Melbourne seems to be showcasing some immense talent in the electronic industry, and at the forefront of it stands Fabian Gray. He is no stranger to the main room, clearly stamping himself as one of the top DJ/Producer’s in the scene. His strong sense of professionalism and perfectionism are clearly demonstrated in his outstanding live shows, and also in his work in the studios. With a strong work ethic, Fabian has developed a strong reputation as one of Melbourne’s premier DJ’s and continues to impress crowds at every gig and keeps them coming back for more.
Fabian Gray’s style has changed progressively, from the time he entered the music scene until now. Beginning with a more electro/minimal feel to his tracks, he has progressed into the mainstream; producing main room hits with a progressive and vocal feel, all prerequisites to satisfy an energetic and youthful crowd. With an extensive list of studio artists he has worked alongside with, the list includes Zoe Badwi, Emanuele Mamo, Matt Caseli, Danny Freakazoid, Camille Jones , Chardy, Inaya Day, Tom Novy and Camille Jones.
Fabian has not only established himself as recognised DJ, but also as a respected producer, who incorporates progressive and electro synths – creating music that is not only good to dance to, but is full of emotion and can be measured against the world’s best.
Gray has had a reputable DJ’ing history playing both nationally and internationally. Headlining almost every big night in Melbourne’s nightclub scene; Gray is resident and headline act at Sorry Grandma Saturdays, Fashion Lounge Friday’s, and plays Lemon Squash Thursday, Element Lounge and Platform One, among others. Not only does Gray reach out to his local fans he is beginning to branch out interstate, playing at Shooters Nightclub in the Gold Coast. He is no stranger to events either, playing at the world renowned ‘Paint Party DayGlow’, headlining the Neverland NYE Party and A Day at the Beach Festivals in Adelaide. Internationally, Gray has played at various gigs in the United States; playing in Los Angeles, Orlando and also capping his USA tour off playing several gigs at the Winter Music Conference held in Miami.
There are many goals which are in Fabian’s sight at this point in time, one being to own his own record label which specialises in progressive house, and a plan which is currently in motion. He is deeply involved with his productions in his own, ‘Studio 380’, his personal studio well-equipped to meet the demands of the larger international DJ’s if they were to come to Melbourne and need a place to produce.Every DJ aspires to become a household name, Gray is not the exception. However, with serious credentials, some might say he is already halfway there. Instead of adhering to the status quo of what Producer/DJ’s are doing today, Gray creates his own unique sound. By combining electro and big vocals with a progressive house feel, he has created the sound of Fabian Gray but still hasn’t strayed too far from his European house roots’, managing to retain what keeps people coming back every weekend. His passion is obvious in his productions and live acts, making them both fresh and timeless.Drawing inspiration from the music of Pryda, Avicii, Olav Basoski, Hardwell and Nicky Romero to name a few, Gray has learnt from the best and has produced music which is grounded in mainstream House, but is still unequivocally Melbournian. Fabian Gray’s discography does not disappoint, boasting 46 releases on Beatport which is the world’s most recognized electronic music directory. The past twelve months have showcased some of the immense talent Gray possesses. Firstly, a collaboration with singer Emanuele Mamo that has become a huge dance floor hit, and has even received accolades by some of the world’s biggest DJ’s, most notably Tiesto. Quoted from Neon-Records “Fabian and Emanuele have created what is best described as ‘big mainroom house’ at its finest. Full of euro-influenced synths, uplifting chord progressions, epic builds & drops and a highly enchanting vocal”. The track had gained much exposure, pushing Gray’s name right into the world House Music Scene. Beside You had reached number fifteen on the aria charts and broke into the ‘top 100’ downloads on Beatport, where the competition is intense due to the fact producers are facing the likes of Tiesto, Axwell and Swedish House Mafia. It was signed onto seven European music labels and most notably ‘Spinnin Records’ which is owned by house music great Roger Sachez, also being featured on four compilations including the Ministry of Sound and OneLove electronic music compilations. 2011 gave him his next biggest hit, a remix of Accidents Happen by singer Zoe Badwi, which was produced with Emanuele. The remix broke into the “Top 10” in the aria charts, an amazing achievement not only for him, but for the electronic music industry also. Another great achievement for Gray was having his remix of Sign Your Name signed onto “Axtone” which is the label of House Music messiah Axwell.Things are looking up for this Melbournian artist, with backing by Neon-Records, Grant Smillie and promotions on Novanation, it seems like there isn’t anything that guy this can’t do.
Gray has not only established himself as recognised DJ, but also as a respected producer, who incorporates progressive and electro synths – creating music that is not only good to dance to, but is full of emotion and can be measured against the world’s best.