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Full Intention


Full Intention Bio

Together they have been a pioneering force on the global house scene for over 10 years.

Full Intention’s, aka Michael Gray and Jon Pearn, purpose-built, soundproofed studio in Michael’s house on the outskirts of London was where the duo first experimented in the early 90s, crafting disco cut-ups long before it was trendy. The pair’s first remix of Duke’s 1994 hit So In Love With You rocketed into the Top 20 charts and launched the pair into the spotlight. A string of remix offers was to follow and after ten years they are still flooding in.

“It (the studio) started working for us when we organized ourselves to the point of where we sit – talk about routine!” explains Michael. “It helps us be objective and doesn’t stem the flow of ideas. We both engineer, but we have different roles in the studio.”

Full Intention have worked with the biggest names in the industry; drawing inspiration from Jazz ‘n’ Groove, Knee Deep and David Morales, Michael and Jon have remixed the work of Shena, Dina Vass, Mood 2 Swing, Junior Jack, Brandy, Sugababes, Ultra Nate, Jennifer Lopez, Jamiroquai and Frankie Knuckles. Their cuts have received widespread play from leading DJs including Pete Tong, Danny Rampling, Roger Sanchez and Erick Morillo.

So in demand is their remix expertise that the pair admit to turning down nine out of ten remix offers. “We will only accept a mix if it has a strong vocal hook to work around.” Michael says. “Some of the tracks we are offered don’t need remixing or they’re too close to our style to warrant the treatment.”

Nominated for a Grammy award for their club mix of George Michael’s Amazing, Full Intention remain the undisputed masters of the remix. Recent mixes of Bob Sinclar’s Love Generation on Defected and the Freemasons’ Love On My Mind on Loaded have showcased the ever-innovative style of the pair. Additional remixes of Bon Garcon’s Freek U on Eye Industries, their own What Do You Want release on Essence and I Believe In You on Eye Industries have ensured they remain at the top of their game.

The duo decided to step it up a notch in 2009 and launched their own label Full Intention Records, inaugurating it with their own single Once In A Lifetime, and releasing several more including Forever (2010), I Will Follow (2009), America (I Love America) (2010) and the 2011 releases Play, I’ll Be Waiting (featuring Shena) and the well-received EP Earth Turns Around.

With such a productive year, not to mention career, one dares ask what else they have up their sleeves as they embark on 2012.