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  • Release Date 2004-04-05
  • Label Faya Combo
  • Catalog FAYAC008D2
Founded in 2002 by DJ Gregory, Faya Combo gets a new lease of life with the re-issue of those classic records coupled with some previously unreleased, rare, and more obscure cuts have been sourced and compiled, highlighting this sublime catalogue of work, while bringing it to the attention of a wider and more diverse audience.

French born DJ Gregory began his explorations into house music in the early 90s when he was making pilgrimages to New York City to soak up the city's music scene, bringing back with him the freshest dance music from the nucleus of American house. He made a name for himself as a DJ influenced by these imported beats, appearing regularly on Radio FG in collaboration with DJ Deep. Following several successful records in his fledgling production career, including his project Africanism with Bob Sinclar on Yellow Productions, Gregory set up Faya Combo as an outlet for his unique productions. Many releases from Faya Combo have striking Afro and Latin flavours, influences sustained by DJ Gregory's travels to Brazil and Angola to work with local artists in those regions.

Originally released in 2004, 'Solaris' featured the original and Dub versions. The shifty temperament of the tracks' snare and bold decisive kick drum are two staple elements that drive this percussive track forward. Pastaboys remix amps up the tempo with a captivating bounce in its beat. Alongside this is the Late Night Mix which originally appeared on the Defected presents Faya Combo compilation from 2008.

DJ Gregory 'Solaris'

1. DJ Gregory 'Solaris' (Main)
2. DJ Gregory 'Solaris' (Dub)
3. DJ Gregory 'Solaris' (Late Nite Mix)
4. DJ Gregory 'Solaris' (Pastaboys Remix)

Written by Gregory Darsa & Michael Tordjman
Produced by DJ Gregory 4 Faya Combo
Bass & Guitar by Marcelo Giuliani
Drums by Heel Epafou & Yleuz Beck
Mixed by J. Jabre & Gregory at Defrey Studio, Paris
Mastered at Dyam
Track 4 Remix & Additional Production by Pastaboys
Published by Faya Editions & Basic Like This Recordings
Track 1&2 P&C 2004 Faya Combo
Track 3 P&C 2007 Faya Combo
Track 4 P&C 2008 Faya Combo