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Gary Gecko was Inspired by the smoke and lights of London's original sweaty underground scene... Danny Rampling's "Shoom" at the fitness center in Southwark St, Lisa & Nancy's "Loud Noise" and "Future" at The Sound Shaft, with "Spectrum" Just next door at Heaven.... for Gary, it was exactly that!
Stick a couple of weeks in Ibiza in with all that, getting amongst it under the stars at Amnesia and he was hooked! The sounds of Chicago Acid House Trax, Mr Fingers, Marshall Jefferson, Adonis, Nightwriters & co, blending incredibly with the Balearic anthems of Enzo Avitabile, The Wooden Tops, The Residents and Thrashing Doves catapulted Gary straight into the record shops.
Music had no boundaries for Gary after that and he found himself experimenting expanding the limits of House music (Musically of Course) Partying was and still is his favourite pastime and with the amount that man was doing then, he listened to a lot of music and built up an unbelievable record collection fast!
After what Gary called "an 18 month apprenticeship", getting his foot in the door at all of the top clubs and outdoor venues in Tenerife, he decided it was time to head back and assault London's clubs....only this time, not just as a spectator! Close friends Blaine and Barry Ashworth (now with Dub Pistols ) had opened De Ja Vu records in Covent Garden. It was while playing in the shop that Gary met Darren Emmerson. They went on to be residents together for more than a year @ "Foreplay" in the Gass and "Naked Lunch" @ The Emporium.
From then on, Gary established himself more and more playing in various clubs and events around London and the UK before deciding it was too cold for him in London SE3 and time to broaden his horizons and head for sunnier climbs onto playing Ibiza, Monte Carlo, Brazil, Hong Kong, Bangkok, & of course not forgeting the famous parties at his infamous Gecko Bar on the tropical island of Koh Samui, Thailand!.........