3][1][4]

In 2013, Nelson appeared alongside many other garage pioneers in a documentary exploring the legacy of UK garage, Rewind 4Ever: The History of UK Garage.[5]

Hit singles on the UK charts as Bump & Flex include "Long Time Coming" (UK #73, UK Dance #3) and "Got Myself Together" (UK #84, UK Dance #3),[6] and as one half of N'n'G, he scored a No. 12 and No. 1 Dance hit with "Right Before My Eyes" in 2000.

Popular Bump & Flex remixes include Mis-Teeq's "B with Me" (UK #5), James Brown's "Funk on Ah Roll" (UK #40, UK Dance #1), Indo's "R U Sleeping" (UK #31, UK Dance #3)[7] and the Steppers Dub of Nelson's "Step 2 Me" (featuring Jean McClain; UK #92, UK Dance #7).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "RA: Grant Nelson". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  2. ^ Flick, Larry (8 August 1998). "Dance Trax". Billboard. Retrieved 20 January 2011.
  3. ^ Urban, Rees (6 April 2011). "Grant Nelson: The 5 Magazine Interview".
  4. ^ "Exclusive Interview with Grant Nelson | Siam2nite". Siam2nite.com.
  5. ^ "Todd Edwards, Wookie and more to appear in documentary exploring the legacy of UK garage – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music". Factmag.com. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  6. ^ "BUMP & FLEX | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com.
  7. ^ "INDO | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com.
  8. ^ "GRANT NELSON FT JEAN MCCLAIN | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Officialcharts.com.

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