04-Jun-12, 04:10pm #1
TJS present: TREMOR BEATS FAREWELL feat: UTAH JAZZ (Hospital, UK) - Fri 13 July!
TREMOR BEATS (DJ TIDY & DELUXX) FAREWELL PARTY!!!
'Mixing anything from 1993 LTJ Bukem classics to the latest Sub Focus banger, Utah Jazz is a party-bringer like no other. Switching between one-off dubplates, three-deck mixes and old-skool razzle-dazzle, his bag of tri...cks gets a serious work out every time he steps up to the plate…'
TJS is back in full effect on Friday the 13th of July at the mighty Clubhouse with a very special guest leading the charge. Introducing the one the only - producer, remixer and 3 deck double drop deejay extraordinaire UTAH JAZZ (UK). This man is a true drumnbass legend and we are lucky to have secured his first show in Canberra having previously toured Australia on three occasions. Supported by two ex UK junglists that now control the Sydney scene, Tactical Aspect (DJ Speaks and Ruff Tactics) and Canberra’s own Karton, Fourthstate, Tidy, Deluxx, MGO, Venom and VJ Hale on live visuals - this is a gig that will showcase real dj skills and give you a lesson in propa liquid drumnbass.
We will also be farewelling a Canberra duo that have poured their heart and soul into the Canberra scene for many years, been front and centre at all gigs, torn up the decks at countless parties and ensured the Canberra jungle community was never short of a wild night out. We saw it fitting to send off Tremor Beats (DJ Tidy and Deluxx) with a serious bang and say thankyou for their efforts as they head off on an overseas adventure and prepare to invade, conquer and call the big city of Berlin home for the next 12 months.
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UTAH JAZZ (Hospital, Good Looking, V Recordings, Liquid V, Vintage – UK)
“Its seems this bloke has worked out how to produce no bullshit dancefloor tear-em-ups..” (Mixmag)
Luke Wilson is the London based DJ / Producer extraordinaire known as Utah Jazz and is one of the original liquid funksters. His career started in the mid 90’s when he started mixing Drum & Bass whilst still at school, with his brothers introducing him to the music on London pirate stations, Kool FM, Weekend Rush and Green Apple in 1993 then teaching him the basics of mixing and even escorting him to his early DJ gigs when he was too young to travel alone. Inspired by LTJ Bukem & Alex Reece his DJ career soon blossomed – randomly adopting the name ‘Utah Jazz’ from the US Basketball team to showcase his preference for the mid 90s ‘Jazz-Jungle’ sound.
Wilson's sound is liquid jungle, the sound first defined by DJ Fabio - one of Wilson's staunch supporters. A chance meeting with his then drum and bass hero - Alex Reece, led to studio sessions together with Wilson supporting Reece on his many tour gigs both in the UK and Europe from the age of 18. In 1999, aged 19, Wilson joined Reece for a monthly residency at London superclub Fabric, which had recently opened. Wilson remains a regular fixture at the club and can be found DJing for 'Fabric Live' or as part of LTJ Bukem's residency at the club called Progression Sessions.
He is known for his use of samples, with Wilson adopting the Hip Hop mentality of crate digging, delving into the past to find obscure sounds and old recordings to re-create and produce his tracks. Several years later, the trademark, solo Utah Jazz sound was born leading to a release for Hospital Records and a large number of tracks on Liquid V. Also in 1999, after Reece parted company with Island Records, they formed the record label 'Fallen Angels 21st Century Music' or 'Fallen Angles 21' releasing works such as 'All Night Long', 'Retrospect' and 'Exposed' featuring Wax Doctor.
In 2004 he wrote 'Jumpstart' which was released on Hospital Records. This cemented Wilson's early connection with the label through his brother Oscar who co-wrote the first Hospital release 'Harp Of Gold' with close friends, Hospital label owners, Tony Colman and Chris Goss. The three together were known as the 'Peter Nice Trio'; Chris and Tony went on to global success as London Elektricity. Also, released in 2004 were the tracks 'Harlem', 'Done & Dusted' and 'The Deep End' - all through Bryan G's imprint Liquid V, sister label of V Recordings. This led to a close working relationship between Wilson and V Recordings owner Bryan G and culminated in the release of Wilson's debut album on the label some years later.
