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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ MICHAEL GRAY (THE WEEKEND)
Michael Gray (The Weekend) interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories™ # 002
On this edition of True House Stories we are joined with Michael Gray being interviewed by Lenny Fontana on the True House Stories Program. Michael takes the time to share with us his life as a teenager and how he found his love for soul and R&B music eventually making his life path in the music business.
He is responsible for many hit records including “Weekend” and all the remixes as one half of Full Intention. Listen to this Grammy Nominated Artist explain it all from the pitfalls to the successes. A great interview and a must watch.
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Biography Michael Gray (The Weekend)
British house producer Michael Gray strolls into the summer with his new single ‘Walk Into The Sun’ on Electrik Funk. He revisits the track after it featured on his 2007 ‘Analogue Is On’ artist album originally only available in Japan that due to contractual reasons never received a full release.
You can see why Michael wanted to revisit this gem when you hear Steve Edwards (Dirty Vegas), Shena, Xavier & Detroit dance royalty Ann Saunderson all raising the temperature on vocal duties.
The single shines brightly once again with Full Intention, Kizzmo & Focus providing the re-works. Very early DJ support has come in from Kaiserdisco, Philippe Zdar (Cassius), Tedd Patterson, Jean Paul Ghetto & Joyce Muniz to name a few and with it already a Traxsource Top 10 entry it’s easy to see and hear this becoming a SS16 anthem. ‘WALK INTO THE SUN’ is officially release on May 20th 2016.
Michael Gray is one of the most respected and in-demand artists currently on the global dance music scene. he enjoyed worldwide success on the back of his massive single The Weekend feat Shena reaching #7 in the UK and # 1 in Poland. It took the enjoyed similar chart success around the world.
The single’s crossover appeal was cemented when it was used in a number of television commercials, including Honda Cars, the BBC’s Football Focus commercials and just recently in Ugly Betty. Appearances on dozens of compilation releases were the icing on the cake for one of 2004′s biggest tunes…
His second single Borderline feat Shelly Poole again being embraced by both club land and daytime radio, went straight to #12 in the UK charts as the week’s highest new entry. His other singles include Somewhere Beyond featuring Steve Edwards.
His last single is called “Missing You” and forthcoming single with Ann Saunderson, Shena & Xavier is called “Walk into the Sun” Michael co wrote and produced for the band Portobella (Luciana) and landed an album deal with Island Records. He then went on to produce and co write (with James Winchester) for Shena’s solo single “Electro Sexual”. This was used on the film ‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’.
Other writing and production credits are with Danielle Senior, Penny Foster, Errol Reid, Kenny Thomas, Decree (Femi Santiago) and new artist Maddy. He has just completed an album with Midnight Mystery Club. The accomplished producer, DJ and remixer has enjoyed Grammy-nominated success alongside Jon Pearn as world renowned production and remix duo Full Intention; There recent productions have been for top dance labels Defected, OFF, Simma Black, Suara, Toolroom, Rebirth and there own label Full intention Recordings.
In March 2016 they were no.1 on Traxsource for the 3 weeks with their project Soul Asylum ‘Who do you love’ on Low Steppas Simma Black label.
The pair have secured a seemingly non-stop string of successful releases and remixes, escalating the twosome to true global status. They produced numerous huge club and charts hits, nearly all of them becoming all-time classics.
Their discography includes such great tunes, like “I Love America”, “I’ll Be Waiting”, Duke “So in love with you”, “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” and Sex-o-Sonique “I Thought It Was You”, to name but a few.
Full Intention have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, like Paloma Faith, Dominica, Jamiroquai, Whitney Houston, Barbara Tucker, Frankie Knuckles, Ella Henderson, Ultra Nate, Robert Owens, Inner City & Purple Disco Machine and not to forget the Grammy nomination for their remix of George Michael’s “Amazing”.
Biography Full Intention
Full Intention duo Michael Gray and Jon Pearn need no introductions. Spreading their dominating sound for the last 15 years they have been a pioneering force on the global dance music scene. The pair have secured a seemingly non-stop string of successf..
They produced numerous huge club and charts hits, nearly all of them becoming all-time classics. Their discography includes such great tunes, like “I Love America”, “I’ll Be Waiting (with Shena), “Spanish Hustle”, “Everybody Loves The Sunshine” and Sex-o-sonique “I Thought It Was You”, to name but a few.
Full Intention have worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, like Paloma Faith, Duke (So in love with you), Jamiroquai, Whitney Houston, Barbara Tucker, Mood 2 Swing, Ella Henderson, Brandy, Ultra Nate, Aly-us, Fish go Deep, Inner City & DJ Anna and not to forget the Grammy nomination for their remix of George Michael’s “Amazing”. So no wonder their innovating sound had a huge impact on the whole scene and influenced many other big producers.
Michael Gray and Jon Pearn are enjoying their success with a string of strong releases and DJ sets for labels like Defected, Simma Black, Off Recordings, Suara, BluFin, Rebirth and their own label Full Intention Recordings.