Electric Forest Festival


Hailing from the leafy suburbs of South West London is Ram Recordsʼ Wilkinson. His first insight into making music came at the age of 9 when his parents bought him a drum kit. Mark ʻWilkinsonʼ joined a few bands and was playing at venues as far as the Birmingham NEC and as close as the local old peoples home. This swiftly ended at the age of 14 when Wilkinson discovered his passion for dance music amongst other things. In his final year at college Wilkinson tried his hand at making beats in the college studio, this lead to him buying his first bits of production gear and turning his bedroom into a studio. A few years and part time jobs later, after driving his family mad with large amounts of bass loosening the brickwork of his house, Mark secured himself a studio not far from his home.

After fine-tuning his production skills, Wilkinson passed a few songs on to Hospital Records via Cyantific, which led to his first release on Hospital Recordsʼ Sick Music 2 compilation. A few months later Wilkinson sent a folder of tunes to Ram Records and within days received a phone call from Andy C inviting him for a meeting at the Ram Records HQ. October 2010 saw three of Wilkinsonʼs songs featured on Andy Cʼs Nightlife 5 album and releases including ʻMoonwalkerʼ/ʻSamuraiʼ, ʻRefugeʼ, ʻGet Into Itʼ and the mighty ʻEverytimeʼ/ʻOverdoseʼ doing damage across dance-floors worldwide, winning fans from Skream, Mista Jam, Chase & Status and High Contrast in the process. Since then Mark won the ʻBest Breakthrough Producerʼ award at the National D&B Awards 2012 and has remixed Chase & Status, Example, Nero, Professor Green, Wiley and Jakwob to much critical acclaim. Heʼs also currently working on production projects for Relentless, Virgin and Island Records.

2012 saw Wilkinson up the levels once more, releasing the mighty ʻAutomaticʼ in the summer, followed by the hit record ʻNeed To Knowʼ feat. Iman which topped the iTunes Electronic chart, was championed by the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Nick Grimshaw, was Sara Coxʼs daytime Record Of The Week and spent 4 weeks on the Radio 1 playlist. Now hotly tipped to do big things across drum & bass and electronica, Wilkinson has just released ʻTake You Higherʼ to much critical acclaim, again topping all D&B charts and receiving numerous daytime Radio 1 spins. Wilkinson is now set to release his next single ʻHeartbeatʼ feat. P Money & Arlissa, shortly followed by his debut album on Ram Records titled ʻLazers Not Includedʼ. He continues to tour worldwide from Sydney to Berlin, Barcelona to Brighton with his dynamic and energetic DJ sets including festival performances this summer at EDC Las Vegas, Mallorca Rocks, Exit, Nass, Global Gathering & Bestival. One to watch!