Gusto is the alias of U.K. house DJ/producer Ed Gusto, who scored a massive international club smash in 1995-1996 with "Disco's Revenge." Born Ed Green and based stateside in New Jersey, he is primarily a DJ rather than a producer, despite being chiefly known for "Disco's Revenge." Based on a sample from Harvey Mason's "Groovin' You," "Disco's Revenge" was originally released in 1995 on Bumble Beats Records and was remixed by Tom Moulton and Deep Dish, among others. Within a year's time, the club smash had caught on internationally, getting licensed for release by Manifesto (a subsidiary of Mercury Records) in the U.K., Do It Records (an affiliate of WEA Music) in France, Central Station in Australia, and Hi-Bias Records in Canada; plus, it was licensed for use on innumerable compilations and mix albums. Gusto released a couple additional productions ("Let's All Chant," 1996; "Headbanging Music," 1997), but failed to rival the success of his debut release. Roughly a decade later, "Disco's Revenge" was revived as "Disco's Revenge 2008" by Freemasons, one of the U.K.'s top remixers. The remake was released by the U.K. label All Around the World and, thanks to the support of influential DJs such as Pete Tong, became a club smash. The revival of "Disco's Revenge" also revived the career of Gusto, whose DJ profile benefited greatly from the media recognition. ~ Jason Birchmeier

    Trenton, NJ
  • BORN
    28 Jul 1971

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