In 2005, Wilson wrote 'Runaway', one of his most popular tracks to date and now considered to be an all time classic of the liquid funk spectrum. Again, released on Liquid V, the track was quoted as BBC DJ Fabio's 'tune of the year'. It fused 70s funk and soul riffs into drum and bass format alongside a male vocal.
In 2006, Wilson produced V Recordings' biggest selling single of the year when he remixed Roni Size & DJ Die's jungle classic 'It's A Jazz Thing'. Wilson produced two versions of the remix - one using the original 'It's A Jazz Thing' samples and the other side using samples from both 'It's A Jazz Thing' and its original B side 'All Crews Must Big Up' together. Rreceiving widespread international acclaim Wilson's remix went on to reach number 14 in the UK dance singles chart and number 1 in the BBC Radio 1 drum & bass chart. It became an overnight success within the wider spectrum of drum & bass outside of Wilson's usual 'liquid funk' tag and received support from Andy C, Pendulum and later in 2007 from Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show. It was also added to the BBC 1Xtra playlist.
In 2008, his debut album ‘It’s A Jazz Thing’ was released worldwide to both commercial and critical acclaim - cementing Utah Jazz’s position as one of the major cross-over D&B artists this side of the millennium. The buzz of anticipation which surrounded the release of Jazz's debut album in the summer of 2008 was entirely justified, yet no one could have foreseen the level of acclaim that awaited. The album was ranked 2nd in Mixmag's top 50 drumnbass albums of the year, behind Ram Records giants Chase & status 'More Than A lot’, with rock gods Pendulum ‘In Silico’ ranked 3rd. The crossover soul-drenched gem delighted both DJs, fans and music lovers across the globe. Major remixes for Wiley (Atlantic Records / Warner), Tricky (Domino Records), Lethal Bizzle (Search & Destroy / V2), Serani (Island Records / Universal) & Yo Majesty followed soon after the album’s release, ensuring Utah Jazz joined the likes of High Contrast & Danny Byrd as one of drumnbass’s leading remixers, 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 in between.
Released through Bryan G’s seminal V Recordings camp (the first home of Roni Size & DJ Marky) with radio and club support from the likes of Trevor Nelson, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, LTJ Bukem, Fabio, Andy C, Goldie and Gilles Peterson – the global impact of ‘It’s A Jazz Thing’ has also now made Utah Jazz one of the most in demand selectors on the international drumnbass circuit.
In early 2009, Wilson was nominated for 'best DJ' and 'best album' at the UK drum and bass awards. Also in 2009, Wilson was commissioned to co-write the music for the TV series Gumball 3000, an adaptation of the famous Gumball Rally car race. The music and series has since been licensed to 13 countries worldwide.
2010 saw the release of Utah Jazz’s highly anticipated 2nd studio LP entitled ‘Vintage’ once again to commercial and critical acclaim with worldwide success in music charts. Album collaborations include Jungle drumnbass legend, Jonny L (XL Recordings), multi-million selling vocalist, Chelonis R Jones (from Royksopp) plus MCs Conrad & DRS with ground breaking new territory captured once again by this prolific drumnbass DJ, Producer & Remixer.
Production aside, check this man out on the decks and you’ll begin to realise why The electric versatility of his soulful dance-floor style has made Utah Jazz 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. Switching between one-off dubplates, three-deck mixes and old-skool razzle-dazzle, his bag of tricks gets a serious work out every time he steps up to the plate. With relentless touring around the globe, including headline gigs and festivals for the likes of Vestax in Poland, Smirnoff in Prague and Red Bull in the Siberian mountains. Closer to home, Utah’s high energy, funk-fuelled performances have made him a firm favourite at London clubs Fabric Live, Movement, The End and Ministry of Sound playing alongside the biggest names in the game including Fabio, Grooverider, London Electricity, Roni Size, High Contrast, Marky, Klute Bailey, Hype, Zinc, Dillinja and many more.
Time flies when you’re a pioneering artist making vintage dance music for a global army of appreciators and now Utah Jazz returns to Australia this winter to show us all once again the truth about Liquid drumnbass and unleash his third album ‘GROOVE THERAPY’. This matchless funk alchemist is set to break new ground once again – and give dancefloors worldwide yet another premium injection of future-funking soul.
