London, Britain (UK)
//: ALI WILSON : \\
A vocation in dance music that spans a decade; an unprecedented reputation as a highly accomplished and distinctive producer coupled with a DJ ability to match; Ali Wilson is a name that is synonymous to Trance with DJs, Producers and clubbers alike.
As a versatile artist, he defies conforming to the consensus; finding inspiration from every corner of the musical spectrum providing for a fresh approach to dance music. His sound is unique and his technical ability unparalleled, which immediately differentiates him from the masses.
From a young age Mixmag proclaimed Ali as one of the ‘TOP 5 Young DJ’s to watch worldwide’ alongside Nic Fanculii and Montana. This was further cemented when he received an award as a ‘MixMag Future Hero’.
Carl Cox named him as one of his ‘producers of 2006’ in the DJ Mag Top 100 Poll and Judge Jules featured him as his ‘Top Tip for 2008’. Since this, Ali has gone on to prove them to be to be right. Ali’s productions now feature in every Trance DJ’s sets, he has toured worldwide and worked with some of the most prevalent artists and companies in the industry and has been a regular appearance on the biggest dance radio shows.
Ali DJs alongside many of the industry primes including Armin, Tiesto (asked to play on his kaleidoscope tour), Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn, Judge Jules and Marco V and has played some of the largest events across the globe such as the Sunrise Festival, Trance Energy and Judgement Sunday. Ali also plays regularly in Ibiza, Poland, Russia, USA, Asia, Cyprus and all over the UK.
His productions have featured on some of the top labels in the world including Sony, Warner, Armada, Blackhole, Spinnin, Toolroom, Doorn, Ali’s own label Tekelec and recently having released his debut album on Dutch heavyweight Be Yourself (Incharge/High Contrast).
This musical aptitude has gained the attention of the media majors with Warner requesting his skills to remix various works for the internationally acclaimed, chart hitting singer/songwriter ‘Little Boots’. This has lead to further remix collaborations with some of the industry giants such as Tiesto, Bloc Party and Armin Van Buuren.
Ali’s bootlegs of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ and Kings of Leon’s ‘Use somebody’ have even become legendary throughout club land with that midas touch it guarantees to set any dance floor alight.
2011 is set to be an exceptional year for Ali, his 16-track-strong, genre-dissolving prodigy artist album 'Phenomenon' was released towards the end of 2010, and features the dance chart topping ‘Pandora’, which was tune of the week on ASOT 443, ‘Pandora’ also featured as one of the top 10 tracks of 2010 for Armin.
The album also features a collaboration with the exclusive Rock singer and song writer Chris Jones known for his Roger Shah/Armin collaboration on the number single ‘Going Wrong’. Ali and Chris’ alliance created the successful and epic trance ballad ‘Become One’ a sing-along hands in the air future classic.
The album has already received patronage on BBC radio 1, ASOT and is further supported by the likes of Ferry Corsten and Gareth Emery.
Ali Wilson is one DJ that is set to push the scene forward during 2011 with his innovative and diverse approach to production and DJing, summer festivals are already locked down and an album tour is planned throughout the year……
Judge Jules (BBC Radio 1): “Ali Wilson was one I tipped for big things and he’s certainly delivered.”
Armin Van Buuren: “Pandora is off the hook!!!!!!! I play it in every set and every time the roof goes off!!!”
MIXMAG: “Ali Wilson is looking to be one of the success stories of 2010 having being added as one of Tiesto’s support acts at resent shows!”
Ferry Corsten: “Just a message quickly to say that I love most of your new tracks. Been playing them A LOT!!!!! Awesome work!”
Carl Cox “Right now Ali cannot put a foot wrong”.