Gary D.

Gary D.

Real Name:
Gerald Malke
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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.
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Gary D. Discography

Albums

Gary D. Works (Album) Evolver, Metronome Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Gary D. Bang! (Album) DJs Present Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Gary D. D-Signals (Album) DJs Present Germany 1999 Sell This Version
DJP 2077 CD Gary D. Strike !!!(CD, Album, Copy Prot. + CD, Enh) DJs Present DJP 2077 CD Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Gary D. Four (Album) EDM Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Gary D. The Sixth (Album) DJs Present Germany 2009

Singles & EPs

Gary D. Identity E.P. (EP) Container Records Hamburg Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Gary D. & Martink pres. Monoliner Gary D. & Martink pres. Monoliner - Vol. 1 Container Records (3) Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Gary "138" D.* Oh Ja Bitte (Single, Album) Container Records Hamburg Italy 1993 Sell This Version
CR 12 Gary '138' D.* 93(12") Container Records Hamburg CR 12 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Gary 138 D* Slammin' (Cut The Midrange) (Maxi, EP) Container Records (3), Metronome Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Gary D* & Arne L II* Present Airtribe Gary D* & Arne L II* Present Airtribe - Ignition / Terra Magica (Single) EDM Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Timo Maas & Gary D. Timo Maas & Gary D. - Die Herdplatte (Single, Maxi) LiTime Records Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Gollum* & Gary D. Gollum* & Gary D. - Black Arrows (EP, Single) EDM 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
Gary D. Ice Machine Head (Maxi) Metronome Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Gary D. Anal Intruder (EP) Evolver Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Gary D. Kinetic Pressure (Maxi) Bonzai Records, BMG Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
Gary D. & Arne L II* Present: Airtribe Gary D. & Arne L II* Present: Airtribe - Sunflower (Maxi) EDM Germany 1996 Sell This Version
DPR-16-MX 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
Gary D. Timewarp (Maxi) Bonzai Records Belgium 1997 Sell This Version
Gary D. Take Control (Maxi) PIAS Germany, DJs Present Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Gary D. Can't Do Without It (Maxi) DJs Present Germany 1997 Sell This Version
71-247 Gary D. Bang!(12") Bit Music 71-247 Spain 1998 Sell This Version
Gary D. Donnergott (Maxi) DJs Present Europe 1999 Sell This Version

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drelectro

drelectro

December 20, 2016
Oh, Nein Bitte! Can't believe it. Rest in peace Gary :'(
tomi429

tomi429

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 !!
Ruben14

Ruben14

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.
Victor2F

Victor2F

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

King_Kuppa

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.
man_in_trance_90

man_in_trance_90

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

DJGloor

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

Icesotope

September 6, 2016
edited 8 months 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!

SLAWEK.PL

SLAWEK.PL

September 5, 2016
I'm really shocked.. Rest In Peace Gary D Malke !
Ruben14

Ruben14

September 3, 2016
R.I.P Mr. Gary D.Malke.
I can not believe what has happened , the pioneer of hardtrance has died, always remember you for your music and for being the pioneer of the rave scene in Harmburgo.
He is alive in his music.
Gerald Malke The king of party 4 ever

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