- Words Solly Warner
Dance music icon, Wilkinson, returns with new single “Keep Dancing” and picks 10Trax that send shivers down his spine.
From his 2013 platinum UK ‘Top 10’ smash hit “Afterglow” featuring Becky Hill, to amassing half a billion streams across his back catalogue, Wilkson is one of the most recognisable names in the world of D&B. Working with an array of talented artists and providing stellar sell out shows, the DJ is the #1 D&B artist in the world this year in terms of both streaming and ticket sales.
Last year saw Wilkson team up with Sub Focus, with the pair shifting their sound towards something altogether more melodic and introspective. Their debut collaborative album ‘Portals’ hit the #1 spot on the OCC Dance Albums. As for 2021, Wilkinson has had a prolific start to the year, performing a live stream set at London’s state-of-the-art Printworks and has even sold-out an arena tour of New Zealand later this month.
Wilkinson has dropped his latest single “Keep Dancing”, an irresistible slice of D&B euphoria, combining the soaring vocals of Amber Van Day. It marks the fourth release on Sleepless Music, an imprint that has been set up to ensure that the music always comes first for performing artists and DJs. “Keep Dancing” is destined to become the soundtrack to countless post-lockdown raves.
Now, Wilkinson has picked 10Trax that are sure to put you in the summer festival mood. Jump in!
"Take Me There" by Krakota
"I’ve loved Krakota’s music for such a long time and I’m very proud to have been able to put this summer anthem out on my new record label."
"Deconstruct" by Culture Shock
"This tune gave me tingles down my spine when I first heard. It’s such an aggressive but euphoric song. It reminds me of his original tracks that got me hooked on him as an artist. He’s such a great producer."
"Marea (We’ve Lost Dancing)" by Fred Again
"This is such a catchy tune. I just love the emotion and the relevance of this track to the time that we’re. I love his writing process recording artists in conversation. This tune just gives me hope."
"I Got You (feat. Tyler Daley)" by SHY FX, Breakage, Break
"Just an absolute tune from the don that is Shy FX. Well executed mixture of styles with Tyler’s killer vocals and Break’s organic sounding bass."
"Streetside" by Bru-C & Bou
"Both Bru-C and Bou are killing it at the moment. This one’s got that throw back garage feel with Bou’s solid production."
"Should Have Seen It Coming" by Franky Wah, AETHO
"Another tune that sends shivers down my spine. The vocal on this is incredible and the chord progressions are spot on. Love everything that Franky Wah is doing at the moment."
"Easier (feat. LOWES) - Sub Focus Remix" by CamelPhat
"Loved the original but Sub Focus’s mix is the one. Just an epic festival banger with a great vocal from Lowes. I think Florence Welch wrote the topline and it’s incredible."
"Sensory Division" by Dimension
"Love this from Rob Dimension. He’s got an album out now called Organ and it’s superb. This is my favourite track from the album."
"Ride To You" by K Motionz
"Kallum is so talented at such a young age. Really excited to hear what’s coming next from him. This one’s a banger!"
"Keep Dancing" by Wilkinson
"My latest single that’s been in the making throughout our lockdown in the U.K. I always wanted to release this record towards the end of our restrictions in the U.K. and was very lucky to have launched the single while on tour here in New Zealand!"