Monkee supporting Wilkinson (RAM Records, UK)

Horizons Touring & Hypnosis Recordings are bringing Melbourne a huge night of drum & bass to The Liberty Social on May 4th.
WILKINSON (UK) – Ram Records
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Hailing from the leafy suburbs of South West London is Ram Records’ Wilkinson. His first insight into making music came at the age of 9 when his parents bought him a drum kit. Mark ‘Wilkinson’ joined a few bands and was playing at venues as far as the Birmingham NEC and as close as the local old peoples home. This swiftly ended at the age of 14 when Wilkinson discovered his passion for dance music amongst other things.

In his final year at college Wilkinson tried his hand at making beats in the college studio, this lead to him buying his first bits of production gear and turning his bedroom into a studio. A few years and part time jobs later, after driving his family mad with large amounts of bass loosening the brickwork of his house Mark secured himself a studio not far from his home.

After fine-tuning his production skills, Wilkinson passed a few songs on to Hospital Records via Cyantific, which led to his first release on Hospital Records’ ‘Sick Music 2′ compilation. A few months later Wilkinson sent a folder of tunes to Ram Records and within days received a phone call from Andy C inviting him for a meeting at the Ram Records HQ.

October 2010 saw three of Wilkinson’s songs featured on Andy C’s ‘Nightlife 5′ album and releases including Moonwalker’ / ‘Samurai’, ‘Refuge’, ‘Get Into It’ and the mighty ‘Everytime’ / ‘Overdose’ doing damage across dance-floors worldwide, winning fans from Skream, MistaJam, Chase & Status and High Contrast in the process.

Since then Mark won the ‘Best Breakthrough Producer’ award at the National D&B Awards 2012 and has remixed Chase & Status, Example, Nero, Professor Green, Wiley and Jess Mills to much critical acclaim. He’s also currently working on production projects for Mercury and Island Records. 2012 saw Wilkinson up the levels once more, releasing the mighty ‘Automatic’ in the summer, followed by the hit record ‘Need To Know’ feat. Iman which topped the iTunes Electronic Chart, was championed by the likes ofZane Lowe, Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw, was Sara Cox’s daytime Record Of The Week and spent 4 weeks on the Radio 1 playlist.

Now hotly tipped to do big things across drum & bass and electronica, Wilkinson is set to release his next single ‘Take You Higher’ and his debut album on Ram Records titled ‘Say No To Lazers’. He continues to tour worldwide from Sydney to Berlin, Barcelona to Brighton with his dynamic and energetic DJ sets. Wilkinson is one to watch for 2013.

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