Wookie

Location:
London, UK
Type:
Artist / Band / Musician
Genre:
House / Soul / Club
Site(s):
Label:
LOVESTAR MUSIC
Type:
Indie
MOBO nominated “Best Producer” and “Ericsson “Best Newcomer” Award Winner Wookie (real name Jason Chue) is arguably the most talented producer to emerge from the UK underground music scene to date. Producing for Wayne Marshall, Dynamite MC, Doom Man, Soul II Soul, as figurehead of the UK garage scene and with a ridiculous number of club classics under his belt including his number 9 hit “Battle” and his underground sensation “Scrappy”, his is a story coming back to where it all began - the very roots of dance music…



Wookie has reproduced tracks for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Omarion, Amp Fiddler, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lily Allen, Jill Scott, Raul Midon, John Legend, Gabrielle, MJ Cole, Masters at Work, Nitin Sawhney, Brandy, Roni Size, Soul II Soul, Craig David, Texas, Angie Stone, Faithless, Sia, Sisco, DJ Zinc, John B, MC Dynamite and many many more… His unique sound and the high calibre of his productions have earnt him huge respect throughout the industry and make him one of the most sought after producers of our time.



Wookie’s latest 12’’ “Live On” feat. Lain was released with Soul Heaven/Defected in Nov 2006. The next Wookie single is due for release in May ’07. “Do you Believe” feat. Xavier is the second release from Wookie’s own label Lovestar Music. “Do you believe” is a thought-provoking, uplifting song with all the warmth and atmosphere of classic soul combined with big house beats. This release marks Wookie’s return to the soul roots of dance music and his drive to get closer to what people are feeling on the floor has inspired him to DJ for the first time in his prolific career! 2007 will see Wookie launching regular Lovestar Music nights and delving deeper into the production of a second album.



The Story.



Heavily influenced by his reggae producer father, Jason began his career as a producer with reggae star Wayne Marshall in 1991. Jason produced the majority of Marshall’s debut album “90 Degrees and Rising” in 1994 which topped the Music Week dance chart for 3 weeks and the Urban Street Chart for 8 weeks. Shortly after the release of the album Jason spent the next 10 years as in-house writer/producer at the Soul II Soul Studios.



Jason first developed his own Wookie sound remixing tracks for Destiny’s Child, Public Enemy and Nas to name just a few. The Wookie sound was already in development during the late 90’s and became apparent in his bootleg remixes of Whitney Houston, Brandy and Debalah Morgan. His first legit remix as Wookie was “Sunshine” for Gabrielle in 2000.



Later taking centre stage at the forefront of the emerging UK Garage Scene he went on to achieve International success as an artist in his own right with his Number 9 hit in the UK National Charts “Battle” from his debut album. His debut album “Wookie” was released in 2000 and was hailed as a “soul masterpiece in a modern style” and the “first truly essential and definitive UK Garage album,”. His fresh, innovative and distinctive sound demonstrated in hits like “Battle”, “Back up back up”, and “Scrappy”, won him critical acclaim Worldwide. The first release on his own “Lovestar Music” label was “Sunshine in the Rain” in 2006 feat. Lain which became a pirate radio and club anthem almost over night even before its release summer 2006.

The year 2007 will see another chapter within the music of Wookie!
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