Michael Gray (DJ)

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Michael Gray
Born (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 39)
OriginCroydon, London, England
GenresDance, disco, club, house
Occupation(s)DJ, record producer
Instrumentskeyboard, synthesizer, music sequencer, samplers, drum machine
Years active2002–present
LabelsAltra Moda Music
Associated actsFull Intention, Maria Lawson, Shelly Poole, Steve Edwards

Michael Anthony Gray (born 25 July 1979), better known as Michael Gray, is a British DJ and house music producer. He is also half of the dance music production and remixing duo Full Intention.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 2004, Michael 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 licensed 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. In 2007, 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 2000s 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. In 2009, with the new label Full Intention Records, he released Full Intention's "Once In A Lifetime", "I Will Follow" and "Forever".

His early 2010s productions include: 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. In 2011, Gray announced new singles and new remixes as solo artist and as one half of Full Intention. In 2011, he released a single called "Remember" with Marco Lys. In 2013, He released another single with Marco Lys called "The Underground". In 2013, he released under the name MGNY a single called "My World" featuring the vocalist NY.

With Full Intention, the most popular tracks he released recently were "Keep Pushing" in 2016 and "I Miss You" in 2017. In 2016, Michael Gray released new versions of his hit "Walk Into The Sun", notably with a Full Intention remix. In 2018, Full Intention made a remix of David Penn's song featuring Lisa Millett entitled "Join Us".

In 2018, Michael Gray released a single intilted "Keep Moving On", featuring the vocalists Kimberley Brown and Shirley Marie Graham.

Michael Gray played DJ sets in many countries, notably in Poland, Germany, The Philippines, Australia, Russia, Brazil, Georgia, Spain and The Netherlands.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Analog Is On (2007)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
[2]
AUS AUT BEL FIN GER IRE NED SWI
2004 "Whatcha Gonna Do" (featuring Maria Lawson) 193 Singles only
"The Weekend" 7 14 49 11 19 22 22 29 49
2006 "Borderline" (featuring Shelly Poole) 12 49 63 52 42 42 78 75
2007 "Somewhere Beyond" (featuring Steve Edwards) 86
2008 "Ready for This" (featuring Nanchang Nancy)
2011 "Piece of You" (featuring Laura Kidd)
2012 "Can't Wait for the Weekend" (featuring Roll Deep)
2013 "My World" (featuring NY)
2016 "Walk Into The Sun" (featuring Ann Saunderson)
2018 "Keep Moving On" (featuring Kimberley Brown and Shirley Marie Graham)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Selected Remixes[edit]

  • 2004 Scape feat D´Empress - Be My Friend
  • 2005 Yanou - Sun Is Shining
  • 2007 Splittr - All Alone
  • 2008 Cicada - Beautiful
  • 2008 Priors - What You Need
  • 2008 Danism - Strike
  • 2009 Gary Go - Open Arms
  • 2009 Visage - Fade to Grey
  • 2010 Izzy Stardust, Dumb Dan - Looking Out For A Bigger Love
  • 2010 Valeriya - All That I Want
  • 2010 Cee Lo Green - It's OK
  • 2011 Sterling Void - Runaway Girl
  • 2012 Tara McDonald - Give Me More
  • 2013 Kamaliya - Love Me Like
  • 2015 Electronic Youth - Be Right There

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Gray Biography". IMO Records. Archived from the original on 3 August 2012. Retrieved 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.