Greg Stainer is a British house music and electronic dance music DJ, producer and remix artist who now resides in Dubai. He is the owner of Stained Music and one half of electronic music duo Hollaphonic.
Stainer first appeared on the music scene in the early 1990s, DJing in London clubs as a part of the ‘Sunday Scene’ which later developed into UK Garage and also associated with Speed Garage. In 1998, Stainer had his first track commercially released; “Weakness” was a collaboration with M. J. Cole which was released on VIP Very Important Plastic Records. “Weakness” later went on to become an underground UK Garage hit. Weakness was featured on Warner Music’s “”Pure Garage” compilation albums, “Pure Garage Rewind Back to the Old Skool” mixed by DJ EZ. The CD was released on 3 December 2007, after just 2 weeks on sale it had already earned itself Gold Disc status with over 100,000 copies sold.In January 2011, another of Stainer’s tracks, “Ride”; a collaboration with Oscar P has hit No. 5 on Billboard Hot Dance Club Play’s break-out chart – a huge and major accomplishment in the music industry. Stainer’s music productions have been playlisted by clubs and radio DJ’s around the world. His productions and remixes have received high ranking positions in the beatport and traxsource online music charts.
in 2012 Stainer released a single “Can’t Take That Away” on Hed Kandi records featuring the vocals of Roland Clark. As of December 2012 the single is featured on 3 Hed Kandi compilations
Stainer has performed in over 30 cities and across four continents, including NYC, London, Ibiza, India, South Africa, Sweden, Dubai, Ireland, China and Singapore. Stainer has also headlined at some of the most respected venues in the UAE such as, Atelier Festival, Zinc, Armani, creamfields and Nasimi Beach.
In 2012 Stainer formed an electronic music duo with Olly Wood under the name of Hollaphonic. The first track they produced “I Don’t Want It To End” was picked up by the record label EMI / Universal Music Group and reached number 1 in the iTunes chart. Hollaphonic have subsequently signed a deal to release an Album in 2013
Stainer performed in front of a crowd of 17,000 on New Year’s Eve 2012 at the Meydan Racecourse alongside Snoop Dogg, Faithless & Armand Van Helden
In 2013 as Hollaphonic awarded The Middle East Esquire’s “Music Man of the Year” with Olly Wood
To date, Artists that Stainer has remixed and collaborated with include:
Gyptian, Juicy J (Three 6 Mafia), Wiley, MJ Cole, Karl Wolf, Kardinal Offishall, Sway Robert Owens.