An undisputed linchpin of the scene, Mr. G aka Colin McBean, has been relentlessly crafting his own uniquely rugged brand of House & Techno for over two decades. From early beginnings as part of the now infamous ‘KCC’, to forming acclaimed Techno outfit ‘The Advent’ alongside Cisco Ferreira; several times over McBean has witnessed the rise and fall of clubland trends, experienced career triumphs and overcome personal tribulations, but he’s still here and more prolific than ever.

A work-rate unrivalled by even the most seasoned dance music producer – Mr. G’s solo endeavours, notching up well over 80 releases, alongside a remix portfolio that encompasses Ben Sims, Carl Craig and Roger Sanchez, firmly cements him as one of the most highly-revered House & Techno faces of all time. Celebrated by his peers for his work in the studio and on stage, Mr. G has been instrumental in the development of a sound that has continuously evolved whilst still retaining his own definitive stamp on the genre.

Under various monikers, McBean’s sound has emerged via a series of influential labels such as: Defected, Don’t Be Afraid, REKIDS and of course, his very own Phoenix G imprint. With no red light in sight, McBean’s foot remains pressed full-throttle, the release of his new album ‘Personal Moments’ imminent on Phoenix G – the first full-length output from the label. Following on from the REKIDS endorsed ‘Retrospective’ in 2013, a comprehensive anthology of Mr. G’s most powerful material up to that point, ‘Personal Moments’ brings together a thunderous collection of raw, anologue-fired beats. His ability to transform the linear nature of traditional Techno rhythms in to funky, groove-laden dancefloor weapons sets a precedent; Mr. G enters a new league.


And just in case you were wondering, Mr. G’s live set is something of a marvel too. His self-proclaimed “caveman-style” sees him obliterate any and all expectation, quite literally demonstrating the art of performance in front of the audience’s very eyes. Renowned for his dancing, McBean’s moves behind the decks are just as strong as the beats, and If you still need convincing, Red Bull Music Academy proudly featured Mr. G in their ’10 Best Boiler Room Sets’ of all time –that’s some serious credentials.