Gary D.

Real Name:
Gerald Malke
born Dec 5th, 1963, died September 1st, 2016 due to a pulmonary embolism.

Gary D was an alias used by Gerald Malke a German trance/hardstyle producer and DJ. He started out DJ-ing at the age of 16 in 1980. The first years it was all about black music and stuff like that. In 1988, the summer of love and first contacts with House and Acid music definitely changed Gary’s style, he wanted to play at the Clubs. Hamburg based Gary got more and more involved in the House and Techno scene and started playing in a well known Club called 'Unit Club' in which he played night after night till 1994. After the 'Unit Club' had closed its doors, he moved to the 'Tunnel'.

This was the breakthrough for Gary, as it was for the 'Tunnel' Club too. He started to play more and more nationwide with big success, not only at the 'Tunnel' but also at most of the biggest German and international events like 'Mayday', 'Love Parade', 'Energy' and in many famous Clubs all over Europe.

Since 1995 he also constantly played in Switzerland in clubs like 'Alcatraz' and 'Oxa', as well as big events like 'Goliath'. At the present time Gary performes a lot of gigs in Holland, one of the biggest to mention here was 'Qlimax 2002' in the 'Thialf Stadium' (Heerenveen) in front of a crowd of 20.000 people.

Eversince Gary started playing Techno and Trance music he also produced tracks by himself. After his first single 'Acid Syndrome-Ecstasy' was launched in 1988, he started working on the first Gary D single. It turned out to be an E.P. with five tracks on it. The 'Identity E.P.' which was released on 'Container Records', a Hamburg based label, for which he produced a number of other singles and E.P.’s until he broke up with the label in 1994.

After splitting up with 'Container', Gary released a lot of stuff on 'Tunnel Records', before he signed at 'Bonzai Records' which has always been one of his favorite labels. For 'Bonzai' Gary produced famous tracks like 'Kinetic Pressure' and 'Overload' two Hard Trance Anthems until present.

The name Gary D. grew for a synonym for hard and pumping Trance & Techno.

Gary D. passed away at the age of 52 due to lung embolism.


533 717-2 Gary D. - Works album art Gary D. Works (Album) Evolver, Metronome 533 717-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PIASD 2018 CD Gary D. - Bang! album art Gary D. Bang! (Album) DJs Present PIASD 2018 CD Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PIASD 2039 CD Gary D. - D-Signals album art Gary D. D-Signals (Album) DJs Present PIASD 2039 CD Germany 1999 Sell This Version
DJP 2077 CD Gary D. - Strike !!! album art Gary D. Strike !!!(CD, Album, Copy Prot. + CD, Enh) DJs Present DJP 2077 CD Germany 2001 Sell This Version
EDM: 47148-2 Gary D. - Four album art Gary D. Four (Album) EDM EDM: 47148-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
59740022 DIG Gary D. - The Sixth album art Gary D. The Sixth (Album) DJs Present 59740022 DIG Germany 2009

