What’s in your wine cellar?
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…
After two globe-spanning years touring his remarkable debut LP ‘IT’S A JAZZ THING’, the DJ, producer and remixer extraordinaire returns this summer with his brand new long-playing masterpiece: ‘VINTAGE’.
Joined by a host of stars – including multi-million selling Royksopp vocalist CHELONIS R JONES, drum & bass legend JONNY L (XL Recordings), Soul:R's MC DRS and jungle dons the mighty RAGGA TWINS – this matchless funk alchemist is set to break new ground once again – and give dancefloors worldwide yet another premium injection of future-funking soul.
Throwaway D&B this is not. This is fine wine matured specially for the head and the feet: rich in spice, sass and soul. Forget the alco-pops and cheap vodka: Utah Jazz deals in VINTAGE.
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, YO MAJESTY & 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. And now, from the man responsible for some of the finest liquid-funk in drum & bass history, comes a brand new LP of original dancefloor gold…
Time flies when you’re a pioneering artist making vintage dance music for a global army of appreciators.
…But then that’s what VINTAGE is all about.
Ten years deep into the music and still maturing – classic track by classic track – Utah Jazz is back with his finest crop to date.
Utah Jazz presents ‘Vintage’
Released June 2010 on 3 x 12", 15 track CD, and MP3 formats.
Now accepting UK, Europe and Worldwide DJ dates for the official "Utah Jazz presents Vintage" world tour!
Current DJ & radio support for the album from: Annie Mac, Fabio, LTJ Bukem, Ras Kwame, DJ Marky, High Contrast, London Elektricity, MistaJam, Ross Allen, Rob Da Bank, Klute, Bailey and more…
WARNING: this is rare, refined and remarkable dance music. It may cause your friends to envy your good taste.
. “If the Drum & Bass scene’s upper reaches have a reputation for maintaining their rigid hierarchy with all the ruthless efficiency of a Stalinist accounting firm, then Utah Jazz is most certainly the kid who cracked the code.” (iDJ)
."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)
."A remarkable composer. this is Drum & Bass royalty in the making."(Knowledge)
.”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. 4 out of 5.” (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.”
.” An original and unique listening experience. If you don’t know about Utah Jazz yet, what exactly is your excuse?!.” (ATM)
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Utah Jazz "Vintage" Previews on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=85ABDC064EFC9EEB