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  • Release Date 2004-04-04
  • Label Faya Combo
  • Catalog FAYAC007D2
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.

'The Joburg Theme' is an intense, symphonic piece of house music with afro-beat bursts and a funky overlay, but ultimately driven by its billowing, cascading melody which paints the track's epic soundscape. Produced by DJ Gregory, 'The Joburg Theme' is a fine example of his remarkable production skills and unique ability to produce deeply rich colours in his music. Alongside the original and Dub Du Cerf mixes is the remix from Silvano Taunboq which originally appeared on the Defected presents Faya Combo compilation from 2008.


The Joburg Theme

1. DJ Gregory 'The Joburg Theme' (Main)
2. DJ Gregory 'The Joburg Theme' (Dub Du Cerf)
3. DJ Gregory 'The Joburg Theme' (Silvano Taunboq Remix)

Written by Gregory Darsa
Produced by DJ Gregory 4 Faya Combo
Bass & Guitar by Marcello Guilliani
Mixed by J. Jabre at Defrey Studio, Paris
Track 3 Remix & Additional Production by Silvano Taunboq
Mastered by Yves Delaunay
Published by Faya Editions
Track 1&2 2004 Faya Combo
Track 3 P&C 2007 Faya Combo