3Luke Wilson AKA Utah Jazz, is one of the original liquid funksters. He started mixing drum and bass whilst still at school, inspired by LTJ Bukem and 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 DnB 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 and 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 and 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 DnB circuit.
Since the release of “It’s A Jazz Thing,” Utah Jazz has now joined the likes of High Contrast and Danny Byrd as one DnB’s leading remixers with reworks for Wiley (Atlantic Records / Warner), Tricky (Domino Records), Lethal Bizzle (Search & Destroy / V2),Serani (Island Records / Universal) and Yo Majesty.
After surprisingly high sales of “It’s A Jazz Thing” both in the UK and Worldwide, 2010 saw the release of Utah Jazz’s highly anticipated 2nd studio LP “Vintage.” Album collaborations include jungle/DnB legend, Jonny L (XL Recordings), multi-million selling vocalist, Chelonis R Jones (from Royksopp) plus MCs Conrad and DRS. In 2012 Utah Jazz released his next studio LP “Groove Therapy,” for which he is currently touring worldwide.
Coming on board to add a serious dose of soul to Such Music’s first release, Utah Jazz’s remix of “Journey Within,” by 4Everest, introduces sharp, heavy drums and a smooth bass line, melding his vibe seamlessly with parts from the original song. Get ready for this release to drop May 20, 2013!