Greg Gow’s deep, groovy techno sound has evolved progressively since his days of playing house music in the early nineties. As a resident on York University’s CHRY 105.5 FM station in Toronto, Greg played alongside much respected house Djs Nick Holder and Mitch Winthrop.
While Greg Gow had established himself as a high-profile Dj in the Toronto house music circuit, his sound was rapidly evolving. Influenced by the sounds emerging from Detroit and Germany, by 1996 Greg had traded his smooth house sound for the dark atmospheric grooves of techno music.
In 1997 the rave scene was exploding across Toronto, and it quickly became the ideal environment for Greg to display his hard rhythmic tones and technical brilliance. Yet it was a fresh up-start techno production company, called Phryl, where Greg’s stature of one of the top techno Djs in Canada was solidified.
Playing packed ware-houses alongside international superstars such as Cari Lekebusch, Adam Beyer, Joel Mull, Gaetano Parisio, Derrick May, Stacey Pullen and James Ruskin. His sets for Phryl parties were regarded as brilliant and often overshadowed the top-billed acts he was playing with. Greg was now a major player in the dance music scene in Toronto, and while the scene was shifting from the warehouses to the more intimate club settings, Greg remained a staple in an ever-changing culture. The now booming club scene became Greg Gow’s new adopted home, moving the crowd in the same manner, and seeing him sharing bills alongside such dance music luminaries as Derrick Carter, Aril Brikha, Rolando and Richie Hawtin. While not one to stick to one format of the dance music culture. Greg has also become an accomplished and respected techno producer, releasing tracks on Seismic Detroit, Default, Zen, 2Wars and the legendary German techno label Tresor. Garnering spins from techno heavyweights DJ Rush, Umek, and Mateo Murphy. Greg is also the owner/operator of two international labels Restructured and Kombustion. Both labels feature his own music plus different leading artists from around the world, and have been spotted in the crates of many globe trotting djs like Steve Rachmad, Umek and Ben Sims.