This Thursday we welcome drum ‘n’ bass high-flyer Wilkinson into The Lab to spin an hour of power, fresh from the release of his boundary-breaking new album ‘Hypnotic’.
The London-hailing producer has established himself as a leading artist in the revered roster of Andy C’s RAM Records imprint since making his debut on the label in 2010, clocking up two full-length outings and numerous more EPs.
His debut album ‘Lazers Not Included’ topped the iTunes Dance Chart in 10 countries and produced four Top 40 singles, marking Wilkinson out as one of the most popular figures in his field. Follow-up effort ‘Hypnotic’ came out last month, and has seen him combine his drum ‘n’ bass roots with infectious pop appeal, including collaborations with Andreya Triana, Matt Wills and Wretch 32.
Speaking about the record, Wilkinson said: “I want to try different things, fuck up the tempos and take a few risks. For me an album is the only way to truly do this and I'm personally very content and proud of this body of work. I feel like it’s my best yet.” Listen to lead single ‘Wash Away’ here and download the album via iTunes.
As well as his first-rate production skills, Wilkinson is heralded as a thrilling DJ and live performer, having held down an Ibiza residency at Amnesia and headlined stages at festivals such as Parklife and Wireless. We can’t wait to host him in the intimate setting of The Lab LDN this week on May 18.
Patrick Hinton is Mixmag's Digital Staff Writer, follow him on Twitter