Singles & EPs

CR 02 Gary D. - Identity E.P. album art Gary D. Identity E.P. (EP) Container Records Hamburg CR 02 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
TSX 189 Gary D. - Oh Ja Bitte album art Gary "138" D.* Oh Ja Bitte (Single) Container Records Hamburg TSX 189 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
CR 16 Gary D. - Vol. 1 album art Gary D. & Martink pres. Monoliner Gary D. & Martink pres. Monoliner - Vol. 1 Container Records (3) CR 16 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CR 14 Gary D. & Martink Pres. Monoliner Gary D. & Martink Pres. Monoliner - Untitled Album(2x12", W/Lbl) Container Records Hamburg CR 14 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CR 12 Gary D. - 93 album art Gary '138' D.* 93(12") Container Records Hamburg CR 12 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
853171-1 Gary D. - Slammin' (Cut The Midrange) album art Gary 138 D* Slammin' (Cut The Midrange) (Maxi, EP) Container Records (3), Metronome 853171-1 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
EDM50062 Gary D. - Black Arrows album art Gollum* & Gary D. Gollum* & Gary D. - Black Arrows (EP, Single) EDM EDM50062 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
LTMS 0006 Gary D. - Die Herdplatte album art Timo Maas & Gary D. Timo Maas & Gary D. - Die Herdplatte (Single, Maxi) LiTime Records LTMS 0006 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
EDM 41891 Gary D. - Ignition / Terra Magica album art Gary D* & Arne L II* Present Airtribe Gary D* & Arne L II* Present Airtribe - Ignition / Terra Magica (Single) EDM EDM 41891 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
CR 36 Gary D. Love Is An Ocean(12", Promo) Container Records (3) CR 36 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
575 639-2 Gary D. - Ice Machine Head album art Gary D. Ice Machine Head (Maxi) Metronome 575 639-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
EDM50082, 35247 Gary D. - Sunflower album art Gary D. & Arne L II* Present: Airtribe Gary D. & Arne L II* Present: Airtribe - Sunflower (Maxi) EDM EDM50082, 35247 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
74321-368342, BR96113 Gary D. - Kinetic Pressure album art Gary D. Kinetic Pressure (Maxi) Bonzai Records, BMG 74321-368342, BR96113 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
evv 05 Gary D. - Anal Intruder album art Gary D. Anal Intruder (EP) Evolver evv 05 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
DPR - 16 - MX Gary D. - Dream Waves Remix / Journey Of Love Remix album art Marco Bailey & Gary D. / Hitch-Hiker & Dumont* Marco Bailey & Gary D. / Hitch-Hiker & Dumont* - Dream Waves Remix / Journey Of Love Remix(12") Dancer Planet Record DPR - 16 - MX Spain 1996 Sell This Version
BR 97127 Gary D. - Timewarp album art Gary D. Timewarp (Maxi) Bonzai Records BR 97127 Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
PIASD 2023 CD, 556.2023.22 Gary D. - Take Control album art Gary D. Take Control (Maxi) PIAS Germany, DJs Present PIASD 2023 CD, 556.2023.22 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PIASD 2016 Gary D. - Can't Do Without It album art Gary D. Can't Do Without It (Maxi) DJs Present PIASD 2016 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
71-247 Gary D. - Bang! album art Gary D. Bang!(12") Bit Music 71-247 Spain 1998 Sell This Version

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October 11, 2020
love Is an Ocean was under rated, good Track, r.i.p. gary 138d.


December 20, 2016
Oh, Nein Bitte! Can't believe it. Rest in peace Gary :'(


December 18, 2016
This news is just completely shocked by what I read the posts by. I did not know that Gary died just confronted him. God rest his soul, was an icon !!


November 17, 2016
El mejor Dj de Alemania sin duda,hasta ahora no lo puedo creer que un grande del hadrtrance
/techno se fue tan temprano.
Los temones que creaste Gary como Time Warp,Elevate Your Mind,Stars Hollow,Black Arrows,Can't Do Without It,nunca pasara de moda.Siempre te recordaremos maestro Gary D. ya sea en las tocadas en Hamburgo que tus amigos suelen hacer como DJ Yanny, SveN-R-G, DJ Dean,Brooklyn Bounce.
Descanza en paz mi querido amigo.Nunca te olvidaremos y tu musica siempre vivira en nosotros tus fans.


October 13, 2016
R.I.P. Gary... hope you be now in a better place... your music will always be there...


October 4, 2016
We commemorate most politely mr. Gary D. – the father of D.Trance and D-Techno – for all the great years and good times. The warmest regards from Anttila TopTen – sincere condolences on behalf of all of us.


September 8, 2016
R.I.P. Gary D is a legend of hardtrance 90s ! Rest in peace.


September 8, 2016
R.I.P. !!! You will always be my number 1 Legend!!!!


September 6, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
This is indeed a blow to the hard trance community. Your legacy will always live on as you have always been regarded as the godfather of hard trance, from the 90s till now, youve always stay true to the genre and even spread your influence to the East. Ruhe in Frieden Gary D!



September 5, 2016
I'm really shocked.. Rest In Peace Gary D Malke !

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