AS one of the world’s hottest drum and bass artists, Wilkinson needs little introduction.
After two exceptional albums, a recent sold out UK tour, multiple Top 10 records and the success of his recent Radio 1 playlisted single ‘I Need’, Wilkinson has so far dropped two major cuts in 2019, ‘All For You’ ft Karen Harding, and ‘Illuminate’ with Sub Focus. He’s also just delivered ‘Machina’, an exclusive new single for global bass music brand UKF’s 10th anniversary.
A huge d&b anthem in the making, ‘Machina’ is available now via UKF. ‘Machina’ will also feature on the forthcoming ‘UKF10 – Ten Years Of UKF’ album, featuring a who’s who of topflight talent from across drum & bass, bass, dubstep and beyond, including Wilkinson, Camo & Krooked, Mat Zo, Kove, Grafix, Prototypes, Matrix, Futurebound, Teddy Killerz, Emalkay, 1991, AC Slater, and many more.
To round off a landmark year on 14 December, the UKF crew are headed to UKF10>>LDN at Studio 338 for 10 hours of music for 2000 people. The full line-up has now been announced featuring Dimension, Delta Heavy, The Prototypes, Notion, Grafix, Distinkt, Bushbaby, Kove, Dilemma, and Quadrant & Iris; while Room 2 features Plastician, The Others b2b Subscape, Joker, Emalkay Enada, and Sampo. General sale tickets are available HERE.
To celebrate the release of Machina and UKF’s birthday, Wilkinson has given us an exclusive selection of his favourite UKF uploads from the last ten years, dive in for some of the biggest drum & bass bangers in the game from Sub Focus, Chase & Status, Metrik, Andy C, Major Lazer, Dimension, and many more.
Wilkinson – Machina
New single from me, as part of the UKF10 album. The UKF guys have been an integral part of my career so I wanted to give them a single to mark their 10 years in the game. Respect!
Sub Focus & Wilkinson – Illuminate
Another new one from me and Sub Focus. Our second collaboration, but this one marks the start of a joint project. More music in 2020. I’m excited for more music to drop!
Metrik – Hackers
Got to include a couple of news ones in this list. And this record by Metrik goes straight in all my sets. Love the production and weight of this record. Metrik is very underrated. He’s super consistent and a lovely guy!
Wilkinson – Afterglow
Sorry but I have to include this! This record changed my life and, well, I could go on and on. As an artist – you always dream of having a record like this, that becomes so important to so many people around the world. And the fact it came about in such an organic fashion makes it even more sweeter.
Sub Focus & Dimension – Desire
Big tune! One of the biggest drum and bass records of recent times that ticks all the boxes for me. Doesn’t try too hard but is so catchy and really works on the floor.
Major Lazer – Get Free (Andy C Remix)
Massive remix. My favourite release from Andy. Great production and of course if it’s by Andy you know it will work in the club!
Dawn Wall – Holding On
Real class from this mysterious Dawn Wall act. They keep there alias a secret. I think I know who they are, but I’m not about the blow their cover! This record is also super underrated. So simple but so effective. I hope they make an album soon.
UK Apache & Shy FX – Original Nuttah (Chase & Status Remix)
As an artist, when you are asked to remix seminal, genre defining records, it’s always nervous and usually results in a ‘no thanks I can’t mess with that classic’. But Chase and Status took on the challenge and really delivered. A proper 2019 update. Heavy!
Wilkinson – Tonight
I kind of have to include this. Back in 2011 it was super early in my career and this was one of the first records I released where people really started to take notice. So when I was told UKF wanted to upload the record to the channel, it was a real confidence boost for a young artist working part-time in a garden centre!
Dimension – UK
Big tune! Love the samples, the whole feeling of the record and the drop! ‘Oh my gosh’…