Come join us as the man responsible for some of the finest Liquid-Funk in Drum & Bass history rocks The Clubhouse for the Canberra junglist massive!
WARNING: this is rare, refined and remarkable dance music. Don’t sleep…
Utah Jazz press comments:
"Wow! This is how Liquid should be made. Awesome!" (Knowledge)
"This is vintage Jungle" (Mixmag on `Runaway')
“His sets always include several double drops and air-tight mixing... for those of you who haven't checked out Utah Jazz on the decks yet, do so' (Knowledge Mag)
“Utah Jazz's 'Jumpstart' (Hospital Records) is a stunning testament to the infinite possibilities of Drum & Bass” (Jockey Slut)
"This London native has emerged as one of drum n Bass' most promising superstar DJs". (Juice)
“Utah Jazz's music has real cross over potential and tracks like 'Done & Dusted' should be ripping up a dance floor near you very soon” (Knowledge Mag)
"It's producers like Utah Jazz who inspired me to set up Liquid V, simple as that…"(Bryan Gee)
“Amazing, such a big personality and one of the best sounding sets I've ever heard” (Jungle Raiders Promotions, Switzerland)
"A remarkable composer... this is Drum & Bass royalty in the making.." (Knowledge)
"Runaway is my tune of the year so far. I've been finishing my set with it every week down @ Swerve. Like all the great artists, Utah Jazz has developed his own unique style of production.." (Fabio, BBC Radio 1 / Creative Source)
"The wonderful Utah Jazz remix of Roni Size is one of the biggest D and B tracks in the WORLD right now, I had to rewind this four times!!" (Fabio - BBC Radio 1)
"Lovers of the funky, soulful side of Drum n Bass have a new champion and that's Utah Jazz" (DJMag)
"With his sublime debut album 'It's a Jazz Thing' out now on Liquid V, it's time to flip the script, and remind the pretenders who's really boss…” (DJ Mag)
After 10 years of producing, ‘It's A Jazz Thing' is well worth the wait, showcasing Wilson's knack of excavating big riffs and hooks from 70's soul and funk, and melding them together in an uplifting dance floor soup...’(Mixmag)
"X-amount of cast-iron jungle legends can’t be wrong, and they ain’t. When Utah Jazz waves his wand, D&B invariably swoons..." (iDJ)
"A dive into the inviting blue skies of summer, 'It's a Jazz Thing' takes the liquid funk template and submerges it in black-golden layers of '70s symphonic soul, equal parts Curtis Mayfield, Isaac Hayes, High Contrast and Calibre..." (DJ Mag)
“The most eagerly-anticipated debut album in years... Utah Jazz has got a rhythm, soul & vision all his own and the entire Drum & Bass world will soon be stepping to his beat...” (Knowledge)
An original and unique listening experience. If you don’t know about Utah Jazz yet, what exactly is your excuse?!...” (ATM)
TACTICAL ASPECT (Criminal Records, Dubpride, In Da Jungle - SYD)
Sydney based Tactical Aspect have been turning heads and fast becoming a name to watch out for with their jungle DnB project since it's inception in June 2011. Made up of UK duo DJ Speaks & Ruff Tactics, the pair finally got together in the studio to collaborate after treading parallel musical paths for many years. Their hallmark "rough and smooth" brand of jungle, with its raw ruffneck breakbeat edits, heavy sub basslines, dark atmospheres and deep melodic pads reminiscent of the quintessential early 90's warehouse sounds instantly caught the attention of some of the scenes major DJ's and labels alike, with releases and forthcomings on Lightermans UK imprint Criminal Records, Canada's In Da Jungle Recordings and New Zealands Dubpride Recordings already topping the sales charts and their much talked about "Remixes" project has been doing the rounds on dancefloors worldwide. Heavyweight global DJ support and radio play from the likes of Antidote, Dub One, Tango, Lighterman, Stunna, Sub, Madcap, DJ K, Dawn Raid, Future, Ricky Force and many more of the scenes finest is keeping Tactical Aspects name on the lips of junglists as the ones to watch in 2012.
Their new EP 'The Corners' will drop on Friday the 13th on Dubpribe!
Its time for your liquid jungle shot...
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