Gez Varley first came to prominence in 1990 as one half (together with Mark Bell) of the ground breaking leeds based duo LFO. After their spilt in 96, Gez produced some real classics under his G-Man Alias like the G-Man Ep and the track Quo Vadis. The project developed organicly over the to year 1996 where an album and live work became part of a natural flow of events, resulting in ’96 with release of the cd album kushti. At the beginning of ’99, Gez moved to germany. he began to play more gigs in the Netherlands and Germany. Since G-Man moved to germany he has started a new record label with his girlfriend. the first released on GMR was in october 2000, with the volume one of the kinight trax. he also released the amazing album bayous paradis on force inc and do two remixes for the belgian duo bng, included on the atv2 album. from 2005-2008 a bunch of new tracks came out on WIR, i220 and his own imprint GMR.
Hi I’m Gez Varley (g-man), I’m 40 years old and have been making music pro for 21 years.I was one of the founding members of the electronic group “LFO” ,I was a member from 1989-1996…Mark bell is the only guy left doing it..(bjork producer ).I make techno music at the monent under the name g-man.
My intrest in music began when I was about 4 years old when my motherwould play “abba” on the radio while she cleaned the house…so I would dance around to them like a crazy kid.At the age of 8 me and my older brothers got “hooked” on heavy metalmusic…..“ac/dc,motorhead,saxon…judas priest …and so on.).By the age of 13 I got into early electro and hip hop music…so by the age of 16 I bought a cheap drum machine and started making beats…..
I have a lot of influences from many different things…in the early days it was “pink floyd” “brain eno” “kraftwerk” (we had the pleasure of working with karl bartos one time”….)..early electro stuff…def jam records, tommy boy….(who we also signed for)….then later on I really liked the sound of “red planet” “basic channel” chain reaction..”.“sative records” “sahkˆ records”…….and so on..
The main thing for me as a producer of music is to stay alive in the scene …its getting harder year by year……..
I’m working at the moment with several people….“t.p.heckmann”..frank kusserow…rob strobe and nadja lind…..all on different projects
Got a couple of gigs coming up in sept in “berghain” and suicide circus…..in berlin….
I play live for 1 hour..using new and old technology…..(akai mpc 4000) ( mac book pro) and a small mixer..
I’m into video games
Music is the biggest thing in my life…..and my music effects all different kinds of people…for example……I’ve had my music on tv adverts for “vw golf” “hummer car” and “xbox 360 “….so even if you dont like my music …you’ve proberly heard some of it at some point…
Sonor was the best fest that I played as g-man back in 2001 …..over 10 000 people…that was scary for me….lol..
I like to think that with my music its slightly different than other peoples….and that i have my own style…
I hate all this selling online music…and i hate all this illegal downloads….its almost the death of me……..i wish things could go back to how they were 15 years ago….vinly and cd..
y advice for anybody who is starting out in the biz is this…..“forget about it as a job” …do it for the fun and love of it…….there’s way too many people doing it now……….!
peace i’m out of here! g-man