You heard it here first: UTAH JAZZ, D&B’s very own “soul prince” (iDJ magazine), is back – and he’s brought only the very best…
For when it comes to pedigree, the Jazz is indeed a rare breed: a personal apprentice to D&B’s old masters (ALEX REECE, LTJ BUKEM, BRYAN GEE) whose love for both DJ booth and studio saw him emerge as a pioneer on both fronts over the ensuing decade. Representing some of the most hallowed stables in the game – V RECORDINGS, GOOD LOOKING, HOSPITAL – Luke Wilson has fully lived up to his tag of “drum and bass royalty in the making” (Knowledge magazine), building a devoted following of enthusiasts for his mesmerising compositions and eye-popping DJ skills.
The buzz of anticipation which surrounded the release of Jazz’s debut album ‘IT’S A JAZZ THING’ in the summer of 2008 was entirely justified – yet no one could have foreseen the level of acclaim that awaited. Ranked 2nd in Mixmag’s top D&B albums of the year (behind Ram Records giants CHASE & STATUS, with rock gods PENDULUM coming in 3rd!) the crossover soul-drenched gem delighted both DJs, fans and music lovers across the globe.
Major remixes for WILEY, TRICKY & LETHAL BIZZLE followed soon after the album’s release, along with a host of exotic tour dates which saw Jazz capture legions of admirers from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Prague, Milan, New York and Athens to Australia & New Zealand – and everywhere inbetween.
The electric versatility of his soulful dancefloor style has made Luke Wilson one of the most sought-after DJs on the international stage. Mixing anything from 1993 LTJ Bukem classics to the latest Sub Focus banger, Utah Jazz is a party-bringer like no other, with one-off dubplates, three-deck mixes and old-skool razzledazzle bursting from his bag of tricks.