Luke Wilson AKA Utah Jazz, is one of the original liquid funksters. He started mixing Drum & Bass whilst still at school, inspired by LTJ Bukem & Alex Reece and 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.
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. Pipped at the post by worthy winners Chase & Status, 'It's A Jazz Thing' was also the 2nd highest placed Drum & Bass album in Mixmag's famous 2008 Top 50 poll, with Pendulum coming in 3rd.
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 D&B circuit.
Utah Jazz has now joined the likes of High Contrast & Danny Byrd as one D&B's leading remixers with reworks for Wiley (Atlantic Records / Warner), Tricky (Domino Records), Lethal Bizzle (Search & Destroy / V2), Serani (Island Records / Universal) & Yo Majesty.
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Liquid V @ Plan B - 23/05/2014
Liquid V - Bank Holiday Special!
Liquid V returns to Brixton for a May Bank Holiday special to really get the summer started.. Taking over the main room Plan B for a night of rolling beats and soulfull basslines!
Jumpin' Jack Frost