Greg Oleksevic aka DJ Wary was born in Poland in 1983. From the tender age of 16, electronic music has been at the core of Gregs’ world.
His first encounter with the music industry was in 1998, when he got a job working for DeeJay Music Mag in southern Poland. He began to experiment with techno music from that early age and soon it became the driving force in his young life. Greg started DJing with CDs in 1999 but after just 1 year in 2000 he realised the vinyl was the way forward.
His first residencies were in 2002 in Starowka
and his university’s affiliated student club, both in Cieszyn city. That same year, he set up his own booking agency for electronic music called PLUR Music Promotions.
Through the agency he began to promote more and more artists and getting his own personal vision out into the clubs of southern Poland and soon had his own special crowd.
In 2002 and 2003, he began to co-operate with other booking agencies to try to corner the market and get his music out to general public, while retaining a unique sound.
After being offered the opportunity to promote the
biggest ever open air party for electronic music in Tychy called GIN TONIC, the electronic music
cliche really opened up for Greg and leading on from that, he went on to host a residency in Pretekst club in Tychy.
This set the stage for Greg crowning achievement to date. He succeeded in getting his music onto the main stage @ Club Kanty - one of the most important clubs in Poland for electronic music in December 2003 at ‘The Meeting of the Best Polish DJs’, performing a main stage set.
He built on his success and new found popularity, and
was resident in several others clubs and did guest sets at many festivals in Poland throughout 2004.
Like the way most people start off playing electronic music in Ireland, Greg played where the people were: open air rave parties, house parties and wherever else was available when you aren’t well known yet. But things began to change............
Within the Polish community Greg began to make his
name known. He opened at ‘Polished’ opening night at the Turks Head in Temple Bar (new life). He was invited by John Gibbons from Spin 103.8 to Project ‘DOM’, the first big project for the Polish community in Ireland with big other Polish names on the line up, supported by 4FunTv (main clubbing channel in Poland) at The Vaults.
He was subsequently invited by Brian Taaffe to Project Revolution in which he supported Dave The Drummer and Lucca.
From 2005-2007 Greg had residencies in many venues:
- CIRCLE and Electro Mint at Karma (with Dr Smile)
- INTEGRATION at Spirit
- Revolution and DOM at The Vaults (with Brian
Taaffe and John Gibbons)
- Frazers Basement – Circle
- Ocean Café – Basspressure (with Gabi Kardos)
- BBL – a well known Polish party place in south
- Since 2007 Greg has been known as a DJ by his full name Greg Oleksevic, promoting a vibrant party scene amongst the Polish community,
introducing DJs like, Dr. Smile (house), Gabi
Kardos (electro/techno), Adriano K – (minimal /
electro) to PLUR Music Promotion Collective.
In 2007/8 PLUR Music Promotion Collective through the stewardship of Greg Oleksevic branched out and
created ISI (Irish Party Service) for Polish in Ireland, (www.isi.fora.pl).
Greg himself headlined at many gigs throughout
the country. He played also in Northern Ireland and regularly back in Poland where he maintained his grass roots.
He had 2 tours IRL vs PL, in October- November 2007 with Brian Taaffe, and April-May 2008 as a solo headliner.
At present, in partnership with his brother Adam (DJ Lesar), another accomplished DJ back home in
Poland, they are concentrating on a new project with 2 DJs playing on 4 decks called GA Compound with digital releases due out this year.
This and upcoming projects will be put together
using the best of modern music technology and much
more to come.