Greg Corner is a Chicago based DJ, bass player, event producer, music programmer and artist consultant best known for his ability to throw successful events and spin eclectic music that people of all backgrounds love.
In 2012 Greg joined JBTV Music Television as Music Director, Executive Producer, and Host. Under Greg’s watch, JBTV has elevated its tradition of New Music Now by booking world renowned and breaking artists like Arctic Monkeys, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Fitz and the Tantrums, Hozier, Cage the Elephant, The Orwells, Echosmith, Tove Lo and many more. Since 1984, JBTV has been credited for launching the careers of many seminal musicians by giving Radiohead, Dave Mathews Band, Green Day, Oasis, Jeff Buckley, 30 Seconds From Mars, Fall Out Boy, The Smashing Pumpkins, and No Doubt their first North American television debut.
He came to be known as The President’s DJ in August of 2011, when he was invited to DJ President Barack Obama’s 50th Birthday party at Aragon Ballroom, playing alongside such notable musical guests as Herbie Hancock, OK GO, and Jennifer Hudson. After that success he was invited to DJ more political events for the First Lady Michelle Obama, Bill Clinton and for the entire Obama campaign staff on election night. In May of 2012, Greg founded Indie-Pendent Industries, an event and music consulting company based in Chicago, and has since personally performed at events sponsored by Google, Chevrolet, Budweiser, Diesel, All Saints, Vitamin Water and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Greg was launched into the music business when he started throwing underground house parties all around Chicagoland in the early 90’s. When he joined the Chicago-based electronic-rock group Kill Hannah in 1997 was when his music career took off.
Greg’s career as a DJ officially began in 2000, when he produced his first club night – Make Out Club – based around electronic and brit-rock music. Make Out Club was an immediate hit, and Greg soon found himself booking international DJs to fill out the roster, including electro-house pioneer Tommie Sunshine. Make Out Club had to be put aside in 2002 when Kill Hannah signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and the band began touring the U.S. extensively.
In 2005, Greg started Dark Wave Disco with Chicago DJs Trancid and Mark Gertz. Dark Wave Disco was one of the first indie-electro events in the country and it became a huge success fast. The Dark Wave Disco DJs went on to host events showcasing big name acts such as: Justice, MSTRKRFT, Digitalism, Steve Aoki, Felix Da Housecat, A-Trak and Uffie just name a few. In turn, Greg and his partners were invited to DJ some of the hottest parties around the globe. In 2009, Dark Wave Disco had the honor of performing the first year of Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza.
As Dark Wave Disco’s success grew, Greg continued to tour the world with his band Kill Hannah, all the while refining his taste for all genres of modern music. In 2010, Greg started two weekly DJ residencies in Chicago which in combination were a platform for Greg to showcase his eclectic taste, spinning pop, rock, indie, hip-hop, soul, disco and all forms of electronic music. At the same time, he began programming music for nightclubs and restaurants around the country, most notably Old Town Social (Chicago,IL) and Quality Social (San Diego,Ca).
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